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LIFE OF BANKSYPOWERPOINT
WHO IS BANKSY?
Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political
activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine
dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive
stencilling technique. His works of political and social
commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and
bridges of cities throughout the world.
WHERE DID HIS WORK COME FROM?
Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground
scene, which involved collaborations between artists
and musicians. Observers have noted that his style is
similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with
stencils in 1981 in Paris. Banksy says that he was
inspired by "3D", a graffiti artist who later became a
founding member of Massive Attack, an English
WHERE DOES BANKSY DISPLAY HIS ART?
Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls
and self-built physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photographs
or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been
known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the
problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy's
first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first
street art disaster movie", made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film
Festival. The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010. In
January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best
Documentary for the film. In 2014, he was awarded Person of the
Year at the 2014 Webby Awards.
WHAT WAS BANKSY’S EARLY CAREER?
Banksy began as a freehand graffiti artist in 1990–1994 as one of Bristol's DryBreadZ
Crew (DBZ), with Kato and Tes. He was inspired by local artists and his work was part
of the larger Bristol underground scene with Nick Walker, Inkie and 3D. During this
time he met Bristol photographer Steve Lazarides, who began selling Banksy's work,
later becoming his agent. From the start Banksy used stencils as elements of his
freehand pieces, too. By 2000 he had turned to the art of stencilling after realising how
much less time it took to complete a work. He claims he changed to stencilling while
he was hiding from the police under a rubbish lorry, when he noticed the stencilled
serial number and by employing this technique, he soon became more widely noticed
for his art around Bristol and London. He played football with the Easton Cowboys and
Cowgirls in the 1990s and toured with the club to Mexico in 2001. Banksy's first
known large wall mural was "The Mild Mild West" painted in 1997 to cover advertising
of a former solicitors' office on Stokes Croft Avenue, Bristol. It depicts a teddy bear
lobbing a Molotov cocktail at three riot police.
WHAT IS THE EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP? (PART 1)
The world premiere of the film Exit Through the Gift Shop occurred at the Sundance Film
Festival in Park City, Utah, on 24 January. He created 10 street artworks around Park City
and Salt Lake City to tie in with the screening. In February, The Whitehouse public house
in Liverpool, England, was sold for £114,000 at auction. The side of the building has an
image of a giant rat by Banksy.
In March 2010, the work "Forgive us our Trespassing" was displayed at the London
Bridge in conjunction with Art Below an arts company that put on art shows on the London
Underground. The work was censored by the Transport for London (TFL), forbidding
display of the work with its halo, because of the prevalence of graffiti in the underground.
It was displayed without the halo over the boy's head, but after a few days the halo was
repainted by a graffitist, so the TfL disposed of the poster. This decline went through the
press and several articles were published remarking on the progress of the poster.
WHAT IS THE “EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP?” (PART 2)
In April, to coincide with the premiere of Exit Through the Gift Shop in San
Francisco, five of his works appeared in various parts of the city. Banksy
reportedly paid a San Francisco Chinatown building owner $50 for the use of
their wall for one of his stencils. In early May 2010, seven new Banksy works
of art appeared in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, though most have been
subsequently painted over or removed.
In May, to coincide with the premiere of Exit Through the Gift Shop in
Royal Oak, Banksy visited the Detroit area and left his mark in several places
in Detroit and Warren. Shortly after, his work depicting a little boy holding a
can of red paint next to the words "I remember when all this was trees" was
excavated by the 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios. They claim that they do
not intend to sell the work but plan to preserve it and display it at their
Detroit gallery. There was also an attempted removal of one of the Warren
works known as "Diamond Girl."
WHAT IS THE “EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP?” (PART 3)
In late January 2011, Exit Through the Gift Shop was nominated for a
2010 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Banksy released a statement
about the nomination, where he said, "This is a big surprise... I don't agree
with the concept of award ceremonies, but I'm prepared to make an
exception for the ones I'm nominated for. The last time there was a naked
man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me." Leading up to the
Oscars, Banksy blanketed Los Angeles with street art. Many people
speculated if Banksy would show up at the Oscars in disguise and make a
surprise appearance if he won the Oscar. Exit Through the Gift Shop did
not win the award, which went to Inside Job. In early March 2011, Banksy
responded to the Oscars with an artwork in Weston, UK, of a little girl
holding the Oscar and pouting. Many people think that it is in reference to
15-month-old Lara, who dropped and damaged her father's (The King's
Speech co-producer Simon Egan) Oscar statue. Exit Through the Gift Shop
was broadcast on British public television station Channel 4 on 13 August
WHAT IS EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP? (PART 4)
Banksy was also credited with the opening couch gag for the 2010 The
Simpsons episode "MoneyBart," depicting people working in deplorable
conditions and using endangered or mythical animals to make both the
episodes cel-by-cel and the merchandise connected with the program. His
name appears several times throughout the episode's opening sequence,
spray-painted on assorted walls and signs. Fox sanitised parts of the
opening "for taste" and to make it less grim. In January 2011, Banksy
published the original storyboard on its website. According to Banksy, the
storyboard "led to delays, disputes over broadcast standards and a
threatened walk out by the animation department." Executive director Al
Jean jokingly said, "This is what you get when you outsource."[
Reporters Asked about his technique, Banksy said:
I use whatever it takes. Sometimes that just means drawing a moustache on a girl's face on
some billboard, sometimes that means sweating for days over an intricate drawing. Efficiency
is the key.
Stencils are traditionally hand drawn or printed onto sheets of acetate or card, before being
cut out by hand. Because of the secretive nature of Banksy's work and identity, it is uncertain
what techniques he uses to generate the images in his stencils, though it is assumed he uses
computers for some images due to the photocopy nature of much of his work.
He mentions in his book, Wall and Piece, that as he was starting to do graffiti, he was always
too slow and was either caught or could never finish the art in one sitting. So he devised a
series of intricate stencils to minimise time and overlapping of the colour.
There is dispute in the street art world over the legitimacy of stencils, with many artists
criticising their use as "cheating."
BANKSY’S POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THEMES (PART 1 )
Banksy once characterised graffiti as a form of underclass
"revenge", or guerilla warfare that allows an individual to snatch
away power, territory and glory from a bigger and better equipped
enemy. Banksy sees a social class component to this struggle,
remarking "If you don't own a train company then you go and
paint on one instead." Banksy's work has also shown a desire to
mock centralised power, hoping that his work will show the public
that although power does exist and works against you, that power
is not terribly efficient and it can and should be deceived.
BANKSY’S POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THEMES (PART 2 )
Banksy's works have dealt with various political and social themes,
including anti-war, anti-consumerism, anti-fascism, anti-imperialism,
anti-authoritarianism, anarchism, nihilism, and existentialism.
Additionally, the components of the human condition that his works
commonly critique are greed, poverty, hypocrisy, boredom, despair,
absurdity, and alienation. Although Banksy's works usually rely on
visual imagery and iconography to put forth his message, he has made
several politically related comments in his various books. In
summarising his list of "people who should be shot," he listed "Fascist
thugs, religious fundamentalists, (and) people who write lists telling
you who should be shot." While facetiously describing his political
nature, Banksy declared that "Sometimes I feel so sick at the state of
the world, I can't even finish my second apple pie."
BANKSY’S ART (PART 1)
BANKSY’S ART (PART 2)
BANKSY’S ART (PART 3)
BANKSY’S ART (PART 4)
BANKSY’S ART (FINAL)
I Think That Banksy’s Arts were Realistic And cool looking.
Everywhere He went he took his art skills and made every city
he came across into a big canvas for him to Draw.
I also Like the way he is still hidden from public he shows his
art to the world but keeps his identity a secret from everyone.
I also Like that his work is being kept on some buildings
where the owners of the property keep his work to show it to
other people and tourists.