Banksy Strikes Again in Venice

Juxtapoz writes: “Never invited to be the part of Venice Biennale, Banksy once again invited himself to showcase his work. Using a typical pop-up stand that usually sells tacky paintings and souvenirs, he assembled a selection of 9 works that collectively built an image of a massive cruise ship blocking the city.”

In recent years, the flood of massive cruise ships into Venice has created tensions between Venetians and tourism companies. It’s pretty clear on what side the street artist comes down.

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  • Sean says:

    He has good commentary about Venice, but I was there in 2008 and thought it was a gloried Disney Epcot Center even back then. There is almost no Italian culture in the city despite the Italian residents who still live there. Cruise ships being added to the mix are just the icing on the cake.

  • Estelle Haferling says:

    Well, not completely gone. I’m the kind of walker, who simply can’t say no. Part of the culture of Venice locals knowing how to deal with the crowded scene. I literally landed in a court yard, whose name escapes. Grandmothers sitting on whatever was there, with grandchildren darting around. There was chewing gum Brooklyn which I had to buy. So yes tourism had leaked in or maybe grandma had actually went there. Back home in the not the USSR, I came across an article in our recycling bin. It was one of those glossies about travel. And lo and behold, there was the hidden gem. Uh, oh, where do I next
    Stumble around?

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