Graffiti artist Bagsy targets supermarket bags for life

From BBC - November 12, 2017

A graffiti artist with an ethical conscience has been leaving their mark on bags for life in supermarkets.

The anonymous artist, who uses the name Bagsy, has been operating in the Rhondda Valley for three weeks.

The ballpoint pen images include Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and 19th Century mine-owner Archibald Hood.

The artist, who has not revealed their gender, said: "Bagsy considers itself to be an alternative tourism campaign for the Rhondda Valley."

Bagsy, whose signature bears a resemblance to that of anonymous street artist Banksy, said they were "inspired" by his notoriety but wanted to offer "an accessible alternative".

They said: "Bags for life will be dropped at supermarkets around the Rhondda area, bags will be specific to that supermarket and thus offering a suitable camouflage.


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