Banksy's New Piece is a Comment on Smartphones

The line between Banksy and parody is becoming so thin that it might soon cease to exist. Take his new piece, up at an undisclosed location but posted to his website today, which depicts a man and a woman embracing, their faces illuminated by the glow of their phones.

This is a commentary so banal that, as Andy Cush at ANIMAL points out, Bansky is about two years behind The Atlantic, which featured a similar image on its cover for a story titled "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?" Banksy also posted images of this piece to Instagram, and someone somewhere surely turned to their partner to alert them of this fact.

"Your love is a lie." — Banksy

[image via Banksy]