Banksy Breezes Through New Orleans

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From Nola Rising, “a post-Katrina art campaign encouraging people in all faubourgs of Greater New Orleans to publicly display works of art, regardless of how simple or untutored it may seem to be, for the purpose of rebuilding and restoring the human spirit in our city”, August 29, 2008:

Banksy pays a Proper Tribute to New Orleans and Honors us on the Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Banksy came to New Orleans this week to pay homage to our fair city and share the love for our struggles with the recovery. In the style that is uniquely Banksy, he has highlighted our frustration with the turtle’s pace of recovery and the rats running various public offices.

Read more and see more images from this blog.

From The New York Times, August 28, 2008:

Banksy Hits New Orleans:

…According to a statement released by Banksy on Thursday, the murals were created in response to Fred Radtke, an antigraffiti campaigner also known as the Gray Ghost, who uses gray paint to cover up graffiti. The statement also said, “Three years after Katrina I wanted to make a statement about the state of the clean up operation.”

thanks Erin