“Who knows what Banksy really looks like? I for one hope that we never find out the truth”.
The term International Man of Mystery is perhaps best used when it comes to describe the controversial street graffiti artist Banksy. The elusive artist has announced his first UK show since 2009, and the people are buzzing about it. The Banksy vs Bristol Museum show in 2009 drew in huge crowds, and his new show- Dismaland– is proving to be even more popular.
Dismaland is an exhibition at a derelict seafront Lido in Weston-super-mare. The show has been described by Banksy as a ‘family theme park unsuitable for children’.
The exhibition, which will require a lot of audience participation; has been kept a secret from residents and council workers for a long time. In fact, only four people in the entire council knew about Bankys’ exhibition taking place. Speculation had been growing in the area when locals began noticing structures being built, however they were told that a Hollywood movie was going to be shot there.(READ MORE)