Monday, July 20, 2009

Banksy Strikes Africa

Apparently Banksy went under everyone's radar and left his still-mysterious mark on numerous locations in Africa - in particular, Mali, Bamako and Timbuktu. While the Peaches Geldoff is quite entertaining, I'm particularly drawn to the woman hanging the Zebra stripes on the line.

I often ask myself why Banksy is so popular, and along with the mystery of the artist(s), I think it's the unique incorporation of creativity with the landmarks, positioning and surrounding cultural identities (see his West Bank trip). Plus, the imagery is just cool as hell. The work brings a renewed life and vision to venues that most would look through or around without a second glance. Banksy takes the second...and a third...and even a fourth to give us something truly unique for our generation of politically-driven artists.

[via Kitune Noir]