BANKSY SECURED MUG
PAINTED: 2003, SALVAGED: 2004.
Street artist Banksy has never been shy of making a political statement and in 2003 he created ‘Secured’. Spray paint on plywood and measuring 90" in length and 48" wide, the piece shows a security guard with a moustache with the slogan reading 'secured by sleepy migrant workers on minimum wage'. Is it a coincidence that this design appeared around the time of the Olympic security fiasco?
During the Liverpool Biennial 2004 this piece of reclaimed plywood was set for landfill after the destruction of a derelict building during the regeneration of the city prior to its three year development plan leading to the Capital of Culture award. After it was salvaged from a heap of scrap wood in a skip the piece spent its early life as back board for a D.I.Y shelving before being shown to the world at STEALING BANKSY?
The wrap around image for the mug can be seen below:
ABOUT OUR MUGS:
White ceramic mug with a 330ml capacity. This is a classic earthenware mug. It is dishwasher and microwave safe.