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.
Banksy loses his bite indoors
Get Instant Access
Register for free to read this article in full
Subscribe for unlimited access
From just £19.99 quarterly
Complete access to all Tablet website content including all premium content.
The full weekly edition in print and digital including our 179 years archive.
PDF version to view on iPad, iPhone or computer.
Already a subscriber? Login