B A N K S Y

(Week of 7/1/18)

Perhaps the most (in)famous street artist in the world, Banksy, whose real identity is still unknown, was born of the Bristol Underground Scene and, today, sprouts up around the globe to deliver his delicious brand of stenciled social satire. This week's list pays tribute to his art, his voice and the wink-wink way he keeps the world guessing about who he is and what he'll pull next.

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Portfolio

Browse this collection of images attributed to Banksy and watch the HBO documentary on the artist's NY Residency.

 

Quotes

Read this collection of Banksy's thoughts and musings.

 

Film

Watch Banksy's film debut, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFTSHOP, which premiered at Sundance in 2010 and was nominated for an Academy Award.

 

Bristol

Read about the Bristol Street Art scene, where Banksy got his start,and listen to Massive Attack, whose lead singer 3D is one of his known influences.

 

Reception & Commentary

Read these three reactions to Banksy's art, then consider whether art critic Jerry Saltz's opinion is accurate or makes him a sad, grumpy clown.