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Banksymus Maximus

By May 22, 2005

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Stealth artist Banksy left an(other) offering this past week, this time at the British Museum. Amongst the institution's Roman Britain exhibition, the "Peckham Rock" (labeled: "Early Man Goes to Market") was attached to a wall via double-sided tape for some three days before museum personnel (alerted by an email from Banksy) noticed it was there. The pictograph on the rock looked absolutely authentic, save for the fact that Early Man is pushing a shopping cart - which I find (lacking any word from Banksy or proof of that which will next be written) a nice tribute to (1) James Seehafer and Massurrealism and (2) Sylvan Goldman, long-ago inventor of the shopping cart and owner of the Piggly-Wiggly supermarket chain.

It's no secret that Banksy amuses me, but what do you think? Whether your opinion is pro, con or "shut up about Banksy, already," you can cast your vote in the completely unscientific About Art History Poll: Banksy : Art Hero or Villain?

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