Banksy street murals recreated in Milan's main train station
A visitor walks past "No Future", a reproduction of a mural by British artist Banksy, during the unveiling of the "The World of Banksy, The Immersive Experience" exhibition, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
MILAN -- Travellers at Milan's main train station will this week be able to take a break among reproductions of murals by elusive street artist Banksy.
"The Word of Banksy -- The Immersive Experience" opens Friday in the Mosaics Gallery, on the rail level of Milan's monumental Central Station.
It features reproductions of some of Banksy's best-known pieces, such as "Nola," created in 2008 out of sympathy with the people of hurricane-battered New Orleans.
Banksy's street art has been recreated by young European artists and installed against backgrounds mimicking their original street setting.
New works reproduced include "Aachoo!!," depicting a mask-less woman sneezing and knocking her dentures off, and "Steve Jobs," which Banksy painted on a wall at the entrance to the Calais encampment of migrants hoping to reach England.
The show is a follow-up to an earlier Milan exhibition that later traveled to Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Brussels and Dubai.
It is open through Feb. 27.
The exhibition is unauthorized, but the curator notes it's also been unchallenged so far.
(The Associated Press)