16 Dec '11, 10am

New Banksy Graffiti in London is Satirical Slap at Consumerism

New Banksy Graffiti in London is Satirical Slap at Consumerism

Banksy, that super-productive and ubiquitous graffiti artist, is at it again. This week three new pieces of his graffiti popped up on the streets, or should that be walls, of London. There are ostriches on the side of the National Gallery , a satirical message about consumerism on a wall and a street sign bearing a new spin on the meaning of rat race. banksy /Promo image Why the flurry of activity? Maybe it is a gift for harried Londoners at this grey and dark time of the year. Or perhaps it is a reminder that there is more to life than running around like rats in a cage. banksy /Promo image Perhaps we are all like ostriches, sticking our heads in the sand when it comes to the important issues in this world. Or maybe it is self-promotion (what, me?) He does have a website where he too is selling Christmas cheer (?) such as "instructions" for making a mobile out of closed-c...

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