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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Banksy in West Africa…

A number of street art imagery found throughout Africa have surfaced on the web—particularly from one particular Flickr group that speculates that the pieces are the work of none other than Banksy. A few weeks back, we issued a post that featured the largest exhibition of Banksy’s work to date, currently on display at the Bristol Museum. You can view the image shown above, and the entire collection of the enigmatic artist’s work right here. Flickr user Olly C weighs in on his contribution to African cityscapes:

“I’ve seen this one in the flesh. Its in the suburbs of Bamako in Mali, West Africa. Banksy was there about 4-5 months ago. Sadly this has been partially painted over, Peaches Geldoff is no more and somebody has added a flower to the collection tin. There’s also a few local tags scribbled on the same wall.

There are a handful in Mali, stretching from Bamako to Timbuktu. Their locations are still unpublicised as far as I can tell.”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:15 am  


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