BANKSY PAINTS NEW ORLEANS AS KATRINA MEMORIAL

“One wouldn’t normally expect to find the world’s most Googled street artist lurking among the ruins of the lower ninth ward in NEW ORLEANS, but that’s just where renegade stencil artist BANKSY has been holed up for the past week, covering the desiccated city with art to commemorate the anniversary of KATRINA, the hurricane that killed 1800 people when it struck the coastal city in 2005. Said Banksy of the operation, “Three years after Katrina I wanted to make a statement about the state of the clean-up operation,” and attested that the city’s levee wall offered “the best painting surface in the state of Louisiana.”

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Below are paintings from around Louisiana that Banksy haves done. This is really some deep & real art. What is your thoughs on this art and state of NEW ORLEANS today?

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~ by fmanyc on September 7, 2008.

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