Banksy is an anonymous graffiti artist in London. He uses satire and stencils to promote a political agenda.
Of Sweeping it Under the Carpet, Banksy said “In the bad old days, it was only popes and princes who had the money to pay for their portraits to be painted, this is a portrait of a maid called Leanne who cleaned my room in a Los Angeles motel. She was quite a feisty lady.”
This was painted on the white walls of the White Cube gallery. They let the painting stay a while, but eventually removed it.
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