Banksy withdraws his Anti-Conservatives election print

Posted on June 06, 2017

The ever elusive Banksy ALMOST strikes again. The Street artist promised voters in certain constituencies in the Bristol area a limited print if they would prove they voted against Prime Minister May's Conservative party. The exclusive free print, which was to bel be released June 9, is a re-work of his famous stencil image ‘Girl with Balloon’. 

He stated on his official website: “Simply send in a photo of your ballot paper from the polling day showing you voted against the Conservative candidate and this complimentary gift will be mailed to you”. 

However, Banksy had to come back to his promise and cancel it all together. The artist's website said the Electoral Commission warned the offer "would invalidate the election result". Avon and Somerset Police had already let the pubic know they were investigating the print release after receiving complaints about the scheme. Banksy said he "regretted" the cancellation of his "ill-conceived and legally dubious promotion."

Image: Screenshot from Banksy's website