The third Banksy story we’ve written in as many days – turns out Banksy’s surprise new piece, sprayed off Tithebarn Street, wasn’t just a random bit of generous street art by the elusive graffiti megastar. It was, in fact, a crafty bit of marketing to get us all talking before the unveiling of a sculpture he’s donated to the Walker Gallery. What a clever chap. The ‘Cardinal Sin’ sculpture – a traditional bust with a pixellated face made from bathroom tiles – is a response to the church’s ongoing child abuse scandals. Turns out Banksy’s a massive fan of the Walker. He told the BBC: “I love everything about the Walker Gallery – the Old Masters, the contemporary art, the rude girl in the cafe. And when I found out Mr Walker built it with beer money it became my favourite gallery”. The rude girl in the cafe. Amazing. Thought it was just us. The piece features in the gallery’s much-lauded period collection, as requested by Banksy himself. It’s set to be exhibited there indefinitely. Picture via @ColinGPaterson on Twitter ‘Cardinal Sin’ by Banksy Walker Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool Posted December 15, 2011 – 8 comments 8 Responses to “Banksy overload: artist donates new sculpture to Walker Gallery” patrick_hurley December 15, 2011 @7streets now that’s more like it. The biplane thing was rubbish, but I really like this. #Banksy December 15, 2011 at 11:55 am Banksy’s back in Liverpool « That's How The Light Gets In December 15, 2011 […] Banksy donates art work to Walker Art Gallery: so that’s why he was in town! 53.410777 -2.977838 Share this:Like this:LikeOne blogger likes this post. […] December 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm Walker cafe fan December 16, 2011 We are regular visitors to the Walker and always use the cafe……. I think Banksy is expressing appreciation of Scouse humour… how ironic that Some Scousers donn’t get it! December 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm SevenStreets December 16, 2011 @Walker cafe fan No – we were saying we love her too. December 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm Pete Carr December 16, 2011 So how long till it has a Robbo lego figure next to it? 😉 December 16, 2011 at 10:36 pm Gladys Pertwee December 20, 2011 @SevenStreets @Walker cafe fan I also love the rude girl in the cafe and spent many days when I was a student sketching her. Come on seven street, you didn’t really know who the rude girl was did you? December 20, 2011 at 11:19 am SevenStreets December 20, 2011 @Gladys Pertwee@SevenStreets@walker All cafes have one don’t they? December 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm “I’m never sure who deserves to be put on a pedestal or crushed under one” – Banksy | Faye Johnson November 10, 2013 […] http://www.sevenstreets.com/banksy-overload-artist-donates-new-sculpture-to-walker-gallery/ […] November 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. You must be logged in to post a comment.