Banksy: One Nation Under CCTV

Filed under: Art Pranks, Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

Submitted by André Gattolin:

Banksy, the well-known english street painter, strikes again, this time in the center of London, attacking the ‘society of control’.

Banksy, One Nation Under CCTV

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Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date – despite being watched by CCTV
Daily Mail
April 14, 2008

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.

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.’

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Banksy: One Nation Under CCTV

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