banksy

Banksy. Is. street art. If you dont know much about street art you will have heard of Banksy. Famous for being one of the first to use stencil and satire and placement and extreme cheekiness. Wall and Piece, Exit through the gift shop. His deep sea diver stencil was protected with thick bolted-into brick perspex sheet by Melbourne city council when they realised just how valuable this Banksy guy was, and that they had one just off Flinders lane. It was of course very soon after soaked with gold paint runs down behind the perspex. This became a symbol of value and fame over ‘the art form’. At the same time ‘dont ban the can’ was taking place; our government was considering banning spray cans! Hypocrite much?

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