Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Been spending the last couple days scouring the web for anything Banksy. Briefly, he's an infamous British graffiti artist, who's work ranges from the playful to darkly political. For his outdoor pieces, he primarily makes use of stencils, brilliantly incorporating aspects of the "canvas" into his creation. Here are some of my favorites, somewhat organized by content:



(read more about Banksy's anti-Paris Hilton prank, here)

"The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little." —Banksy

Political/Social Commentary

This is just a sampling, you'll find many more strewn throughout the www...

Visit here, for some of the images he painted on the Israeli/West Bank barrier.

Read here about the fake blow-up doll Guantanamo detainee he put on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland.

Go here to see the murals he painted in derelict New Orleans, post-Katrina.

And watch Children of Men again, looking for two of his pieces in-film.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for posting this haz. i've seen a number of banksy's around town, but didn't know his story. the cash machine grab is just down the street from our old place and i used to pass it everyday.