Banksy paints the queen as David's Bowie's "Aladdin Sane"

Ben Cotton | Sunday, June 10, 2012


It’s only fitting that Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebration should have a small contribution from our favourite street artist Banksy. Located on Upper Maudlin St. near the Bristol Children’s Hospital, the recent stencil depicts Queen Elizabeth II in black and white with a colorful red and blue lightning bolt across her face much like David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane” from the 1970s. The same location was home to two previous works by Banksy – one depicting a sniper and child as well as a work that showed David Cameron and Boris Johnson as rioters.

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