BANKSY – THE MOST INFAMOUS STREET ARTIST without a doubt Banksy defines this thesis. Banksy reminds me of the the Guerrilla Poster and Political commentary Artist Robbie Conal who’s work first graced and was plastered all over the streets of Los Angeles in the 1980s. These artists and their work personify and define the antithesis of established art. Unlike most art that makes you think, inspires you or carries a large price tag or whatever blah blah blah. More importantly, these Artists have a clear capacity to insult and piss you off, in an educated way of course.
Banksy remains anonymous
Banksy remains anonymous in order to maintain the mystique. Thusly, it is not a mystery. There is no need or reason to see him or meet him. Why? Just look at yourself in the mirror. He represents a piece of Us all and his work speaks from the collective unconscious. One only needs to delve into the deeper meanings of the self and/or go into the places one may be scared or not want to explore.
Banksy represents the underdog
Banksy represents the underdog and more importantly his works defines an outpouring of the mass suppressed psyche of our current society and the deterioration of the moral and social fabrics of today’s civilization and world economies. The fact is, if you are a building owner, you could only wish to be so lucky to have Banksy decide to paint on your building. Consider him a modern day Warhol. His work… soon to be priceless. You are absolutely a fool and an idiot to paint over it. BTW, you can quote me on that, too. Just look at the recent Woman that is selling a Warhol painting for $30 million at auction that she originally bought on an installment plan for $1,600.
The world needs more Banksy’s. But for now, check out some great videos of his awesome work.