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SOME WORLD AFTER ALL


Remember when Banksy was actually a guerrilla street artist? Last week the artist debuted his “bemusement park” Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare, England. And no, it’s not a ripoff of Paul McCarthy’s WS show. The park features collaborations with 58 artists including Damien Hirst and Jimmy Cauty, and sets with Banksy’s trademark satire. Cinderella’s carriage crash sprawls in her castle while a village replete with police inhabits another corner. While tickets are priced at low low £3 per person, it’s hard to imagine Dismaland as the dystopian fortress Banksy purports to be when musical acts play weekends and the project itself requires enormous capital. No one can contest the Banksy’s brand power anymore.

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