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04-15-2008, 08:35 AM
Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date - despite being watched by CCTV

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Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London.

The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera.
Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on 'Big Brother' society.
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http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04_03/Banksy2CCTVSPL_468x443.jpg'One nation under CCTV': CCTV (pictured top right) failed to catch Banksy

Yesterday the scaffolding gang returned to remove all evidence - again without the camera operator stopping them.
The work, above a Post Office yard in Newman Street near Oxford Circus, shows a small boy, watched by a security guard, painting the words: 'One nation under CCTV.'
Andrew Newman, 35, a businessman from Dulwich, who works locally, said: 'It was only on Sunday morning that the Post Offices guys realised what had happened.'

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04_03/NewBanksyES_468x643.jpgYou're being watched: Despite being observed by CCTV cameras, elusive grafitti artist Baksy managed to create his latest - and biggest - work to date under the cover of darkness


04-15-2008, 08:38 AM
From comments:

"I hereby formally propose this man for a knighthood and recommend him for the post of Home Secretary if democracy ever returns to Britain."

- Robert, Worcester UK

Had to be from Worcesterhttp://www.woodenboat.com/forum/images/icons/icon10.gif

Ian McColgin
04-15-2008, 08:45 AM

Paul Pless
04-15-2008, 08:47 AM

04-15-2008, 04:12 PM
In the true tradition of political and social comment, brilliant and audacious.

Duncan Gibbs
04-15-2008, 06:06 PM
I love this guy's work! He's alway fresh and innovative, and always unflinching in his critique of cultural, social and political norms (not you Norman! :D).

I really respect artwork that makes brains tick over a bit more than they normally would.

Good thread Mark!!

The Bigfella
04-15-2008, 06:06 PM
he sku ..... no echos mate - you trying to get to 5000 the easy way?

Duncan Gibbs
04-15-2008, 06:21 PM
A few more from this artist: