'Heavy Weaponry' Cardboard - Dismaland Souvenir
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"Heavy Weaponry" Dismaland Souvenir
Size: 40cm x 25 cm
The piece comes with gift receipts from dismaland and tagged
This cardboard work comes from the ephemeral Dismaland Bemusement park.
Heavy Weaponry depicts a singular elephant made in Banksy's recognizable stencil style with a rocket strapped to its back. The image of the elephant bearing a rocket on its back carries various interpretations; presumably the general message is anti-military, in line with Banksy's other works using similar imagery.
Dismaland was a temporary art project organised by street artist Banksy in the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Prepared in secret, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015 and closed on 27 September 2015, 36 days later. Banksy described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children".
These works cannot be attributed to Banksy. They are souvenirs and documentary evidence of the witty and original park created by the British artist.
- In condition as donated.
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