In Art, Polytricks on October 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

I’m a big fan of Banksy.  For those who haven’t heard of him, he is the worlds most famous, anonymous street artist.  I really enjoy his sense of humour and rebellion.  It would of course be absurd to write down quotations from an anonymous man, so I’m going to try and show his politics and humour through his (alleged) artwork.

Fitzrovia, London. quelle drole m’seur Banksy.. ;o)

West Bank Segregation Wall, gutsy move Banksy!

New Orleans, post hurricane Katrina.


Have a Nice Day Reaper

Shop ’till you Drop.. quelle drole… ;o)

Xmas Shopping

Says it all…

Banksy also decided to protest Paris Hilton attempt at a music career by buying up 500 of her first CD’s and replacing the artwork on the covers.. like this..

And this..

Banksy is also famous for producing a documentary on street art called “Exit through the Gift Shop“.  Some have questioned whether the whole movie is an elaborate hoax, but Banksy is (alleged) to say that “I’m not clever enough to have invented Mr. Brainwash”.   Who knows?.  I like to think its another of his great pranks.

Banksy also directed a hilarious opening sequence for the Simpsons where he savaged Fox TV and Chinese sweatshops. Its a great moment in Television..or is that an oxymoron?..ha..ha…

Banksy also bailed out Voina artists last year which was another ballsy move on his part considering the controversy surrounding artistic repression in Russia these days.. but that will have to wait for a future blog post.. ;o)


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