Banksy on Advertising: Guess What? He Doesn't Love It

Feel free to deface the oppressive images, he rants


Hey, I bet you've been wondering what Banksy—the maverick graffiti artist and filmmaker from England—thinks about advertising. Who hasn't?! I'm gonna take a wild stab here and say … he's against it! That would be a logical conclusion based on these potently pissy paragraphs. Banksy's central assertion: "They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small … They are 'The Advertisers' and they are laughing at you." He suggests that "any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours.

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