"What We Do In Life Echoes In Eternity - Banksy" Canvas Art.
Banky’s first graffiti in Queens, NY uses a quote from the movie, “Gladiator.”The text reads “What we do in life echoes in Eternity,” as a man begins to wipe it off the wall.
As for the quote, it’s from Maximus in Gladiator, which is a variation from the original by Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and philosopher who said “What we do now echoes in eternity.”
We believe this piece is directed towards the taggers, bombers, and haters of his residency thus far. You have a guy wiping away the paint, besmirching the image. Banksy’s telling these guys with a karmic voice (and all Banksy haters) that their destructive ways will manifest for eternity. What’s in your soul now, will be in your soul forever.