I’ve not heard of Banksy before but I like this guy. He’s a graffiti artist in the UK and, like me, he’s incensed about CCTV cameras being up your nose. He snuck up on a CCTV camera in a Post Office yard off Oxford Street in central London. In broad daylight too. Here’s the really fun bit. Whilst the CCTV cameras were supposedly monitoring, watching, surveilling, intruding – Banksy erected some scaffolding, which reached several stories in height and plastered a huge protest slogan that reads “One Nation Under CCTV”. The CCTV camera (or the hidden faces behind it) apparently didn’t raise the alarm. Perhaps it wasn’t switched on? I have a suspicion that many CCTV cameras are there to remind us of their presence, but I wonder how many are active. Mmm….anyway…
If you look closely at this wonderful piece of art, you see on the bottom left corner a policeman is taking a photo of the graffiti artist (who is depicted as a boy in a bright red jacket), whilst a dog barks.
Banksy quietly slipped away, having done this sort of political protest a number of times before. I haven’t been able to find out who Banksy is. A bit of an elusive chap. But I did find a group dedicated to Banksy’s works on Flickr.
Source & image credit: The Telegraph