Thursday, April 22, 2010


Over the past 6 years the street art movement has been fairly well noticed around the world and documented on various cool websites, but until now I haven't read any words relating it to a revolution. It's probably the fact that none of the artists particularly are fond about having the dialogue. However, Banksy ("The Phantom" of street art) is promoting a documentary while continuing to keep his identity elusive, and still manages to deliver on and off the walls with this quote from his Wired interview.
"The film might come across as a bit cynical, but it’s important not to forget these are revolutionary times in art.

There’s a whole new audience out there, and it’s never been easier to sell it, particularly at the lower levels. You don’t have to go to college, drag ’round a portfolio, mail off transparencies to snooty galleries or sleep with someone powerful. All you need now is a few ideas and a broadband connection. This is the first time the essentially bourgeois world of art has belonged to the people. We need to make it count."

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