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Travel the world with Banksy in Bristol

I loved, just loved the Banksy exhibiiton at Bristol City Museum. The queues have stretched right down the street from dawn to dusk, people have been flying in from all over, but it was worth it. Let’s hope they take the exhibition somewhere else soon, so the rest of the world can enjoy. I’ll post a few more photos soon, but here are some of my faves with a travel theme.

I hate Mondays – a homage to Sir Bob

The girl with the apron, could this be the new Mona Lisa? – don’t you think her eyes follow you around the room?

Easyjet is everywhere now you know!

Was this me in my rickshaw in Berlin?

Oops, was that a waterfall?

The photographers were out in force – I feel sure you’ll see a book, postcard or poster in a shop near you soon. This was iconic stuff. More photos coming soon.

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12 Comments

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    Wanderluster
    August 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Amazing stuff – I’ve never heard of Banksy (am I uncultured?) but I love the whimsical nature of this exhibit.

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    marina k. villatoro
    August 29, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Classic, simply classic! As much as I detest lines, I wold have stood to get in to see this!

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    Dominique
    August 29, 2009 at 3:30 am

    The middle one–with the billboard–is a classic! I don’t know about EasyJet, but the picture to me certainly seems to be a pretty universal comment on the way billboards pretty much obliterate the scenery.

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    Lorraine
    August 29, 2009 at 3:37 am

    This exhibition could be called the “Creativity Exhibition”. Now I want to imagine a famous painting and see what I could do with it to make a statement. Fun stuff!

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    Anil
    August 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I like the contrasts!

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    Tim Marks
    August 29, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    The girl with the apron next to the 18th century man. Perfect contrast and compare.

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    Fly Girl
    August 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    What an intriguing exhbit1 I especially like the Sir Bob Geldof tribute. I hope they bring this to Chicago!

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    Heather Cowper
    August 31, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    @ Wanderluster
    Surely everyone has heard of Banksy, at least if you come from Bristol – he really is the local hero but he guards his anonyminity closely. He could have made a packet from this exhibition but he chose to do it free for the people of Bristol and beyond.

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    VVS-Hedestoker
    September 1, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Wow, I’d love to go there – now. Cheers for sharing this.

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    Sherry Ott
    November 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Super stuff! Loved the bikini apron. Looks like a super exhibit – thanks for sharing!

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    The Banksy exhibition in Bristol | Heather on her travels
    January 28, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    […] and enjoy my blog, I’d love you to to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!A while back I wrote a short piece about the Banksy Exhibition that took place back in July and August 2009 at the Bristol City Museum. […]

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