In the summer of 2009, local artist Banksy took over Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and called the exhibition “Banksy versus Bristol Museum“. The extraordinary exhibition ran from 13 June—31 August 2009, and over 100 works were displayed.
Banksy placed his paintings amongst the historical collections of Old Masters and left sculptures, such as Angel Bust and other pieces, dotted throughout the museum displays.
The main entrance housed a burnt-out ice cream van that pumped out an eerie tune. A riot policeman was riding a children’s horse ride. Not something you expect to see in a museum setting, even fish fingers swimming in a goldfish bowl was on display!
Check out the trailer for Banksy versus Bristol Museum below …