Celebrating Banksy’s non attendance at the Oscars last night…..come and see his work as a street artist in Bristol, England !
……how about a “Banksy Tour” of the world famous Street Artist’s home town of Bristol, England? Besides his “street art”, he the Bristol Museum has saved much of his work for posterity!
Banksy was nominated for an Oscar for his documentary “Exit through the Gift Shop”. A street artist whose work is widely prized by museums, collectors and galleries, Banksy has kept his exact identity a secret from the media, preferring to operate under the radar in cities around the world.
Here is a trailer for the movie and some photos of his work around Bristol.
Bristol is a bit of a “Mecca” for street art and the are many more examples of outstanding art from “Banksy wannabees” !
Also, Bristol has an amazing historical heritage with many connections between the old and new worlds. John Cabot sailed from Bristol in 1497 to discover Newfoundland and subsequently there were strong trading connections between Bristol and the Americas – tobacco, rum, sugar and, indeed slavery. Bristol has one of the oldest black communities in the country…..there is a museum of slavery here and there were actually white slaves sent to the Americas from Bristol.
Bristol is a great place to visit not just for Banksy…..the redeveloped docks are fascinating and its the best place for food outside London !
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