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Last days to see Banksy in Porto, if not up close and personal, at least by appreciating his artwork

There are still some days left to see first-hand the "Banksy's Dismaland and Others" exhibit at Porto Customs Building, which has received a huge number of visitors. Banksy artwork, executed in a distinctive stencilling technique can be appreciated till next Sunday, 28 July at Porto Customs Building.

The work of this anonymous England-based street artist is catalogued as vandalistic, political or even as satirical street art, featuring subversive epigrams that combine dark humour with graffiti.

The exhibit features photographs of Banksy's "Dismaland" (2015), with photos by Barry Cawston, who is unofficially considered the "official photographer of Banksy's artwork, as the mysterious artist has often published his photos in his own website.

The show was presented as an "art festival and amusement park", featuring "beginners' anarchy". It was open for five weeks only and with a limited number of entrances.

Banksy stirred things up completely by creating a "bemusement park" as opposed to a place of an amusement park in the British coastal city of Weston-super-Mare near Bristol.

This park was created as a Disneyland-satire. Over 40 artists participated in the project, including the Portuguese artist Wasted Rita.

"This powerful exhibit intends to take audiences through the phenomenal work of an artist that has been using his art for more than 25 years to question the values of society", as stated by the organisation.

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