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Hunting the Wild Banksy in Africa

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melfeasance is a group administrator melfeasance says:

Most of us around here are quite familiar with the things Banksy did with an African theme...


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...but how many of us knew he was physically in Africa doing graffiti? Not many - until we saw what he did there in the drawings and photos now on display in the recreated studio part of his exhibition Banksy Versus Bristol Museum.


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Of the above photo, Olly C says:

I've seen this one in the flesh. Its in the suburbs of Bamako in Mali, West Africa. Banksy was there about 4-5 months ago. Sadly this has been partially painted over, Peaches Geldoff is no more and somebody has added a flower to the collection tin. There's also a few local tags scribbled on the same wall.

There are a handful in Mali, stretching from Bamako to Timbuktu. Their locations are still unpublicised as far as I can tell.



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If you have any more information about his trip to Africa, or have photos of work he did there, please share it with us. Cheers.

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ray182 says:

id love to see these in better quality too!! i'm surprised these didn't make it onto bbc news!!! or even news papers didn't get hold of these
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melfeasance is a group administrator melfeasance says:

the media find out about Banksy on the Internet and are often months behind
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ray182 says:



The Scenic Sidewalk: Street Art in Africa
"Timbuktu, Mali January 2009"
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shell shock is a group administrator shell shock says:

love the story that is linked to above (The Scenic Sidewalk: Street Art in Africa- "Timbuktu, Mali January 2009")

Made me laugh. banksy can't even go to Timbuktu without getting on the internet soon after....
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ray182 says:

it took long enough for it to come to our attention though!! makes me wonder if there's any other things done out that that we don't know about
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Lusername says:

Has anyone been to Machu Picchu recently :-)
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eddiedangerous says:

he has just done a new african themed piece on old street (the original home of the pupl fiction series), two african kids holding empty banana skins!!
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melfeasance is a group administrator melfeasance says:

discussion of the new African themed piece on Old Street resumes here
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ray182 says:

i like these!! i dont see the witty side to some of them so unless im missing it he just did some straight out class african themed stencils :-) from above, 2nd 3rd and 5th ones
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melfeasance is a group administrator melfeasance says:

From Banksy's website: www.banksy.co.uk/


Banksy - Timbuktu

Banksy - Timbuktu

Banksy - Timbuktu

Banksy - Timbuktu
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