pissed off street artist
Banksy encourages shoplifting
The mysterious street artist Banksy is outraged by the actions of the Guess fashion house. Because the company uses his motives, he calls for shoplifting.
Street artist Banky vents his frustration on Instagram, calling out the thieves. They should visit a Guess fashion house store.
Apparently angered by the use of one of his motifs, the mysterious street artist Banksy appears to have indirectly encouraged his fans to shoplift. The Briton posted a photo to his Instagram account on Friday, in which he is said to show off the window display of a fashion chain in London. There, the well-known Banksy “Flower Thrower” motif can be seen behind some items of clothing: a masked man who is about to throw a bouquet of flowers. The shop window reads: “Guess x Brandalised with Banksy graffiti.”
Banksy wrote: “Shoplifters, go to Guess on Regent Street. They used my art without asking. How can it be wrong if you do the same to their clothes?” By Friday night, more than 900,000 users had liked the post.
No Guess reaction
The Guess company 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 influence that resonates throughout popular culture.” The collection is a way for fashion to thank the artist. It was created in collaboration with Brandalised, whose mission is to “bring Banksy fans affordable graffiti collectibles.” Brandalised sells many products with Banksy motifs. Initially there was no reaction from Guess.
Banksy’s identity is unknown. The only thing that has been clarified is that she comes from Bristol, in the west of England. More recently, she caused a stir with various graffiti on war-damaged buildings in various Ukrainian cities. (SDA)