Olympic Works by Banksy
Olympic Works by Banksy
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Olympic Works by Banksy

Banksy I would not be myself if I did not respond in my work to such a powerful informational occasion as Summer Olympics 2012which will start in London one of these days. In honor of this large-scale sporting event, the British artist created a series of "Olympic" works, in which he showed his rather ambiguous attitude towards the Games. Banksy is one of the main cultural traders of the modern world. Moreover, he does not always need to do something himself in order to be on the pages of publications specializing in contemporary art. His work already exists in isolation from the author. Let us recall the revived pictures of Banksy from Nick Stern (Nick Stern).

Nevertheless, Banksy continues to create. The new work of this street artist is dedicated to the Olympic Games, which will begin in London this Friday. With their help, the artist made his contribution to the preparation of the city for this sports event.

True, Banksy considers the Olympics not so much a sporting event as a political one (with all the ensuing consequences). He showed this vision in his new works.

A series of "Olympic" works by Banksy so far consists of two images. One of them shows a javelin thrower running up to his maximum speed and preparing to throw … a combat missile.

In the second "Olympic" work, Banksy portrayed a black athlete using a pole to jump over a fence with barbed wire, at the foot of which lies an old, dirty mattress (moreover, real, not painted).

Olympic Works by Banksy

The Olympic Games, almost from the very beginning of their revival, have become the arena of not only sports, but also political battles (recall at least the extremely politicized Olympics in Berlin 1936, Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Beijing 2008). And Banksy only reflected this established trend in his work.

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