Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Oh, Banksy, You’ve Done It Again

Continuing his tradition of staging surprise installations in unexpected locations, the British artist Banksy has staged another surprise installation in an unexpected location, BBC News reported. His latest stealth project, which officially opens on Saturday, turned up in the City Museum and Art Gallery in Bristol, England, about 120 miles west of London. Though the museum is traditionally home to artwork and artifacts commemorating Bristol’s maritime history, Banksy filled it with animatronic exhibitions, paintings and a rusted ice cream van. By Dave Itzkoff