Banksy Charlie Brown With Gasoline Stretched Canvas Wall Art. Street art. Printed on top quality canvas and stretched on 0.75 pine wood bars. Ships ready to hang.
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One of the four known graffiti art stenciled by Banksy in February 2011 shows Charlie Brown, Smoking with Gas. It was discovered painted at curb level on the side of a burned out building in Beverly Hills. These bombings‰ verified the suspicion by many in Los Angeles that the artist was there to subversively support his Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.‰ The piece shows the Peanuts cartoon character Charlie Brown surreptitiously emptying gasoline from a red can. He is shown as having a smile on his face while smoking a cigarette. It is as if Banksy is alleging that the cartoon character caused the fire that destroyed the building the graffiti was found on. People have dubbed this piece Charlie Brown Firestarter‰ because of this implication. Today, there is a hole where this street art used to be. Videos of someone jacking the art from the wall spread over the Internet. The perpetrator is shown but remains unidentified. Several people in Fairfax and Melrose are reported as having possession of this piece. These, claims, however, are unverified. Most likely, it is now in the vault of an art collector. Calling this theft is tenuous at best especially considering that the artwork was arguably stenciled illegally. It is sad that the people of Los Angeles, for whom the art was made, can no longer enjoy it in person.
Despite not calling himself an artist, Banksy has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, combined with Banksy stencil style. Due to the shroud of secrecy surrounding his real identity and his subversive character, Banksy has achieved somewhat of a cult following with his street art from some of the younger age group within the stenciling community. Tagging walls and billboards in the dark of night, sneaking around with a secret identity in urban areas. Leaving his political mark on the world for all to enjoy for free.
The infamous UK guerrilla artist, Banksy, is hitting the streets hard in London, Bristol, Australia, the USA, and just about everywhere in between. It‰۪s not only the curiosity of his identity that makes the artist famous, it‰۪s his impeccable political pieces and artwork that stir up discussions on the underlying themes. By calling attention to the issues depicted in his pieces, Banksy‰۪s controversial work requires people to think deeply about the issues he‰۪s attempting to bring to light.