Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Low Brow Graffiti

The graffiti artist is thought to have struck again overnight, leaving this image on the wall of a pharmacy in north London.
The new painting depicts two children pledging allegiance to supermarket giant Tesco.
A Tesco plastic bag flies in the place of a flag.
The owner of the pharmacy in Essex Road, Islington, is said to be thrilled by his new paint job.
"I just walked into the shop on Monday and, lo and behold, there it was," he told the London Paper.
"I am absolutely delighted - I think it's just fantastic. I've heard how much these works can go for.
"We would consider selling the wall, but not the shop. I think anyone who would want to erase it is crazy. It's a piece of art."
Banksy's latest graffiti follows Gordon Brown's warning last week that retailers may be forced to cut down on plastic bags if they do not do so voluntarily.The Prime Minister has hailed the example of retailers such as Marks and Spencer, who has announced it will charge customers 5p for every carrier bag given out by its food stores.

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I am more than prone to monologues; however, this is solely due to the manner in which they compliment a witty anecdote and their ability to resemble concrete evidence when it is so obviously lacking. I often wish I could emulate that aloof character who coolly stands in the corner smiling mysteriously as if she has a secret. However, I fear resisting the temptation to involve myself in other people’s conflicts and responding through body language rather than verbose banter may come across as contrived and arrogant. And, I am not willing to take that chance.

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