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Banksy

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Charmaine Mangaser

on 24 January 2014

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Transcript of Banksy

Banksy
About Banksy
Street Artist
Identity is unknown
Most suggested names could be Robert Banks or Robin Gunningham
Photos showed that Banksy is most likely Gunningham

Evidence:
Banksy's art started in Bristol
Gunningham was born in Bristol in 1971
Gunningham moved to London in 2000
Banky's art started to appear in London around that time
Evolution of Art Style
Spray Paint
would get caught because he was too slow
didn't finish piece in one sitting
Stencils
made work quick and easy
able to layer colours
Sculptures
Historical Context
Banksy deals with present day issues
Anti-war
Anti-capitalism
Anti-establishment
Conformity
Government
Race
His artwork is displayed in a variety of continentes:
By: Charmaine AVI4M1
Impact on Contemporary Art
“Exit through the Gift Shop"
Banksy in Jamaica
Artworks
Art that has been stolen
Art that has been preserved
Artwork in Museums
“Exit Through the Gift Shop"
Europe
Barcelona
Berlin
Bristol
Dungeness
Glastonbury
Hastings
London
Napels
North America
Boston
Chicago
Detroit
Los Angeles
New York
New Orleans
San Francisco
Toronto
Utah
Middle-East
Palestine

Australia
Melbourne
Sydney

Africa
Mali
Banksy's artwork became popular due to:
his anonymity
London Exhibit
Artwork in Museums
"Barely Legal" stunt with the elephant
Celebrities buying his products
Iconic style, seen in many places
Pranks
Africa
London
"Girl with Diamond"
Detroit
Los Angeles
New York
London
Toronto
Los Angeles
London
Palestine
Los Angeles
New York
Detroit
Brighton
Chicago
Boston
New Orleans
Key Concepts
Displays these issues through use of:
Animals; Rats
Policemen
Soldiers
Children
Elderly
Resulted in:
Street art becoming more popular
Street art becoming more acceptable
2003
London: Tate Britain

2004
Paris: The Louve

2005
New York City: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Museum

2009
Bristol: Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
“Elephant in the Room"
Real life Elephant
Painted with nontoxic paint to match the wallpaper
Banksy had proper documentation to display elephant
Elephant symbolizes issues that we tend to overlook:
poverty
Found in "Barely Legal" Banksy's first exhibit in La
There's an elephant in the room, but we ignore it and try to make it fit into our environment
shows obvious problem in a complex way
Banksy is an unknown but famous street artist
His main message revolves around the government, conformity, race, and poverty
He changed the outlook of graffiti to street art
A film about many street artists
Originally, Thierry Guetta wanted to film a documentary on Banksy, but Banksy said that he was more interesting
Give insight into the world of street art
http://listverse.com/2013/12/12/10-interesting-stories-about-banksy/
http://www.stencilrevolution.com/profiles/about-banksy/
http://weburbanist.com/2008/07/15/who-is-banksy-about-banksy/
http://banksystreetart.tumblr.com/
http://www.biography.com/people/banksy-20883111
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7504132.stm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/31/banksy-identity_n_4179303.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2463755/Who-Banksy-New-Yorker-pictures-men-working-elusive-artists-works.html
http://www.leandroiriarte.com.ar/banksy.php
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Story-Behind-Banksy-187953941.html?c=y&page=2
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1024130/Breaking-Banksy-The-interview-worlds-elusive-artist.html
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2003/jul/17/art.artsfeatures
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