Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Joy of Not Being Sold Anything

When I was a kid I used to
pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised God doesn’t work
that way, so I stole one and
prayed for forgiveness.
-Emo Philips

Banksy's new exhibit entitled The Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill, solidifies that this "concept artist" is a virtuoso in the art of good humour and satire. The pet shop opened earlier this week and exposes Banksy's take on the ironic love/eat relationship humans have with animals, as well as the ethics and reality of factory farming. The BBC has a short but fairly comprehensive video covering the exhibit.

See more of Banksy's work here.

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