I do love a laugh when it comes to members of parliament and what they get up to but when Banksy’s artwork was put on show; it just made me smile all day. There was Banksy’s artwork representing politicians in the House of Commons as chimpanzees, and then I thought, hold on a moment, somethings wrong here, not one of them is sleeping on the job.
The graffiti artist’s work, named Devolved Parliament, was been put on show at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery in time for the original deadline of 29 March.
Devolved Parliament was purchased by an unnamed collector, who had loaned it to the museum to mark a decade since its unveiling.
It’s exceptional art, and that great art is a representation of society. It puts a mirror to society and presents the mood and landscape, and that’s what Banksy does, he points that mirror back at society, and to be fair, it would be kind of refreshing to have apes in parliament striving to improve society, instead of the self-serving individuals we have at the moment, and no matter what we feel about Brexit, this sums parliament up eloquently.
Sadly, there’s not enough poo being thrown about in the painting though, but then again, apes are far more intelligent than politicians who reside in parliament.
Maybe we could do a swap with London zoo and put Clown, Rees- Mogg and Gove in the endangered species enclosure, and then we can have the apes in parliament instead, at least then they’ll make well-informed choices for their whole group and not merely parts of it.