The Artist Banksy on Social Purpose at Christmas

Any fan of modern art should have no problem recognizing the name Banksy. He is one of the most renowned street artists of this generation. His pieces push the boundaries of political and social activism. Every new street scene draws crowds making his art a public spectacle whenever they appear. His work is usually a “call-out” of current society or a send up of a political taboo. He is a revolutionary with a spray can.

Every Christmas season he issues a new holiday street card. They evoke familiar images and invariably provoke response. His many seasonal efforts can be found on Google.

His December 2019 work “God Bless Birmingham” can be viewed here: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-50715803

I enjoy his painting commentaries as they communicate so readily with viewers. Those who visit his pop up sites, feel he is on their side. Whatever the topic, a painter for the people.

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