A new work by street artist Bambi has been created in London. The work, entitled Lie Lie Land, features a dancing Theresa May and Donald Trump in the pose made famous by the movie La La Land.
The work can be found at the corner of 40 Cross St and Shillingford Street, London N1 2BA.
Bambi says “Lie Lie Land is a parody of the blockbuster Hollywood movie La La Land. The original film poster for La La Land is pasted everywhere in London – on buses on bus-stops on billboards, a happy couple dancing without a care in the world. The film was released during a dark political time in our world when our government lied about trident and literally held hands with Donald Trump.”
Bambi is the pseudonym of a contemporary British street artist. Her works focuses on contemporary female identity and its relationship to patriarchal culture. She also keenly highlights political and social injustices. This is the first street work unveiled by the artist in recent months, and is the first of a series of works she has planned for 2017.
Known for her stencilled graffiti works, Bambi creates street art to offer social commentary and address political concerns, often through the depiction of notable contemporary figures, including Ai Wei Wei, David Beckham, and Boris Johnson as Winston Churchill. She is collected by a number of celebrity fans, including Rhianna, Brad Pitt and Adele.
Bambi describes her start in art saying “My dad use to call me Bambi as a child – short for bambino. And it was with my dad’s air-operated airbrush, filling the pot with cadmium red paint, then using a stencil that I’d cut earlier using his Stanley knife out of a Reader’s Digest magazine cover. I sprayed – without the owner’s knowledge – on the silver bonnet of a beautiful shinny Rolls Royce car that was parked just outside my parents block of flats in London. I later went to St Martin’s School of Art and continued shenanigans using stencils in my paintings and spraying on walls all around the West End.”
She adds “I think being an artist is about creative freedom. Social comment is always present in my work. Being a woman is also an important ingredient in my images. Emily Davison is my hero – a suffragette who fought for women’s rights and even losing her life to the cause.”