02 August 2018, The Tablet

Banksy loses his bite indoors

Banksy loses his bite indoors

Banksy's Show Me the Monet


Crossing the nondescript little triangle behind London’s Shaftesbury Theatre 14 years ago, I was stopped in my tracks by the sudden appearance of 10ft sculpture of a seated man with a traffic cone on his head, chin propped on one elbow à la Rodin’s Thinker. It wasn’t the Rodin spoof that made me laugh so much as the title: it was called The Drinker.

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