The Occupy London movement has a new centerpiece at St. Paul’s Cathedral, courtesy of (we think) Banksy. This serves as the street artist’s stamp of approval for the cause (which is planned to last for six months, costing the closed cathedral £16,000 per day in lost tourism revenue).
It is no surprise that Banksy, whose work (including Oscar-nominated doc Exit Through the Gift Shop) usually makes a strong satirical political or societal statement (the Oscars and News of the World have gotten the Banksy treatment), is now weighing in on this international anti-greed and anti-corruption movement. The 3-D installation is a Monopoly board with an impoverished Mr. Money Bags, a sports car and a red house with “TOX” written on it. Ironically, it has been valued at £400,000. Here’s more.
[Artlyst via LAT]