New Banksy in Bristol
On the morning of 6th of June, children, staff and parents from Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol were welcomed by a new piece by Banksy painted on their school. Done as a thank you gift for naming one of the houses after him, Bristol-born artists accompanied his work with a hand written letter.
We just received these photos by Feralthings showing the details of the doodle-like piece that depicts a kid running down the street with a blazing tire. Probably referencing photo by Martha Cooper from her "Street Play" series, the work was done using spraypaint (doodle part), stencil (tire) and freehand brush work (flame). In his signature matter, the artists is using dark humor to comment on the reality that kids are growing in these days, full of tension, hate and open conflicts.
The letter that arrived along with the piece says “Dear Bridge Farm School, thanks for your letter and naming a house after me. Please have a picture, and if you don’t like it, feel free to add stuff. I’m sure the teachers won’t mind. Remember, it’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission. Much love, Banksy.” -Sasha Bogojev
Read our 2015 cover story and interview with Banksy here.