Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Street Art // Banksy

So I'm going to take a moment to talk about my favorite street artist. I am a fan of street art (graffiti) when it is done in the spirit of art, not gang territory. So here are a few pictures of some of my favorite artists work: Banksy.

Banksy mainly uses stencils and his work is often satirical or comical and sometimes has a political nature. I actually got to see some of his work when I went to New Orleans a few years ago because he did some work in NOLA after Katrina hit. Here is one of the ones that I got to see. This is actually on one of the levees that broke a few miles from the break. 
This is another one that I got to see in NOLA but it looks like since then someone has gone through and spray-painted over it which I think is a total shame. Before it was spray-painted over it was a piece of art but now it is a covered up piece of art and the cover up doesn't even look good. At least have the decency to match the color to the wall...

: Nate Holland :


  1. exclusive scoop: i am banksy. you're welcome for the traffic

  2. James you've been tagging since before you were born?

  3. I love Banksy's work. I didn't realize how far his art had stretched until I saw Exit Through the Gift Shop. Glad you got to see some of it up close. I love the simple ones like the fly away umbrella and there are a few he did in the Arab Emirates that were lovely too.

  4. If you look closely at our new urban art collection you'll see elements of design made popular by street art.