Banksy Retrospective – Unauthorized of Course

banksy unauthorised retrospective

Banksy The Unauthorised Retrospective in London opens today at Sotheby’s S|2 gallery. Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s agent up until 2008 has curated the exhibition which includes some of the artist’s earlier works through to more recent paintings. More than seventy Banksy artworks will be on display which will make it one of his largest formal gallery shows. I thought I would have been tired of Banksy by now, but I still find him interesting. I like that he has one finger up at the system while most other artists are very obedient and drone-like little creatures. Some urban artists will even tell you to be obedient and OBEY your masters. Continue Reading

Queen of England does a Poo

queen taking a shit on toilet

The paparazzi are not really photographers, they’re not really people either, they’re more annoying mosquitoes than anything else. But people keep lapping up their voyeuristic wares and the paparazzi continue to put food on their tables. So they’re just giving us what we want and you can’t blame them for wanting to make a living. A guilty pleasure I admit to is when they capture the rich and powerful ruling elite of the world in compromising situations. Like the queen of England with her pants down, reading a magazine on the toilet, taking a crap.Continue Reading

Rolf Harris’s Portrait of the Queen

Australian expat Rolf Harris, now based in the United Kingdom caused a bit of a stir with his portrait of the Queen. The entertainer briefly made the “wobble board” famous and more recently hosted the “Animal Hospital” television program in Britain, but has never been known as any kind of serious artist.. a cartoonist, sure.. but probably not someone that you would expect to get to paint the Queen of England.Continue Reading