Banksy’s untitled piece was part of a pop-up art exhibit organized during the Democratic National Convention by Rock the Vote as part of its Truth to Power series—to offer “a counterpoint to the narratives that dominated the DNC.”
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Everyone who reads this blog knows I’m a big fan of the enigmatic British street artist known as Banksy.
This past Tuesday, a new exhibit of Banksy’s work—”War Capitalism & Freedom“—opened in Rome.
“The exhibit symbolizes the fundamental concepts of Banksy’s vision,” said Emmanuele Francesco Maria Emanuele, the chairman of the Fondazione Terzo Pilastro. “Capitalism in crisis; war, which is a consequence; and the notion of freedom that must continue to live inside us independently from the world that surrounds us.”
A new set of pieces by the street artist Banksy appeared overnight in a refugee camp in Calais, France.
One painting, in which he portrays the late Steve Jobs, who was the son of a Syrian immigrant, has received the most notoriety.
But I prefer Banksy’s riff on Theodore Gericault’s “Raft of the Medusa,” featuring a luxury yacht.
It was billed as a “bemusement park” with the anonymous artist himself describing the pop-up “family” attraction in Weston-super-Mare as “unsuitable for children”.
Some 4,500 paying customers have entered every day since it opened five weeks ago, egged on by hundreds of thousands of social media postings across the world.
Tourism chiefs in North Somerset predict it has brought £20m of business to the seaside town; statistics that could make any national arts venue drool. . .
But while lesser-known artists design their own methods to get noticed, David Lee believes they will never produce anything on as grand a scale as Banksy, who offers an “antidote to all that clever stuff”.
“His art, being facile and superficial, is popular with those who don’t generally like the sort of conceptualism foisted on them by the art establishment,” he said.
Banksy has said that all the fixtures and timber from Dismaland will be sent to Calais to build shelters for people in the camps there.
Another brilliant Banksy—which, alas, has since been removed. . .