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  • Banksy: A Graffiti Artist

    Banksy is a well-known artist from England. According to Smithsonian “He is a graffiti master, painter, activist, filmmaker and all-purpose provocateur for its list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010, he found himself in the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga” (Ellsworth-Jones), where he submitted a photo of himself with a paper bag on to keep his identity a secret. His real name and identity has remained unknown to his fans because graffiti is a crime in England. Banksy said that he was influenced by 3D, who is also a graffiti artist, of the British band Massive Attack for his inspiration. Banksy’s art is displayed on publicly visible walls and prop pieces that he has built himself. No one has seen Banksy create…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Banksy An Artist

    Banksy, a street artist, has become an inspiration to many people worldwide. He has also become a hated person for his graffiti. He comes from Bristol, England and makes his artworks throughout the globe. For his artworks he mainly uses stencils. He also uses appropriation in some of his artwork to display a deeper meaning to them. This week we have an interview with the man himself, Banksy. Interviewer: Some critics and writers believe you are not an artist but a vandal. This includes Charles…

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  • Banksy Art Analysis

    Banksy was known as king of graffiti, british artist, painter and as well as a filmmaker with a unknown identity (“The Story Behind Banksy”). The names Robin Gunningham and Robert Banks are often used unknowingly to give an identity to Banksy (“Banksy Biography”). The true identity still to this day is uncertain. Banksy began his career in the early 90’s with a graffiti crew in Bristol called DryBreadZ (“Banksy Biography”). Banksy’s work was considered vandalism by law and critics but, it is…

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  • Banksy Street Art Analysis

    the popular street artist Banksy, it can be concluded that there are many differing opinions, especially if discussed with foreknowledge that Banksy is anonymous. It leaves room for much interpretation. However, by looking more closely at Banksy, one might be able to draw the conclusion that he demonstrates the essence of freedom, and is noteworthy in society. For an introductory commentary, it would be beneficial to visit a common understanding of graffiti. The closest form of street art…

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  • Banksy And Graffiti Art Symbolism

    Art is a visual statement often labelled as a narrative. A narrative is how all of us see the world and how we connect with each other and therefore art is a natural fit for narrative. Much of art tells a story or convey a message and the story is up for interpretations with the unique use of symbolism. Both Banksy and Jill Orr are created in the postmodern framework with the unconventional messages and use of materials, symbolism and signs. Graffiti artist Banksy and performance, photography…

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  • Why Does Banksy Demonstrate Stencil

    How has Banksy impacted the world as the world’s most renowned vandal? My former art teacher has shown my class some examples of graffiti art to demonstrate stencil art. While the class scrolled through the pictures, we discovered they were by the same artist, Banksy because they all had a strong message in them, most depicting the government and outlying issues at the time. He then proceeded to show us a documentary called Exit through the Gift Shop. Which shows how much Banksy influence the…

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  • Exit Through The Gift Shop By Banksy: The Story Of Street Art

    In 2010, Banksy, the well renowned English street artist, released a documentary called Exit Through the Gift Shop. This film features the story of Theirry Guetta, a French immigrant who has an obsession with capturing every event in his life that ultimately leads him to developing his identity as Mr. Brainwash. His original intent was to create a documentary about street art but we soon find that the documentary begins to focus on Guettas introduction and journey into the street art world.…

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  • Essay On Graffiti Is Vandalism

    Can graffiti ever be considered art or vandalism? The origins of graffiti go back to the beginnings of human. Graffiti is the plural form of the Italian word graffito according to (Oxford Advanced English Learner) definition. Graffiti signifies drawings, markings, patterns, scribbles, or messages that are painted, written, or carved on a wall or surface. Graffito also signifies "to scratch" in reference to different wall writings ranging from "cave paintings", bathroom scribbles, or any message…

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  • Exit Through The Gift Shop Film Review

    emergent and exploitation of the street art genre directed by the reclusive street-art graffiti legend, also known as Banksy. The film came about when the world famous graffiti artist was approached by an eccentric French shop keeper, Thierry Guetta, who records his entire life with a video camera in order to capture the memory out of apparent relevance to the impromptu death of his mother when he was a child. Guetta was gaining interest in street art and wanted to make a documentary about it…

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  • Essay On Graffiti Vandalism

    In the film, the origins of Banksy and Shepard Fairey are introduced, and viewers watch them experiment with the new-found concept of graffiti. Banksy, an artist from England, has risen to fame due to his controversial art and has pushed the boundaries between art and vandalism. Interestingly enough, Bristol, Banksy’s birthplace, allows street art but other places like some cities in Germany and Poland, allow artistic expressions on city-owned walls to promote graffiti in a better light and…

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