A large scaled Glam Rock mural in the style of Banksy has appeared in Bristol to mark the Queen’s Diamond jubilee. The mural over a local Clay Cafe is a 1950’s rendition of the Young Queen Elizabeth wearing a tiara with an Aladdin Sane style lightning bolt drawn on her face. The piece has been verified as a work by the Bristol artist Incwel it appears on the Incwel website and offered as a print for £175.
Banksy’s work typically includes satirical social and political commentary, and ranges from murals to sculpture and installation, often playing with the contextual aspects of the work. The artist’s first solo show was held in 2002 at Los Angeles’ 33 1/3 Gallery, and in 2003 he was commissioned to design to cover of Blur’s ThinkTank. Today, Banksy’s work appears internationally; most notably, he painted nine sardonic images on the Palestinian side of the West Bank barrier. In Summer 2009, Banksy took over the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery with an exhibition attracting over 300,000 visitors and hour-long queues all the way down the road. Most recently the artist has experimented with film, achieving an Oscar nomination for his documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop. Photo: Henry Tullip ©2012