Craig • April 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?
Luis • April 18, 2008 12:44 PM
By the same artist of the second picture:
Scarybug • April 18, 2008 12:52 PM
Reminds me of Brian writing “Romani ite domum” 100 times.
Gaith • April 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 🙂
Anonymous • April 18, 2008 2:00 PM
Banksy Home page:
My Favs are:
Chuck • April 18, 2008 2:16 PM
Those are funny. Here are a couple more, just for chuckles.
Anonymous • April 18, 2008 2:44 PM
Wow, those are beautiful. That banksy has some real talent, in addition to a wicked wit.
Wally • April 18, 2008 3:06 PM
Sigh. Banksy’s web site is blocked by my company’s Websense filter as “Illegal or Questionable.”
lars • April 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 Samuel • April 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. 🙂
Neighborcat • April 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 Squid • April 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.
Freek • April 21, 2008 9:05 AM
Another beautiful surveillance camera drawing by Banksy: http://www.banksy.co.uk/indoors/02.html
rai • April 21, 2008 9:18 AM
Is that a gainsbourough english countryside painting ;~P
Alfonso1912 • April 21, 2008 10:12 AM
Too much cameras, no privacy protecion …. no worry we are working to solve this…
Scott • August 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 Retep • December 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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