Another summer installation at the Royal Academy in London for street artist Banksy. While last year’s submission was late in acceptance, this year’s piece is already stirring some conversation. Probably because of its obvious nod to the Brexit and the artist anti stance in regard. If you have not heard about the Brexit yet let me give you a quit rundown.
First, the name itself is a nod to the events happening with the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union. While this process initially started June 23, 2016, it was extended to April 12 of this year then again to this October 31. As it stands Brexit will happen on that later date unless they ratify the withdrawal agreement beforehand. The EU is an agreement between 28 European countries to trade among themselves in hopes to avoid future wars and further prosperity.
But back to Banksy, after submitting the newest piece to the Royal Academy Anti-Brexit was presented for all to see. As long as they don’t take a picture of it, a sign that has since been removed according to “The Art Newspaper”. The title was ‘keep ou’ featuring a padlocked arrival gate from Heathrow airport with the iconic Banksy rat that took the missing ‘T’ in the title and uses it to break open the lock.