Banksy Unveils the Magic Kingdom of ‘Dismaland’

Banksy is a genius.


Graffiti artist Banksy has created his own take on Disneyland, a grim exhibition at an abandoned U.K. beach attraction.

Dismaland” will take over the Tropicana swimming pool in the English resort town of Weston-super-Mare. Featuring works by more than 50 artists, including Damien Hurst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty, Dismaland is a spin on festivals and amusement parks- the world’s first “bemusement park,” the BBC reports.

Although renowned for his street art, Banksy says that Dismaland is an open-air performance, requiring audience participation via photos and social interactions. “A dead princess is only complete when surrounded by gawping crowds with their cameras out or the opportunity to photograph yourself pulling an amazed expression when a killer whale leaps from a toilet,” Banksy said.

Among the artwork on display are cheeky takes on the usual theme park attractions: a portrait artist who will paint a likeness of the back…

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