Thursday, June 9, 2011

Banksy hit Rio de Janeiro.. Or not?

A UK website is claiming that internationally known street artist, Banksy, has hit the Rio de Janeiro’s ‘Christ the Redeemer‘ statue a few nights ago transforming it into a statue of Osama Bin Laden. Can this be true? Did Banksy pull off the unimaginable?


“With allegations of police corruption running rife, the James Bond of modern art was somehow able to approach the giant statue by helicopter, apparently using a specially adapted cannister and spray nozzle – similar to that used for insecticide – to apply the paint.”

For those who don’t know, Banksy is an anonymous England based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. As a huge fan of Banksy’s work, It would be earth shattering if this story was true but I do have my concerns.

Taking a closer look at the image, theres no doubt in my mind the photo has been altered. In fact, its an awful photoshop job. I also went on researching the creditability of the website and found it to be similar to The Onion, a satirical news website. Their tag line “Time well wasted” confirms it. Oh and did I mention I found the original image? Check it out for yourself.

If this story was real, there would be hundreds of photos flooding Flickr by now. It would be front news on every art-culture blog and website. Until then, we wait for him to actually give us something to talk about.

And you? What do you think about this story?


Taken from: DVNOmag

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1 comment(s):

Hence72 said...

That is inredible

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