Anonymous by choice

Day 15

I found this quote earlier today and used it to make a meme in Canva. It’s really just from a template, so I feel like I’ve cheated even more than in PicsArt, but done is done.

I also briefly researched Banksy, to whom the quote is attributed. Here’s what Wikipedia says:

Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

Click here for lots more.

Banksy also is the artist who, in October 2018, after one of his works, Balloon Girl, was sold in an auction at Sotheby’s in London for £1.04m, pranked the buyer and the process. Again, according to Wikipedia:

Shortly after the gavel dropped and it was sold, an alarm sounded inside of the picture frame and the canvas passed through a shredder hidden within the frame, partially shredding the pictureBanksy then posted an image of the shredding on Instagram captioned “Going, going, gone … .”

Creativity, political and social commentary, fun and anonymity … I love this guy!

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