SAVING BANKSY EXPLORES HOW THE ARTIST'S WORK BECOMES BIG BUCKS

Saving Banksy Explores How The Artist's Work Becomes Big Bucks
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SAVING BANKSY EXPLORES HOW THE ARTIST'S WORK BECOMES BIG BUCKS



Written by Dont Panic
06 Tuesday 06th September 2016

 

Love him or hate him, Bristol's Banksy has become symbolic of the growing popularity and rapid commercialisation of graffiti. We constantly see graffiti artists demonised, hunted down and their work destroyed, while individuals like Banksy cross over into the mainstream at the expense of subcultural credibility. Saving Banksy explores an attempt to save one of his pieces from the auction block and examines the larger relationship between graffiti and commerce, as discussed by a range of figures associated with the scene...

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