January 24, 2011

Inspiration Monday: Playful street art

If we no longer see real children playing outside, should we paint some instead? The UK street artist known as "Banksy" takes grafitti to a whole new level by adding whimsical touches to city buildings and walls. Among other things, he paints children at play -- a sight that is sadly less and less prevalent on today's urban streets.

To avoid prosecution, Banksy has kept his true identity a mystery, although according to Movieweb, an eBay user recently attempted to auction it off (receiving a high bid of $1 million). Whether or not you frown on renegade street art, we're willing to bet that these samples of Banksy's work will make you crack a smile:

Can't get enough? See more street art from Banksy at banksy.co.uk.

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