Banksy On Revolutionary Times In The Art World
Mysterious street artist Banksy talks about his new film and the changing art world in an interview with Wired.com.
Enigmatic British street artist Banksy made his directorial debut with the documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, which was screened at the annual PSFK conference in New York earlier this month. In an email interview with Wired, Bansky talks about the film and why Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash, is the quintessential artist of our times.
From the interview:
Wired.com: Your work explores power, tests power and is therefore revolutionary, encouraging people to subvert the powers that be. Mr. Brainwash kind of did this to you. He looked at the power structure around him (you and Fairey) and exploited it for his own ends. Does that make him a student — or a con man?