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CraigApril 18, 2008 12:35 PM

Cute. Were people thrown off by the scaffolding to think that some official work was being done, rather than graffitti on a grand scale? Or was nobody watching the camera?

GaithApril 18, 2008 1:42 PM

Apparently, somebody in London has been making graffiti paints using a strong detergent to clean up the walls. so they only way to remove the graffiti is by cleaning the entire wall :)

AnonymousApril 18, 2008 2:44 PM

Wow, those are beautiful. That banksy has some real talent, in addition to a wicked wit.

WallyApril 18, 2008 3:06 PM

Sigh. Banksy's web site is blocked by my company's Websense filter as "Illegal or Questionable."

larsApril 19, 2008 6:54 AM

Banksy definitely is worth to look at. There has been a huge discussion related to the second picture, whether this is art or vandalism. Given that "to prevent vandalism" is one of the major reasons to install a camera the controverse discussion itself is a reason to appreaciate the piece.

Although I really do like the third much more. Just imagine the guys in the monitoring room "suddenly" facing those letters.

Chris SamuelApril 19, 2008 8:11 AM

If you like his art Banksy has a great book of his work called "Wall and Piece" which has the wonderful quote on the back “There’s no way you’re going to get a quote from us to use on your book cover” attributed to a Metropolitan Police Spokesperson. :-)

NeighborcatApril 19, 2008 9:30 PM

How can you condone this type of behavior? Those who place cameras have only the best interests of our society in mind. What is depicted is vandalism, a crime.


WAAH HA HA HA HA!! Just kidding! Wish I'd thought of it. I do note that one of the cameras has been ripped from it's mounts, along with its junction box. I hope none of the stinkers were hurt.

Colossal SquidApril 21, 2008 5:44 AM

I'm getting flash-backs to every pretentious art-school exhibition it's ever been my misfortune to attend.
And a link to the Daily Heil?

Saying that there's some nice Banksy stuff in Bristol, done before he got into his ham-fisted 'social commentary.'
And the 'one nation under cctv' thing was pretty audacious, so kudos for that.

ScottAugust 24, 2008 4:26 AM

Security cameras, the next best thing for entertainment. I had some night vision cameras at my house catch the police drawing their guns on a dummy army guy and ording him to drop his weapon. Here's a link to the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0zLiy26MPA A police sargent came to our door a few days later and wanted the video for their police christmas party. No kidding.

Peter E RetepDecember 8, 2009 7:46 PM

I came back to look because of the recent comment.
I discovered that our school district
blocks photos of surveillance cameras!

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