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Transcript of Banksy

general briefing
Banksy is an
street artist who originates from the UK. His works usually depict dark humor and have hidden messages (anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment). Subjects often include rats, apes, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly.
Who is he? The world may never know
He is the son of a photocopier technician and trained as a butcher (what) but "became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s."
Tristan Manco wrote the book Home Sweet Home which stated that Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England".
Banky's work has similarities to Le Rat's, who is nicknamed "The Father of Stencil Graffiti"
types of art
Banksy is most well known for his stencil arts
He does, however, use several types of artwork
(well, the IDEAS are his)
Banksy also incorporates many 3D structures (sculptures) into his artwork. He focuses primarily on getting his message through; therefore he does not work with a restricted style
Stencils, Spray paint, Rocks, Walls, Sculpture material, Stickers everything, seriously. (He even used portal potties to imitate the Stonehedge structures.)
"sphinx made from cinder block and cement"
porta potty stonehedge
Banksy has a distinctive stenciling technique. He is a prodigy in the subject of street art for his amazing agility and creativity. Banksy also frequently uses 3D objects as a part of his works
In using stenciling, Banksy also uses a key method of propaganda: Repetition.
One Nation Under CCTV
Guantanmo Bay Comes To Disneyland
Artworks in the...
The West Bank
Crazy Horse
Works of ARt
The Bad Artists Imitate, The Great Artists Steal
Museum, NewYork
Bristol Exhibition, 2009, Paint
April 2008, Stencil, Ginormous
September 2006, Stuffed toy and Clothing, Human Sized
Disneyland CA
March 2005, Paint
Summer of 2005, Stencil, Palestine
Erbland, Kate. "Banksy's 11 Most Complicated Works." Mental Floss. Taboola, 23 Oct. 2013. Web. 17 July 2014.
Jones, Will E. "The Story Behind Banksy." Smithsonian. Smithsonian Magazine, Feb. 2013. Web. 16 July 2014.
Evans, Nataile. "Horses in Night-vision Goggles with Iraq War Soundtrack." Mirror. Mirror, 14 Oct. 2013. Web. 18 July 2014.
Parry, Nigel. "Banksy." Briansewell. N.p., 2 Sept. 2005. Web. 16 July 2014.
October 2013, Stencil and Car, New York (inspired from Iraq)
Interesting Fact:
-In 2010, Times listed Banksy as one of the world's top 100 most influential person. When asked for a photograph of himself, Banksy took a picture with a paper bag on his head. (genius)
Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey is in fact, good friends with Banksy. His art is similar to Banksy's in the use of Repetition but different in general theme. Banksy focuses on an overall message, Fairey is more compact and supports an idea.
Blek le Rat
Blek le Rat, has a nickname "Father of stencil graffiti" His abstract art is a bit similar to Banksy. While Banksy is extremely controversial, especially in politcis, Blek le Rat simply creates scenarios of art.
Pablo Picasso
Although Banksy's and Picasso's paintings tend to look 100% different, there are key points that are similar. Even though Picasso was a painter of the 1900's he introduced a method depict several different angles at once instead of being brainwashed in one perspective.
1991 The soldier before the gulf war in Paris and Leipzig
"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable"
19 Jun 2002

Banksy's first Los Angeles exhibition debuted at 33⅓ Gallery. The exhibition was entitled "Existencilism".

19 Jun 2003

An exhibition was made called "Turf War", held in a warehouse, Banksy painted on animals.

11 Aug 2004

Banksy made British £10 notes substituting the picture of the Queen's head with Diana, Princess of Wales's head and the back saying "Banksy of England" rather than "Queen of England". They were thrown around England and are now very rare and expensive.
Early Career
11 Jul 1990

Banksy began as a freehand graffiti artist as one of Bristol's DryBreadZ Crew in 1990-1994.
6 Aug 2005

Banksy went on a trip to the Palestinian territories and created nine new images on the Israeli West Bank wall.
Los Angeles

15 Sep 2005

Banksy held an exhibition called "Barely Legal" and was named a "three-day vandalised warehouse extravaganza".

The Banksy Effect
19 Oct 2006

Christina Aguilera bought an original of "Queen Victoria as a lesbian" £25,000.

Pulp Fiction
11 Apr 2007

Banksy replaced the guns with bananas, then later placed the bananas with guns and put banana suits on the actors.

11 Mar 2008

Banksy made a painting for the Hurricane Katrina and the associated levee failure disaster anniversarys in New Orleans.

"Exit Through The Gift Shop"
10 Jan 2010

Documentary was released about Banksy called "Exit Through The Gift Shop" and won best documentary of the year(2011).
11 May 2011

Banksy released a lithographic print which showed a smoking petrol bomb contained in a 'Tesco Value' bottle.
Depicts the tragedy in Baghdad
In 2007 a US airstrike killed two children and a Journalist
They were under the suspicion of trading arms; they were looking at camera
"Well, it's their fault for bringing kids into battle."
Still life stenciled artwork
Realistic and symbolic
Contrast, use of space
Art as Expression
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