Monday, 18 February 2013

When street artwork gets involved in controversy



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.




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