Hanksy Takes on Banksy's Biplane

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, and if that’s true, then Banksy’s just been handed out a pretty nice compliment. Artist Hanksy has made a name for himself by impersonating the elusive Banksy, and one of his latest spoofs is something that you just can’t ignore.

Banksy fans will know his Biplane art, where a plane leaves a heart-shaped trail. In case you do not remember, or it is the first time you’ve heard of it, here is the original work by Banksy.

Banksy's Biplane


As with many of Banksy’s work, there is something about this that I can’t put my finger on. No, it’s not the heart trail. Or maybe it is. Whatever it is, I think that wall is better off with the biplane and its smoke trail. This is the biplane up close.

Banksy Biplane Up Close


Now how did Hanksy spoof this wall art? As one can expect from him, the piece is very similar, with marked differences in detail. His object is no less than Apollo 13, the Hollywood movie that was released in 1995. I barely recall the details of the movie, but I do know that Tom Hanks was in there. And yeah, who can forget that famously overused line that you can see written on the wall below?

Hanksy Apollo 13


In addition to that, Hanksy decided to add another element of fun to the biplane itself. Spot the difference?

Hanksy Tom Hanks


I don’t know about you, but if I were Tom Hanks, I would be sporting a similar – if not larger – grin as well!

Doesn’t that make you want to see more of Hanksy’s work?

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