Friday, 21 November 2008
Banksy's new pet store art exhibition
Banksy, the famous, but anonymous street artist did recently open his newest installation exhibition The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill.
It concentrates on the contradictory ways in which people see and use animals – for instance as food, pets, exotic beasts, and clothing.
In this work, entitled Chicken Nuggets, two bite-sized ready-to-eat pieces peck at a single-serving carton of tomato ketchup, watched over by their mother hen.
A second installation in the series shows what appears to be a leopard resting on a branch in a zoo enclosure, which turns out on closer inspection to be a fur coat. Another sees two fishfingers swimming gently around in a goldfish bowl.