Banksy is a graffiti artist based in England who is known for his satirical street art and political and social commentary on publicly visible surfaces throughout the world. Although most well known for his two dimensional graffiti art, he often creates artistic installations as in the one in the Soho area of London, England.

This broken telephone box complete with a pick and pool of blood appeared overnight, representing the death of phone communication due to the arrival of social media. BT (British Telecomm) embraced the work as a representation of the move from the iconic red phone box to a more modern design.