Banksy Gets Hanksy’d


Banksy, the UK’s most notorious ‘street artist’ is finding himself the subject of a public lampooning on the streets of New York City. A mysterious new artist known only as “Hanksy” is creating a new series of stenciled graffiti pieces, which mirror some of Banksy’s best-known works, replacing the heads with those of Tom Hanks. It’s a wonder that somebody hadn’t thought of it sooner…

While we are on the subject of Banksy, If you haven’t seen the tongue-in-cheek-yet-excellent “Exit Through The Gift Shop” documentary it is a great insight into the work of a modern legend…

Words: Mark Birtles

Translation: Brittany Ishikawa

August 16, 2011 • Share on TwitterShare on Facebook