Rooftop Sniper 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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In this well know piece of Banksy stencil art a police sniper is kneeling down on one knee and is taking aim with his rifle with his intended target caught in the cross hairs. Behind him a teenage boy wearing a baseball cap, T shirt and shorts has crept up with an inflated brown paper bag that he is about to pop. This art work was painted on Upper Maudlin Street in Bristol in 2007 on a roof top opposite The British Royal Children's Hospital. In 2011 it was completely painted over in black spray paint by a unknown person. Angry local residents ironically called this fatal defacement of the stenciled art work an act of 'vandalism'. It was later replaced in 2012, around the time of the diamond jubilee, by another piece of graffiti stencil art depicting the queen with a David Bowie style lightning bolt across her face.
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.