Excerpt from the BBC posting:
Graffiti artist Banksy has pulled off an audacious stunt amid tight secrecy to stage his biggest ever exhibition.
A burned-out ice-cream van is among 100 works Banksy has installed at Bristol’s museum, replacing many of the museum’s regular artefacts. The reason the museum was closed was kept secret from top council officials. Banksy said: “This is the first show I’ve ever done where taxpayers’ money is being used to hang my pictures up rather than scrape them off.” Staged in the council-owned City Museum and Art Gallery, Banksy’s Bristol Museum features animatronics, installations and a sensory display.
“This show is my vision of the future, to which many people will say: ‘You should have gone to Specsavers'”, Banksy added.
The exhibition and its location have been a closely-guarded secret since October, with just a couple of museum officials in the loop.