Banksy Drew Graffiti on School Walls
Street artist Banksy drew new graffiti on the wall of an elementary school in his native Bristol. In this new artwork he depicted a girl rolling a burning tire. This was the artist’s way to thank the schoolchildren for naming one of the school’s houses after him. The children discovered the drawing after they came back from school break on Monday, June 6.
Along with the graffiti, Banksy left a message for the children. “Dear Bridge Farm School, thanks for your letter and naming a house after me. Please have a picture, and if you don’t like it, feel free to add stuff. I’m sure the teachers won’t mind. Remember, it’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission. Much love, Banksy,” the note that his PR team sent the school says.
Geoff Mason, headteacher at the school said in a comment to the Bristol Post that the school will save this artwork: “It was done after we ran a competition to change the house names, and we decided to name them after Bristol legends. We had to include Banksy.”
Cover photo: @RebeccaRadford7 / Twitter
— Courtney (@CPFaulknerx) June 6, 2016