“ It’s a damned shame I don’t know more Black graffiti artists, but that speaks volumes about who gets their graffiti deemed “art” and who’s just “vandalising”. Banksy gets to sell his art to Angelina Jolie and the whole of Los Angeles, and they call it a revolution anti-anti-anti-everything, while the most widely known Black artist, Michael Stewart, gets killed by the hands of the cops who arrested him when they caught him “scrawling graffiti”. exactly when POC do it, its vandalizing, suburban white boys do it and they’re hot shit.
“ The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous. Any fame is a by-product of making something that means something. You don’t go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a shit.
“Banksy Ad Break Montage”
While airing Banksy’s documentaries Exit Through the Gift Shop and The Antics Roadshow in the UK last weekend, Channel 4 let Banksy produce some commercials as well (via).