BANKSY...

...art or vandalism advertising?

Ein interessanter Artikel auf Vandalog zur Banksy-Sell-Out-Kontroverse über die man in jüngster Zeit auf den meisten Streetart Blogs stolperte, in dem unter anderem Bezug genommen wird zu den Ratten die der britische Stencilkünstler in New York von der Werbeagentur Colossal Media über ganze Fassaden malen ließ um eine Ausstellung zu promoten.



"...Banksy is a hard nut to crack. His work very successfully uses the street to do what good Street Art always does, create moments of interaction and dialogue between public individuals where once a barren emptiness stood. And yet I often find myself wanting give him shit for some of the stunts he pulls because they ride a thin line between being good street art and the work of someone with money to burn and a staff to pull off his antics. For me, having someone else do your work for you seems too close to advertising and therefore a manipulative abuse of public space..."

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