After the recent rioting over the opening of a Tesco’s store in Stokes Croft, Bristol of which more than 30 people were arrested, Banksy has in response launched a new piece of art. The poster, of a Tesco Value petrol bomb shows a significant piece of commentary on Tesco’s overwhelming dominance and his support for the protesters. It’s also nice to see some of Banksy’s more painted style work reach the headlines. The poster is going to be sold too at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair for £5 with the profits going to support the legal defence of for the arrested rioters.
I know Banksy seems to have quite a lot of critics these days for his work (as would anyone in the public eye), but you can’t fault his wit and social / political commentary.