Banksy's Mystery Tour: 'Homecoming' Show Opens in Bristol
True to his reputation, super-secretive British street artist Banksy is keeping his new show, opening somewhere at sometime in Bristol this weekend, under wraps until the very last moment. That moment came and went this morning actually, and now we know that his "Banksy Versus Bristol Museum" exhibition is happening at the Bristol Museum starting tomorrow through August 31st.
As a homecoming for the street artist-turned-cultural icon, the show will be Banksy's largest yet in Britain with over 100 works and the animatronic pieces from his New York show last fall. And what's better than taking in a new museum ehxibition? Taking in a new museum exhibiton that's free!
That's right: "Banksy Versus Bristol Museum" has free admission, just like past Banksy shows. However, none of the pieces are for sale, so don't expect Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to show up and buy everything like they did back in LA. Nonetheless, expect hardcore Banksy fans and devotees of subversive art to flock to Bristol this summer to see pieces such as these: "Michelangelo’s David is now wearing a suicide bomber’s jacket, and the Venus di Milo now appears as an amputee beggar."
The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and Banksy's pieces dominate the whole of it, so don't fret about going all that way for a simple room of old graffiti.
· Video: Inside Banksy's New Bristol Exhibition [This Is Bristol]
· In Pictures: Banksy's Bristol Show [BBC]
· BanksyNews [Twitter]
· Street Art Coverage [Jaunted]