Mr Money Bags at Occupy London
Over the past few weeks, passers-by at Occupy London (the peaceful protest against economic inequality) at St Paul’s Cathedral have been greeted by a curious reinterpretation of the iconic Monopoly board.
A comment on corporate greed and corruption, the art installation features large-scale models of the game’s pieces, and Mr Money Bags – top hat in hand – seems to be looking for a handout. The classic Hasbro board-game character makes a poignant social and political comment on the current attitude towards the economy, the banks, and the elite.
Rumour has it that renowned British street artist Banksy is behind the controversial work, but the elusive illustrator isn’t likely to lay claim to it anytime soon.