'Keep it Real (Laugh Now)' Cardboard by Banksy - Dismaland Souvenir
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Banksy Keep it Real (Laugh Now)
Title: Keep it Real (Laugh Now) (2015)
Size: 36 cm x 27 cm
The piece comes with gift receipts from dismaland + stamps and tags
*This piece has been unseen since 2015
The artist made Keep It Real in the same year he made his other, now iconic, monkey artwork Laugh Now, featuring the same chimpanzee motif but carrying the message “Laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge”. Banksy has also made a third version of the board-carrying chimp, featuring the message “Lying to the police is never wrong”, but this was never released as editions. Together, Banksy’s chimpanzees are among his best-known animals, representing the disillusioned and downtrodden masses speaking out
against their oppressors.
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".
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