Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
On October 10th an episode of the Simpsons entitled "MoneyBart" aired. As the opening theme song played we received a surprise by British street artist Banksy. Banksy's vision depicts sweatshop conditions for The Simpsons animators.
Banksy is often considered controverisal. He is known for his political artwork which often consists of stenciling images upon buildings.
So, what were the show's creators attempting to convey here? Was this a message to the higher ups about ethics? Regardless, one thing to keep in mind here is that the Fox network did allow the piece to air. So, perhaps they didn't feel too threatened by Banksy's message.
I'm a fan of Banksy's work. He definitely makes you think and I imagine that's the purpose of his work. To learn more about Banksy go to his website http://www.banksy.co.uk.