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Cartoonist challenges Banksy’s intellectual property rights

Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 11:25 AM | By Tara Parker

After viewing the recent Toronto exhibition, The Art of Banksy, Cinders McLeod was surprised to discover that the British graffiti artist, Banksy, may have “pinched her ideas” in certain drawings published in The Glasgow Herald in the 1990s.

For instance, Banksy’s Bomb Middle England (2003) bears an uncanny resemblance to McLeod’s Anarchic Granny (1999) — both works feature crouching middle-aged ladies, on bended knees, bowling with a lit fuse bomb on a bright green lawn. And if you compare Banksy’s Think Tank album cover for the English rock...