AN ARTWORK by Banksy has been voted the worst kind of bullshit that your middle-class auntie has on coasters.
Banksy’s artwork Balloon Girl, illegally stencilled on a wall in rundown East London in 2002, has within 15 years become the preferred artwork of women who say ‘Oh, sugar drops’ instead of swearing.
Art critic Eleanor Shaw said: “Banksy’s been on a remarkable journey from urban guerilla operating outside the rules to sentimental shite that goes with the Laura Ashley wallpaper in the downstairs loo, but the truth is he was bollocks all along.
“Trite, obvious and painfully twee, Banksy is now the favourite artist of people who don’t like art but sometimes the walls need a bit of cheering up.
“The art world has been exposed as fools. Frankly if Jack Vettriano’s The Singing Butler had been stencilled on dirty walls in rough bits of Bristol we’d have been conned into thinking it edgy as fuck.
“If you have Banksy books or artworks in your home, destroy them before anyone sees. Though you’ll always know now, in your heart, that you’re no better than the rest.”
Your auntie said: “I like that graffitti art. I’ve got a big cock and balls framed over the sofa.”