London Phone Booth by Banksy. Street art. Printed on top quality canvas and stretched on 0.75 pine wood bars. Ships ready to hang.
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The original Banksy London Phone Booth caused quite a stir during its brief lifespan in 2006. Appearing overnight on a street in Soho, London, this bent and broken British Telecommunications phone booth laid forlornly on its side, axe protruding from its side, blood pooling underneath.
Featured in the Banksy film ‰ÛÏExit Through the Gift Shop‰, this sculptural graffiti elicited a myriad of reactions. Londoners divided themselves into two camps: those who appreciated the spirit of the art, and those who decried it as vandalism. British Telecommunications praised this as stunning visual comment on BTs transformation from an old-fashioned telecommunications company into a modern communications services provider. ‰ÛÏPerhaps this official‰ analysis captured Banksy‰۪s meaning in creating the sculpture.
At the same time, 2006 saw the introduction of Facebook beyond college campuses. MySpace topped 75 million users. While these innovations fall under the realm of social media, are they really so social? Facebook, MySpace and other electronic forms of communication allow individuals to hide behind a computer screen, pretending to be that which they are not. Perhaps Banksy was mourning the passage of good old-fashioned human communication when he created his famous sculpture.
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.