- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Banksy’s Giant Monopoly Set Joins Occupy London Movement
Posted By Helen Morgan On November 7, 2011 @ 10:30 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | 2 Comments
In support of London's Occupy movement, a giant representation of a Monopoly board is on display outside St. Paul's Cathedral near the London Stock Exchange. This clever version of the game is thought to have been constructed by the elusive street artist Banksy - it exhibits traces of his style as well as his characteristic pro-protest and anti-corporate subtext.
A unique take on the iconic game, the board comes complete with a depiction of Rich Uncle Pennybags , top hat in hand, begging for money. Bankers are presumably represented by the sports car and top hat game pieces, while street names have been changed to the cities where other protests are taking place. This attention to detail continues with a familiar plastic red house with ‘tox’ spraypainted on its side, a reference to the tagger Tox who was convicted of criminal damage earlier this year.
Through wit and humor the board is encouragement for the ‘Occupy’ protests  that are continuing to spread internationally from the Occupy Wall Street movement (along with their innovative bike generators Inhabitat took a look at last week ).
Via Kuriositas 
Images courtesy of Beth PH 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/banksys-giant-monopoly-set-joins-occupy-london-movement/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/banksys-giant-monopoly-set-joins-occupy-london-movement/banksy-occupy-london-monopoly-board-giant-3/
 Rich Uncle Pennybags: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Uncle_Pennybags
 ‘Occupy’ protests: http://www.occupytogether.org/
 innovative bike generators Inhabitat took a look at last week: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/occupy-wall-street-protesters-heat-things-up-with-bicycle-powered-generators/
 Kuriositas: http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/10/banksy-gives-occupy-london.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Kuriositas+%28Kuriositas%29
 Beth PH: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59050971@N02/
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.