The street artist got angry
Banksy promotes shoplifting
Mysterious street artist Banksy is outraged by the actions of fashion house Guess. Because society exploits his motives, he invites shoplifting.
Street artist Banky is letting his frustrations flow on Instagram – with a challenge to shoplifters. They should visit the store of the fashion house Guess.
Mysterious street artist Banksy appears to have indirectly incited his fans to shoplift out of anger over the use of one of his designs. The Briton posted a photo on his Instagram account on Friday, which he says shows the window of a fashion chain in London. There, Banksy’s famous “Flower Thrower” motif – a masked man about to throw a bouquet of flowers – can be seen behind some of the clothing. The window reads: “Guess x Brandalised with graffiti by Banksy.”
Banksy wrote: “Beware of pickpockets, please go to Guess on Regent Street. They used my art without asking. How can it be wrong to do the same to her clothes?” More than 900,000 users had tagged the post by Friday evening.
No response from Guess
Guess previously announced a collection inspired by Banksy’s spray art. According to a press release, creative director Paul Marciano, 70, said: “Banksy’s graffiti has had a phenomenal impact that resonates throughout popular culture.” A collection is a way for fashion to thank the artist. It was created in collaboration with Brandalised, whose mission is to “offer affordable collectibles to Banksy graffiti fans”. Brandalised sells numerous products with Banksy motifs. There was no response from Guess at first.
Banksy’s identity is unknown. The only thing that has been clarified is that he is from Bristol in the West of England. Most recently, he caused a stir with several graffiti on war-torn buildings in several Ukrainian cities. (SDA)