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via Banksy New Orleans stolen! Katrina tributes removed and others covered up by the 'Gray Ghost'.

The online dissemination of the Banksy New Orleans graffiti raised awareness of some of the issues that persist in New Orleans. The Banksy New Orleans graffiti also drew attention to aspects of the Katrina disaster that I was not aware of previously – there were powerful images, such as Abraham Lincoln in a rocking chair, and the fridge piece prompted me to investigate its relevance (the ‘Katrina fridge’ became a symbolic reminder of the hurricane.)The Banksy New Orleans graffiti may well be disappearing, but it persists virtually and continues to deliver an interesting alternative insight to Katrina and its after effects.

via Banksy New Orleans stolen! Katrina tributes removed and others covered up by the 'Gray Ghost'.

for more works by Banksy, visit his website at www.Banksy.com

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“I looked out the window of the taxi on the drive into New Orelans and remarked, ‘There’s still so much devastation. I can’t believe they haven’t cleaned this mess up’ to which the driver stared at me and said ‘This part of the city wasn’t affected by the hurricane – its always looked like this.'” – Banksy

Friday, 29 August 2008
via Banksy New Orleans Katrina tributes published on the Banksy website.

 

Banksy is painting New Orleans, with various pieces around the city appearing in time for the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Banksy has published his New Orleans work on his own website at www.banksy.co.uk and the New Orleans graffiti has been picked up by media organisations and bloggers alike. All the images are available on the Banksy website and Banksy has also included notes on some of the photos. Here is a selection of my favourites from Banky’s New Orleans pictures:

via Banksy New Orleans Katrina tributes published on the Banksy website.

Banksy New Orleans – Gray Ghost Revenge! “In addition to its other problems the streets of New Orleans are patrolled by a vigilante called The Gray Ghost, a man who’s been systematically oliterating every piece of graffiti across the city with the same shade of gray paint since 1997!” – Banksy

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Graffiti

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Graffiti

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the signs of the times

signature of the city

designs

scrawls

on walls

and everywhere

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care

and concerns in color

dribbled,

scribbled

big and WILD! —

almost child-

like…

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with pride

the tribe inscribes

their abode

and makes it Home —

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a man-made birthmark

anguished art

city’s soul

spilled in writing

on any vacant wall

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I am Here and I am Now :

Look at me!

See me!

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