Banksy @ Art in the Streets

source: Arrested Motion

Part of absorbing some of the context behind Art in the Streets, especially as a remote viewer, is finding the sites that cover it best. In this case, Arrested Motion has got the straight coverage on lock.

Banksy seems to be a no-brainer inclusion for this show, but his appearance was largely unannounced before the show opened on the 17th.  Well, now the UK artist and director is back, pulling out the heavy equipment for Geffen.

source: Arrested Motionsource: Arrested Motion

source: Arrested Motion 

From Arrested Motion:

Banksy brought many top notch pieces with him from stencils of his classics to versions of many of the outdoor works such as Crayon Shooter & Chalk-lined Living Room. We were also happy to see inclusion of some of his animatronics and sketches. Perhaps one of our favorite pieces was a large painted version of the Los Angeles Rodney King incident as seen through the eyes of the clever artist. If you missed his legendary museum show in Bristol, do you yourself a favor and go to the MOCA.

Just from pictures alone, Banksy’s selection of stencils and newer pieces seem really biographical/historical almost in the context of the exhibit. Street art and graff benefit explicitly more from playing on process as well as meaning/presentation/composition.

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