PSFK has previously covered sightings and discourses of the artwork of reclusive street artist Banksy over the years. Amid reports that his street artwork, done freely, are now being sold for millions of British pounds, two filmmakers set out to explore the politics and meaning within Banksy’s world with the film How to Sell a Banksy.
From the website synopsis:
Going up against the Art Establishment, Critics, Auction Houses,Gallery Owners and Authentication Boards in a quest for the elusive meal ticket, two filmmakers unwittingly gatecrash the murky and protective world of Banksy.
“How to Sell A Banksy” raises questions of ownership, authentication and the true value of art itself. Through all the chaos and incompetence comes a modern-day, true-story, crime-theft, comedy-caper.
Watch the trailer below: