Two new Banksy murals have appeared on the walls of Barbican centre in London. Both pieces were confirmed on 17 September on Banksy’s Instagram account. The first piece depicts Banksy’s version “Boy and dog in a Johnnypump” by Basquiat. The second motive is possibly comparing the Basquiat exhibition with the London Eye tourist attraction. Jean-Michel Basquiat started his career as a street artist in New York.
Banksy’s announcement reads: “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican – a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls”
During 2016 there were only two street art pieces documented. One in London in January and the other one in Bristol in June.
London, January 2016
Bristol, June 2016
Besides the stencils for the London Olympics there are only a handful street art pieces in 2012, and all of the in the UK. Inscriptions are coming back.
Banksy stencils four motives in London on the Olympic theme.
Photos: http://www.banksy.co.uk and http://www.arrestedmotion.com
Banksy showed his support for the Occupy London movement by installing a new piece at St.Paul’s Cathedral. The sculpture consists of a modified Monopoly board with the hotel covered in graffiti including a TOX tag and an unshaven Monopoly mascot begging for change with his top hat.
After spending some months in the US in the first half of 2011, Banksy is back in UK for the summer. One piece in Liverpool, and maybe two in Bristol, the rest of them in London.
Photos: http://www.banksy.co.uk, http://www.arrestedmotion.com
Besides the Cans Festival in May, this year there are very few documented street art pieces in the UK.