I don’t care much for the majority of street art, but there are some pieces that just capture the imagination, with Banksy an inspiration to many.
“I still paint graffiti because I genuinely think the side of a canal is a more interesting place to have art than a museum. And the fact of the matter is, if you exhibit in a gallery you have to compete against Rembrandt, but if you paint down an alley you only have to compete against a dustbin. I guess it’s the art equivalent of hanging around with fat people to make yourself look thin.”
Banksy quoted from a piece in The Times.
Here’s a five-minute trailer from Exit Through The Gift Shop — A Banksy Film.
I’d like to watch the full documentary. Watched it. Worthwhile.
More samples on www.banksy.co.uk.