Let’s take a look at Dismaland – Banksy’s very own art theme park

By on Sep 29, 2015 in Artists, Expositions

So in case you haven’t heard, good old Banksy decided to open up his very own theme park in which visitors are taken on a journey through some kind of anti-disneyland. The saddest place on Earth When arriving in the teeny tiny town of Weston-super-Mare in south-west England you’ll be greeting by a gloomy dead-eyed looking girl welcoming you to ‘the saddest place on Earth’. Just like we’d expect from Banksy this place is nothing less than a satirical yet creative take on the beautiful dreamworld that amusement parks like Disneyland portray. Dismaland is Banksy’s largest exhibition to date and shows you something you would expect from the world famous artist who is known to explore topics such as war, refugees and political corruption through his artwork. Don’t worry, there are indeed a couple of rides in the theme park but most of the visitor...

Famous Banksy mural mistakenly destroyed by authorities

By on Oct 15, 2014 in Artists

Last week authorities in southern England admitted to removing a famous Banksy mural after getting complaints about the graffiti from locals. Later they admitted to not knowing who’s work it actually was. Oops… Banksy At Clacton-on-Sea we (used to) find a mural portraying pigeons carrying signs with anti-immigrants texts written on them such as ‘immigrants not welcome’ and ‘go back to Africa’. The world famous artist is quite known for fetching attention with his often provocative, satirical yet insanely creative works although his true identity remains a mystery up until this very day. The work in Clacton-on-Sea was removed after authorities received an increasing amount of complaints about the ‘racist’ nature of the graffiti on the wall. Tendring Council spokesman Nigel Brown is letting us know that they did make a ‘mistake’...