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 :

4 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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