Banksy and Greenpeace

In 2001 Banksy was commissioned by Greenpeace UK to create some artwork for their ‘Save or Delete’ campaign to highlight the problems of global deforestation and combat the illegal trade in logging. Banksy came up with an image that depicted characters from Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ bound and blindfolded facing the chop in a devastated forest.

The image was used by Greenpeace on posters, postcards and stickers and has more recently been used at festivals as a photographic backdrop.

There were also stencils used as part of the campaign but these were  designed by Third Planet, not Banksy.

The original canvas artwork (pictured above) is going to be sold at auction on Jan 11 at Bonhams in London.

Photos: Bonhams, Greenpeace, monkey puzzle.

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