The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
   
Hoaxes Throughout History
Middle AgesEarly Modern1700s1800-1840s1850-1890s
1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s21st Century2014
Cave Art: Banksy Strikes Again
image The self-proclaimed 'art terrorist' Banksy made headlines back in March for sneaking his own work into various New York art galleries. Now he's done it again. He managed to sneak some faux prehistoric rock art into the British Museum. The rock art depicted a caveman pushing a shopping trolley. It hung in the British Museum for two days before being detected. The British Museum has now loaned the rock art back to Banksy who is displaying it at his own show in London. But they expect to get it back eventually.
Art
Posted by The Curator on Fri May 20, 2005


lol, that's quite funny. I think they should keep it there, the trauma depicted in the dinosaur's eyes as he walks down the supermarket isle is absolutely breath taking. I can almost feel the cereal box coming off of the shelf, into my hands and into the buggy...true talent...true talent
Posted by spazEabE  on  Fri May 20, 2005  at  02:40 PM
As I have said before....This is the coolest guy in the world....I need to get some of his work!!!!
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Fri May 20, 2005  at  03:32 PM
Shopping trolley? I guess since it's British, it's a trolley.
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Fri May 20, 2005  at  05:31 PM
How's about cart or buggy?
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun May 22, 2005  at  07:10 AM
Excellent prank - and kudos to the BM for taking it in good humour. I get so saddened by the way most such pranks seem to lead to outrage...
Posted by Paul in Prague  on  Mon May 23, 2005  at  04:57 AM
I hope the BM hang it up on every April 1st, without fanfare.
Posted by Peter  on  Mon May 23, 2005  at  07:27 AM
Yeah, us brits call it a trolley. Over here a cart or a buggy is something kids make to ride down hills in. A buggy is also what you would push toddlers around in until they find their feet.

This guy sounds like fun anyway! Glad there wasn't a big outrage about it. Totally agree... not enough people laugh about this kinda stuff *sigh*
Posted by Lila  in  Yorkshire, UK  on  Mon May 23, 2005  at  10:09 PM
love thats funny, cave men rule, crank that cavemen.
Posted by henry  on  Sat May 24, 2008  at  04:58 PM
Commenting is no longer available in this channel entry.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.