A couple of “art loving moms” from West Virginia were inspired by Banksy’s shredded painting earlier this year and came up with their own Banksy-esque Christmas display
An art center in the US has devised a shrewd way to pay homage to artist Banksy for Christmas this year, by creating a “shredded” Christmas tree.
The display at Parkersburg Art Center in West Virginia, in the United States, is inspired by the anonymous English artist’s shredding of his piece Girl With Balloon after it was sold at auction this year.
The tree was created by volunteers and “art-loving moms” Kelley Cartwright and Kasey Snyder, as part of the art center’s annual Artist Tree Display.
Kasey told the Press Association: “There are a variety of artist-inspired trees on display including Yayoi Kusama, Peter Max, Leon Zernitsky, Helen Frankenthaler and Banksy.”
A picture of the Banksy tree has gone viral on Reddit, with some of those commenting on it commending details such as the red bauble in the top right-hand corner which echoes the red balloon placement in Banksy’s piece.
Source article Irish Examiner
Images courtesy Reddit User strangeloop527