One can see several changes in Banksy’s street art from 2006 and onwards. The pieces are fewer but much more elaborated. Banksy goes to Bristol in October to paint a police sniper and a boy with a paper bag waiting to burst it in his ears.
In June 2006 Banksy goes back to Bristol to paint the iconic “Well Hung Man” on Frogmore Street. Other notable work includes the vandalised telephone booth and the “18 minutes”, the maid sweeping the dust under the carpet.
Well hung man, Bristol
18 minutes, London
Apart from the installation in Palestine in August 2005, Banksy’s street art production is concentrated in London. An interesting development in this period is the street sculptures, or installations, in the London urban landscape.
Photos: Wall and piece – Banksy
Banksy’s focus is still in London with a few a pieces appearing in Bristol and in Brighton. The iconic piece Pulp Fiction goes up in 2002 on Old Street in Shoreditch, one of Banksy’s preferred areas in London. The Royal Guards in different areas in London are from the same period.
Bombhugger in Brighton
Banksy distributes placards with “I don’t believe in anything. I’m just here for the violence” at a May Day anti-war demonstration in London.
Banksy moved from Bristol to London somewhere in the end of 1999. Banksy is highly prolific on Londons street during this period.