Anyone who knows me knows I’m fascinated by street art. Not the mindless tagging of a moniker but real street art. Something that makes a statement, provoking thought. It’s meant to be free and for the masses not harvested and sold to the highest bidder.
The footage above, that angered many street art fans, was put together by the Keszler Gallery in association with the Bankrobber Gallery where unnamed individuals traveled to Palestine and boldly removed some of the well known and much beloved work Banksy created for the Santa’s Ghetto event held in the West Bank in 2007.
It turns out several of the pieces that were cut out en bloc ended up in a recent show at the Hamptons at the Keszler Gallery in an unsanctioned show, although who knows if they are fake as these are obviously without Pest Control authentication.
via Arrested Motion
Banksy’s New TV Special ‘The Antics Roadshow’
Charting the history of behaving badly in public, the episode will feature anarchists and activists to attention-seeking eccentrics. Narrated by Kathy Burke and produced by Jaimie D’Cruz (Exit Through the Gift Shop), The Antics Roadshow examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.
Looking forward to watching this.