A splashy Los Angeles debut by Banksy, perhaps Britain’s most notorious graffiti artist and public prankster.
Earlier this month Banksy surreptitiously placed a blow-up doll dressed as a Guantánamo detainee inside the fence of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland, where it apparently remained for more than an hour before park officials shut down the ride and removed it.
Many of the pieces have been seen before, either on the streets of London and other cities, in books of Banksy’s work or at his Web site. Many comment on war, like the stark image of a television camera crew filming a child amid ruins as the producer holds back aid workers to allow for just one more shot.
Read the whole article: In the Land of Beautiful People, an Artist Without a Face by Edward Wyatt ~ New York Times ~ September 16, 2006
Here is a quote from Banksy’s website:
I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me
Click here to see the image that the quote goes with.
And here is the entry to Banksy’s website
(note: ~ some of the images are slow loading but worth the wait!)