"The graffiti artist Banksy has managed to smuggle in his latest work, a dead rat in a glass-fronted box, into the Natural History Museum....

The piece called "Banksus Militus Ratus" was displayed with a text that said the common sewer rat had some remarkable new characteristics. "
April 8, The Guardian.
- selma 4-09-2004 8:57 pm

"The art to it is not getting picked up for it, and that's the biggest buzz at the end of the day because you could stick all my shit in the Tate Modern and have an opening with Tony Blair and Kate Moss on Rollerblades handing out vol-au-vents and it wouldn't be as exciting."

yba, guy ?

- bill 4-10-2004 6:45 pm [add a comment]

  • I would guess Tom Sachs (but he is not a yba is he?)
    - selma 4-12-2004 10:59 pm [add a comment]

The thing I like most about the rat intervention is the tiny sunglasses - funny! We have two artists here (Canada) who are banned from major museums. Jubal Brown is banned from the AGO for barfing on art, and Istvan Kantor is banned from the National Gallery for throwing paint at art. Jubal has since been in more than one show at the AGO, and Istvan Kantor just won our most presitigious national art award. It's so silly. The museums have to make special case allowances to let these so called rebels back in to receive their accollades. Is this a triumph? Doesn't seem that way to me, but maybe I'm underestimating museological validation.
- sally mckay 4-10-2004 7:03 pm [add a comment]

governent sponcered terror
- bill 4-10-2004 7:10 pm [add a comment]

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