Children Name a School Building after Banksy, Banksy Shows Up

(Photo: Jon Kay)

The mysterious British street artist Banksy got his start making graffiti in Bristol, UK in the early 1990s. The kids at Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol decided to honor their native son by naming one of their new buildings in his honor.

Sometime last night, Banksy sneaked onto campus and painted a mural on the building. It shows a stick figure image of a child, a house, and a flower. The child is playing with a hoop, but the hoop is a burning tire!

That's an appropriate choice for the rebellious Banksy. He left a note for the children explaining himself. Colossal quotes him:

Dear Bridge Farm School, thanks for your letter and naming a house after me. Please have a picture, and if you don’t like it, feel free to add stuff. I’m sure the teachers won’t mind. Remember, it’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission. Much love, Banksy.

-via Marilyn Bellamy

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