If just one child has been inspired to pick up a can of paint and make some art, well that would be statistically disappointing considering how much work I put in. Outside is where art should live, among us, and rather than street art being a fad, maybe it’s the last 1,000 years of art history are a blip, when art came inside in service of the church and institutions.

But art’s rightful place is on the cave-walls of our communities, where it can act as a ‘public service’: provoke debate, voice concerns, forge identities.

The world we live in today is run by, visually at least, traffic signs, billboards, and planning committees. Is that it? Don’t we want to live in a world made of art, not just decorated by it?

Banksy in the audio commentary for his final NYC piece.

(via Death & Taxes)

laughingsquid:

Banksy Set Up a Booth in Central Park to Anonymously Sell His Original Artwork For $60 Per Piece

If I had seen this I definitely would have thought, “Oh that guy’s ripping off Banksy,” and balked at the price tag.

laughingsquid:

Banksy Set Up a Booth in Central Park to Anonymously Sell His Original Artwork For $60 Per Piece

If I had seen this I definitely would have thought, “Oh that guy’s ripping off Banksy,” and balked at the price tag.

tomhanksy:

Just about time to gather with friends/family and give T.Hanks for all we have. Brooklyn, NY.

tomhanksy:

Just about time to gather with friends/family and give T.Hanks for all we have. Brooklyn, NY.

First Ever Confirmed Pic of Banksy | Daily Mail

First Ever Confirmed Pic of Banksy | Daily Mail

New Works From Banksy | BuzzFeed
thatisawesome:

just portal / bansky’d the shit out of this mad men ad.

thatisawesome:

just portal / bansky’d the shit out of this mad men ad.

Banksy Kills Yogi Bear | Buzzfeed
You know what they say, “Good things come in Bears.”

Banksy Kills Yogi Bear | Buzzfeed

You know what they say, “Good things come in Bears.”

Hanksy. Perfect.
madeleinepascal:

ha. seen at kenmare & mott.
(via my flickr)

Hanksy. Perfect.

madeleinepascal:

ha. seen at kenmare & mott.

(via my flickr)

Banksy hits New Orleans, where the mutual love between he and The Simpsons continues.
(via flavorpill, lostateminor, Today and Tomorrow)

Banksy hits New Orleans, where the mutual love between he and The Simpsons continues.

(via flavorpilllostateminor, Today and Tomorrow)


I think with Banksy, if you’re not anticipating shenanigans, you haven’t been paying attention.

The “ban” on him attending apparently won’t be enforced.

The Academy is being churlish and not very sportsmanlike to Banksy. After all, on the off-chance that Exit Through the Gift Shop actually wins (I predict that the award will go to the less deserving, but politically righteous, Inside Job), he simply wants to preserve the anonymity that’s central to his mystique as an artist — or, to put it in Hollywood-friendly terms, to his brand. Yet what strikes me most about this decision is how shortsighted and unfair the Academy is being…to itself. The organization’s executives think that they’re doing preemptive damage control, but what they’re really doing is blowing a rare opportunity. Because a little dose of Banksy is exactly what Hollywood, and the Academy Awards, need.
Owen Gleiberman makes a case for why the Academy should allow Banksy to accept the Best Documentary Oscar in a disguise, if he wins. Monkey masks for everyone! (via entertainmentweekly)
Banksy Alters Billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles | LaughingSquid
Banksy is having a grand ol’ time in LA leading up to the Oscars. 

Banksy Alters Billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles | LaughingSquid

Banksy is having a grand ol’ time in LA leading up to the Oscars.