Art Banksy lands in Paris with six new political murals
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Banksy lands in Paris with six new political murals

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Giulia Pacciardi
Banksy approda a Parigi con sei nuovi murales politici | Collater.al 2

While the fashion week is taking place in Paris, the most elusive street artist ever lands there with a lot of controversy and criticism.
Banksy, without any announcements or confirmations, has created 6 new murals in different places of the French capital.

The first piece was found near the Porte de la Chapelle metro station, where until August 2017 there was “La Boule“, a center that housed 2,700 refugees.
With this in mind, Banksy has revisited “Go Flock Yourself“, one of his most famous mural, creating a new version that reflects the current French and European political situation.
A young black girl covers a swastika with Victorian wallpaper, a symbol of the way in which politicians try to hide political irregularities of a potentially fascist nature.

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The second and third pieces, however, are intended to represent the way in which politicians blind people with false promises and misleading propaganda.
In the first, a man gives a dog the bone of his own leg, previously cut with the saw that hides behind his back; in the second, he reinterprets the iconic “Napoleon Crossing the Alps” by Jacques-Louis David, a symbol of French power, covering his face and making power blind as well.

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The last three pieces introduce one of the elements for which Bristol’s street artist was inspired by the Parisian artist Blek Le Rat: rats.
All of them represent disorder and are, for Banksy, a metaphor for the ability of the working class people to subvert any economic or political situation.

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6 murals that are a clear reflection of his opinion on the recent political choices that have involved also Italy.

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Written by Giulia Pacciardi
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