Article 201404012355: Lady Justice _ Vrouwe justitia als prostituee


Lady Justice _ Vrouwe justitia als prostituee

ID: 201404012355

Guerrilla artist Banksy has covertly cemented a 20-foot (6-metre) satirical statue protesting at the British legal system into a central London square.
Banksy, best-known for sneaking his work into the Tate, has depicted the figure of justice as a prostitute with leather boots and a thong.

Several hundred fans gathered at Clerkenwell Green on Wednesday to see the bronze statue being unveiled.

It was put in place at 0200 BST (0100 GMT) on Wednesday without permission.

Banksy, who shrouds his work in secrecy, has gained a reputation for subversive stunts that outfox authorities.

He says the statue cost £22,000 to construct, is made of solid bronze and weighs three-and-a-half tonnes (3,500kg).

It shows the figure of justice - whose statue overlooks the Old Bailey in London - with US dollar bills stuffed into her garter and a plaque on the plinth saying: "Trust no-one."

Land: GBR