Sunday, October 13, 2013
Banksy Gets Re-Appropriated for Cooper College
The night after it went up, Banksy's Concrete Confessional got joined by some other artwork. There were a few seeminingly random pieces including a new beard on the priest, a stencil of a guy in a suit imitating Banksy's original style, and a reference to Banksy's 'The Musical' series.
Turns out that all of these pieces were part of a coordinated effort to re-appropriate Banksy's piece and bring attention to Cooper College losing its free tuition. 'Overandy' gives an explanation of the piece above.
It is a common tactic for graffiti and street artists to re-appropriate stuff on the streets, so this would seem to fit into that. Although it seems a shame to alter such a beautiful Banksy, if there was a worthy cause, this seems like a good one and well played out.
Click the jump for full pics explaining the piece