Remember street artist Banksy?
Apparently one of his presumed mural entitled Banksy Slave Labor was torn off its wall a few days ago in London, allegedly stolen. It reappeared on an American auction website & is worth 500,000 dollars.
So, don't you think that selling some stolen artwork on a website sounds pretty dumb (=stupid)?
Well, I do & it all sounds like a prank to me but who knows?
Anyway, the article published by the Guardian is interesting as it comments & analyses in a simple way this mural & its meaning, emphasizing once again the power of art & its limits.
To put it in a nutshell, the artwork's message deals with children labour & the sweatshop industry in developing countries, denouncing Great Britain's involvement in this infamous trade.