Grand Terrace, 2011
Art in the Streets, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 17 April – 8 August 2011
Grand Terrace is Banksy’s homage to Rodney King, 20 years after the facts, as it appeared in Arts In The Streets, the Museum retrospective dedicated to Graffiti and Street Art at the MOCA in Los Angeles in 2011.
It a painted version of the Rodney King incident, using the videotape that showed the brutality of the Los Angeles Police who had violently beaten-up King. Except that in his version, Banksy has inserted a colorful “pinata” in the center of the action…