Check out Banksy’s 10 Most Amazing Works Of Art! Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity and this is his 10 most amazing works of art.
10 Stonehenge At the 2007 Glastonbury Music Festival Banksy made a Stonehenge replica comprised of portaloos, or as we call them here in the United States port a potties. The piece was immediately frowned upon because people felt it mocked the ancient ruins. According to the Guardian, Banksy had this to say about the art installation, “a lot of monuments are a bit rubbish, but this really is a pile of crap.” Banksy"e;s “toilet-henge” was later tagged and vandalized by visitors. A small-scale re-creation of this work appeared a few years later during an exhibition at the Bristol Museum.
9 Cardinal Sin In December of 2011, Banksy unveiled a new sculpture titled, Cardinal Sin at Liverpool"e;s Walker Art Gallery. This work appears to be a replica of an 18th century stone bust priest with a pixelated face and is meant to be a commentary on the sexual abuse scandals that have been popping up in the Catholic Church. Banksy was quoted commenting on the piece, "At this time of year it"e;s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity—the lies, the corruption, the abuse."
8 Di Faced Tenner In 2004, Banksy printed one million pounds of altered bills that he dropped into a crowd at the Notting Hill Carnival and later that year at The Reading Festival. On the altered bills Banksy substituted the Queen’s face for Princess Diana"e;s and he added, “Banksy of England,” across the top of the bill. When Banksy did this it lead to the altered bills being misused as payment in London. Most of Banksy"e;s works can be authenticated by his authorized company, Pest Control, with these being the exception. Since these bills are illegal fake currency, Pest Control keeps its distance from any authenticating.
7 You Have Beautiful Eyes In March of 2005 Banksy hung his own work up illegally in New York"e;s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The work of choice was You Have Beautiful Eyes, a simple portrait depicting a woman sporting a gas mask. That same day Banksy also placed works in New York"e;s MOMA and the American Museum of Natural History. Banksy told Reuters at the time, "My sister inspired me to do it. She was throwing away loads of my pictures one day and I asked her why. She said "e;It"e;s not like they"e;re going to be hanging in the Louvre."e;" The museums didn"e;t seem too happy with Banksy for hanging up his artwork with some simple adhesive. Elyse Topalian, the spokeswoman for the Met explained to the New York Times, "I think it"e;s fair to say that it would take more than a piece of Scotch tape to get a work of art into the Met."
6 Sirens of the Lambs In 2013, during Banksy"e;s "Better Out Than In" New York residency, Banksy made this strange mobile installation called the “Sirens Of The Lambs.” This work of art featured a slaughterhouse truck lined with squealing stuffed animals and it was spotted driving through Downtown Brooklyn, the Meatpacking District, Williamsburg and other neighboring parts of the city. All the stuffed animals heads turned and they each had their own signature squeal. Two or three Banksy associates had to sit in the back of the truck to operate the stuffed animals and at the peak of the sound level, someone inside the truck would bang against something repeatedly as if to quiet the animals.
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