Banksy Pranks British Telecom with Bloody Telephone Booth

This retro British Telecom (BT) telephone box, pierced by pick axe, was a recent unauthorized outdoor art installation by guerrilla artist Banksy in London’s SoHo square. It was removed shortly afterwards by the London City Council.

BT later jokingly offered to purchase it and place it in their lobby, describing it as a, “stunning visual comment on BT’s transformation from an old-fashioned telecommunications company into a modern communications services provider.”

Somehow we think the PR spin proffered by BT deviates slightly from Banksy’s artistic intent.

Can you hear me now?” [Collision Detection]

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