Tesco kids street art by Banksy

Tesco kids street art by Banksy

Today when I was surfing through Wooster Collective, I stumbled upon this stunning piece of street art by one of my most favorite street artist Banksy. It shows a video footage shoot by Jeremy Gibbs on how the people reacts to the art when passing by that area. It is very relieve that many people are appreciating the artwork by stopping by and observe it, or take out camera and take a picture.

This street art appears in Essex road London depicting three little children, one is raising the plastic bag of Tesco to the top of the pole just like raising a flag. While the other two children stand slightly further away and putting their left hand on their chest with serious face looking at the plastic bag, as if they are showing respect to Tesco, the biggest shopping mart in UK.

I always admire the outdoor works of Banksy, because it is funny but very meaningful and the idea is just creative. Banksy is popular for his stencil graffiti normally comes with subjects including animals such as monkeys and rats, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly.

His stencils often feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist, anti-establishment, or pro-auction houses. I’m not sure about the exact meaning of this work but it is just awesome.

Below are some other shots of this great street art, credits to Flickr community. Maybe you will think that what’s with the transparent sheet covering the work. The painted wall actually belongs to a pharmacy shop and the pharmacist decided to protect the work from being erased. What a nice move. I read up the discussion of this work at Flickr and it says:

The new Banksy got the seal of approval from Islington council. Deputy leader Terry Stacy said: “I quite like it, I went down to see it yesterday. We won’t be removing it unless the owners ask us to. And it is a wonderful endorsement of the council’s campaign against plastic bags.”

That’s great.

To check out more Banksy’s work, there is a Flickr group (again!) dedicated to Banksy’s art work that you can check out many other photos and angles of his magnificent works submitted by various users or by checking out his works at his own personal homepage. Great job Banksy, I love your work and you had been a truly inspired artist.

Tesco kids street art by Banksy
The close up shots of the two kids staring at the Tesco plastic bag.

Tesco kids street art by Banksy
The work has attracted some people stopping by and observing the piece.

credit: picture 1 | picture 2 | picture 3 | Wikipedia

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  • http://c-onn.com Chong

    Love to see this type of art rather than having the common obscene ones in Malaysia, if you know what I mean.

    I’ve checked out his site. Love the way he interpret it. Most of them are pretty fun. However, there’s one thing I’m not sure of, is he using spray or brushpaint?

  • http://www.jay-han.com jayhan

    Banksy normally use stencil and spray paint as medium, as i can see his many works were done with this method. But he also uses other methods as well like brush paint like you mentioned. I think this piece mostly are stencils, while the blue stripes and the red Tesco text on the plastic bag is brush painted

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