Tesco Tank

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The Tesco Tank by Banksy shows an army-style tank with the trappings of a battle tank, Tesco written on the side. It is painted in a gray/gray green wash with black details. For those who are unfamiliar with the company, Tesco is a large grocery chain taking over retail in the UK.

Interpretation of this work can vary. A tank is a huge, heavy vehicle, well-armed, and little can stop it. The Tesco logo on the side suggests Tesco is such a company. Large, heavy, and taking over the retail market, it cannot be stopped, even if it is heading in the wrong direction or hurting others much smaller. If someone tries to stop it, the company is well-armed, and can destroy the attacker without much effort.

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