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Banksy in Bamako?


Banksy murals have turned up in some unlikely places, but the latest, Mali, is further-flung than usual.

Drawings and photos of the anonymous street artist’s work adorn a re-creation of his studio in the current crowd-pleasing exhibition “Bristol Museum vs. Banksy,” and among them are a number of pictures of Banksy murals in the West African country.

But could the pictures of the murals simply be illusions, since illusions are a trademark of Banksy’s work? A member of the Banksy Flickr Group says no, he has seen at least one of them in person in the suburbs of Bamako. “There are a handful in Mali, stretching from Bamako to Timbuktu,” writes Flickr user Olly C, adding that they were created four or five months ago and that their locations remain unpublicized.

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Posted on July 20, 2009 by Editor

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