The Story Behind Banksy



“When Time magazine selected the British artist Banksy—graffiti master, painter, activist, filmmaker and all-purpose provocateur—for its list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010, he found himself in the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga. He supplied a picture of himself with a paper bag (recyclable, naturally) over his head.

Most of his fans don’t really want to know who he is (and have loudly protested Fleet Street attempts to unmask him). But they do want to follow his upward tra­jectory from the outlaw spraying—or, as the argot has it, “bombing”—walls in Bristol, England, during the 1990s to the artist whose work commands hundreds of thousands of dollars in the auction houses of Britain and America. Today, he has bombed cities from Vienna to San Francisco, Barcelona to Paris and Detroit.

And he has moved from graffiti on gritty urban walls to paint on canvas, conceptual sculpture and even film, with the guileful documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, which was nominated for an Academy Award.”

.. click the photo or post title to read more.. it’s a good read ;)

Posted 2066 days ago in Visual

peace in tibet

beijing 2008 games protest in London …

Protester a: “..If the Dalai Lama was in charge, Tibet would be even less free than it is now.”

Protester b: “I’m marching today because the people of Tibet aren’t allowed to do so for themselves.”

//quotes above taken from bbc news – read the whole story here//

Posted 3822 days ago in Geek

make art, not war

CALL TO ARTISTS: if you’re between projects and want something to do (and feel good about) go to www.anit-war.com and make some art for the anti-war movement. peace.

Posted 3833 days ago in Geek, Visual

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