6. Ghetto Boy
Found in the London Borough of Hackney, Ghetto Boy was believed to be a reference to the growing gang culture in the area in 2009, which involved more and more younger children, hence the stuffed teddy in the kid’s right hand. The artwork was painted over but not without arising controversy on its meaning.
7. One Nation Under CCTV
This 3-storey high mural was one of Banksy’s most daring works, significantly considering the difficulty of setting up a temporary scaffolding to reach that high up the wall of the Post Office – with a CCTV camera only a few feet away. It was a protest to the government’s move to erect surveillance cameras all over London. Shortly after its reveal, the Westminster Council had it painted over.