Bolder Than Banksy

The artist known as Banksy made recent headlines with a dystopian theme park called “Dismaland.”  He created a deliberately grotesque anti-Disneyland in Somerset, England, complete with crumbling castle and a carousel of butchered horses. Dismaland is as flat and obvious as its on-the-nose name suggests. It’s also decades behind the zeitgeist. In 2015—25 years after the coinage of the pejorative term “Disneyfication”—it’s hard to get more passé than noting the dark side of the Magic Kingdom. While Banksy was crafting misshapen Little Mermaids, Disney was essentially underwriting the Caitlyn Jenner Transition Extravaganza, which puts Mickey Mouse way ahead of Banksy on the hipness scale.

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