Too often art in public places has been shaped by the forces that put together funding to get it there or by the ambitions of an artist to go so far over the top that nobody can understand what they’re saying. Not the case with Banksy. I must be way behind the hipness curve on this one, because apparently this person has been around in the U.K. and has even done some work in Palestine. Check out this clip from a British television program:
Now the weird part about Banksy is that he doesn’t want to be seen or known by anyone. At first glance this seems to me like an effort to annihilate the ego, but with a name like Banksy, I’ve got to wonder…he’s obviously adept at publicity and he makes a living at this though nobody knows who he his. Sure, nobody gets into art for the money, and yet he seems to be doing just fine. Say what you will (no really, comment–I’m curious); this is still very honest art and it’s getting noticed all over the world, so he must be doing something right.