Golf Sale t-shirt


Through some people's eyes, many of Banksy's pieces can be seen to be a touch on the edgy side. 

Few pieces more so than Golf Sale, in which he invokes the memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest scene, during which an unarmed Chinese man known only as "Tank Man" and "The Unknown Rebel" stood firm, alone, in front of a long line of Chinese tanks as a part of a protest against government corruption.  

The protest led to the deaths of hundreds of protestors, murdered by the Chinese government, and to this day all photographs and documentation of the events are banned in China and blocked by Chinese internet service providers.  

Many present day Chinese people are completely unaware that the events ever took place, and it is entirely possible that Tank Man does not even realise that he became an international icon for his actions that day.

In Banksy's piece, shown on this Golf Sale tshirt, the man's carrier bag of suspected shopping has been replaced with a red sign that reads "Golf Sale".