Artist Banksy targets Disneyland

12 09 2006

The figure appeared in Disneyland over the weekend

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A life-size replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee has been placed in Disneyland by “guerrilla artist” Banksy. The hooded figure was placed inside the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at the California theme park last weekend.

It is understood to have remained in place for 90 minutes before the ride was closed down and the figure removed.

A spokeswoman for Banksy said the stunt was intended to highlight the plight of terror suspects at the controversial detention centre in Cuba.

Banksy is notorious for his secretive and subversive stunts – such as sneaking doctored versions of classic paintings into major art galleries.

In 2005, he embarrassed the British Museum by planting a hoax cave painting of a man pushing a supermarket trolley, which he said went unnoticed for three days.

Last week, he smuggled 500 “alternative” versions of Paris Hilton’s album into record shops around the UK.

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2 responses

13 09 2006

hi,
unfortunately, the “enlarge picture” button doesn’t seem to work

13 09 2006
pixelhype

– sorry about that. Just fixed the problem. 🙂

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