Monday, December 20, 2010
Banksy 'Jungle Book' Painting Revealed
This never-before-seen painting by British street artist Banksy was commissioned by Greenpeace in 2001 as a part of their 'Save or Delete' campaign, which aimed to bring attention to the current deforestation crisis. Featuring the famous Jungle Book crew awaiting execution, it was intended for use on posters, billboards, and postcards, but was never used due to copyright issues with Disney. The piece was recently revealed when Banksy donated it for an upcoming auction at Bonham's in January.