“Wall and Piece”

Apparently, infamous graffiti artist Banksy spent some time in Mali this year.

This is my favorite of the pieces.

You can see more here.

If you haven’t heard of Banksy, I suggest you get familiar. It is interesting to me that a guerrilla graffiti artist, known for his anti-commercial (anti-corporate, anti-capitalist) work has become such a commercial success. Though I don’t think he feels any angst about it. He wrote in his 2005 book Wall and Piece

We can’t do anything to change the world until capitalism crumbles. In the meantime we should all go shopping to console ourselves.

I wonder what the Banksy pieces will do for the property in Mali on which it is painted. His work goes for hundreds and thousands of pounds at auction.

Just for good measure, here is another one of his famous pieces, also a personal favorite, and a good example of the sense of humour and satire that he manages to inject into his work.

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