[NetBehaviour] Cave art hoax hits British Museum

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri May 20 13:55:07 CEST 2005

*Cave art hoax hits British Museum*

Fake prehistoric rock art of a caveman with a shopping trolley has been 
hung on the walls of the British Museum. The rock was put there by art 
prankster Banksy, who has previously put works in galleries in London 
and New York.

A British Museum spokeswoman said they were "seeing the lighter side of 
it". She said it went unnoticed for one or two days but Banksy said 
three days. Banksy also hung a sign saying the cave art showed "early 
man venturing towards the out-of-town hunting grounds".

It read: "This finely preserved example of primitive art dates from the 
Post-Catatonic era.

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