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Banksy at Glastonbury 2010

Banksy hasn’t hit UK shores for a little while, but he still hasn’t broken with tradition with an appearance at Glastonbury.   Back in 2007, he created a portable toilet sculpture as well as that police stop and search piece, along with many confirmed and unconfirmed sightings before and after.

Fast forward to 2010

Photo via The Telegraph.

This wouldn’t be the first time Banksy has used Glastonbury’s fence as a canvas – and of course  Banksy has regularly used the CND symbol (notably in the print CND soldiers from 2005), with the same applying to the heart on a placard, (see the 2004 Banksy print Love Rat).   Not to mention this piece from San Francisco which incorporated both symbols.  It’s more than likely him, effectively.

Here’s the new Banksy in a little more detail, courtesy of the lonely villein.

Direct photo links: photo 2 & photo 3.

So far, this is the only Banksy to have been spotted at Glastonbury 2010 – but if any others crop up we’ll update this post. Spotted something yourself?  Feel free to let us know via Twitter.

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7 comments for “Banksy at Glastonbury 2010”

  1. I was working on site before the festival and there was a join in the fence that was left un clipped so some one could get behind the fence, when I went up there again I saw a man clearing away the tarp leaving load of masking tape at the top. We followed him and he went off site through the production exit near the bit of work. a few hours later someone painted three ninjas on it while the fence was still open. These were then cleaned off and a padlock was put on the fence (leaving one ninja on the top of the sign). Two more ninjas were back on a day later with the fence locked and full security. These were again cleaned off a few hours later again while there was full security. Security said that they had caught one bloke with a ninja stencil but had let him go as could prove it was him. There were also paste ups from kid30 behind the fence and originaly where the banksy was painted so he must have removed them to do his work.
    Also bumped into someone who said they had seen him doing some other work and he had someone with a blow heater helping to fix the paint quicker?

    Posted by sk | July 1, 2010, 10:02 am
  2. It had been ordered that all grafitti be removed from the fence, good or bad. As soon as “they” realised Banksy had stecilled the fence “they” removed all except his work while rubbing their hands together with greed

    Posted by T | July 2, 2010, 12:59 pm
  3. what a load of toss
    how come they didnt remove any of my paste ups that were next to his or on various other areas along the fence.
    yet he removed mine to do his work… bring on the ninjas!

    Posted by sk | July 6, 2010, 9:33 pm
  4. This section of fence has been stolen now. There is just a gap!
    I’m still on site.

    Posted by Ryan | July 9, 2010, 8:41 am
  5. Any chance it was one of the organizers who removed it for safe keeping? Pretty brazen if it was stolen!

    Posted by P | July 9, 2010, 11:31 am
  6. Great piece! Better photos on my flickr now. The two above were just quick iPhone snaps. TLV

    Posted by the lonely villein | July 20, 2010, 3:15 pm
  7. Thanks, I’ll update the post!

    Posted by P | July 20, 2010, 3:52 pm

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