Update: An interesting question… Will Banksy reveal himself if he wins the Oscar for Best Ducmentary Film? Good Article.
If you enjoy street art as much as I do then you certainly have heard of Banksy, one of the most influential street artists of our time. For the rest of you, go and see his new movie Exit Through The Gift Shop and you will understand why. This recently released film by Banksy will give you a look at the modern day street art scene. By the end of the movie you will be thinking about art in a new way, I guarantee it.
Having seen Banksy’s work in the San Diego Contemporary Art Museum this past summer, I had an appreciation for his work. Since then I have seen his name come up more and more. In 2010 he showed us his interpretation of the famous opening credits to The Simpsons. He has also continued to make surprise appearances in major cities around the world by producing street art without anyone expecting it. Most recently he directed Exit Through The Gift Shop which has been the most talked about street art movie of all time.
The most interesting thing about Banksy is that nobody knows who he is. Ok, art dealers, other artists, and a handful of trusted friends know him, but publicly we do not even know his real name. This makes Banksy’s work all the more appealing because he is clearly not in it for the fame.
Nobody does it better, so please… if you haven’t seen the movie, do yourself a favor.