Banksy v Bristol Museum

Update submitted by W.J. Elvin III:

  • Banksy visitors overwhelm gallery,, August 17, 2009

  • Banksy in secret exhibition stunt
    BBC News
    June 12, 2009

    Graffiti artist Banksy has pulled off an audacious stunt amid tight secrecy to stage his biggest ever exhibition… Banksy said: “This is the first show I’ve ever done where taxpayers’ money is being used to hang my pictures up rather than scrape them off.”

    Staged in the council-owned City Museum and Art Gallery, Banksy v Bristol Museum features animatronics, installations and a sensory display.

    “This show is my vision of the future, to which many people will say: ‘You should have gone to Specsavers'”, Banksy added.

    The exhibition and its location have been a closely-guarded secret since October, with just a couple of museum officials in the loop.

    “I think we may have dragged them down to our level rather than being elevated to theirs,” said Banksy of the subterfuge involved in staging the show in his home city. Read the rest of the article here.

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