Situational and street arts are a challenge to the mainstream, ubiquitous semiotics related to buying things. In my home town of Bristol, the city council asked the people whether a painting by Banksy that had been defaced should be restored, and out of the public purse, 93% voted in favour. Give me a bandido hurling a bouquet over some botoxed narcissist trying to sell us rubbish.

Viona is the name of a situational street art movement, based in Russia and supported by Banksy. Their name translates as ‘war’ and they recently fired an award wining salvo in the form of a “65 meter penis” painted onto a drawbridge. Putin immediately springs to mind, but isn’t he a 1.65 meter penis?