[NetBehaviour] Cave art hoax hits British Museum
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
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