BACK-TO-BACK BANKSY EXHIBITS IN TORONTO DIVIDE FANS OF SECRETIVE STREET ARTIST

Neither show endorsed by urban art darling, known for cheeky stencils and politically-charged graffiti

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Neither shows are endorsed by the urban art darling, known for cheeky stencils and illicit, politically charged graffiti that often take aim at the establishment. (CBC)

Back-to-back Banksy exhibits featuring works by the secretive street artist are unfolding in Toronto.

But observers are torn over the way his subversive messages are being portrayed.

Neither show is endorsed by the urban art darling, known for cheeky stencils and illicit, politically charged graffiti that often take aim at the establishment.

The first is a free, open-air show in the city’s tony Yorkville Village, where two pieces have been installed amid a luxury retail strip home to designer brands that include Chanel, Tiffany and Prada.

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