August 25, 2015
At a derelict swimming park in South West England, renowned street artist Banksy has designed a dystopian theme park named Dismaland, according to BBC, “a demented assortment of bizarre and macabre artworks… unsuitable for children…subversive, darkly comic and cocking a snook at authority.”
The Dismaland website says the “following are strictly prohibited in the Park – spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation.” On the day tickets went on sale (Aug. 21), Dismaland’s website received six million hits.
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