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Bansky: The First Authorized Exhibit in Fourteen Years

Banksy, the world’s most famous and unknown street artist, is allowing the first formal exhibition of his work in over a decade!

Bansky has accomplished what many others could not: concealing his identity while becoming one of the most famous living artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It’s a marvel the street artist has remained primarily unknown (there are theories out there), with so many¬†on the lookout and equipped with a camera phone. And now, the artist has authorized the first official exhibit in over a decade. Find out how this Glasgow art gallery planned the exhibit without anyone’s knowledge, including most of the gallery’s employees.

Many of the stencil cards used by Bansky in creating some of his most renowned works since the late 1990s are on display at the “Cut & Run: 25 Years Card Labour” exhibit. The exhibit also includes a reproduction of his childhood room, demonstrating how he was affected by a scene from the film “Jaws.” The exhibit is only open through August 28th, so go if you can!

Most artists have an obsession that defines their work. Monet had light, Hockney has colour, I’ve got police response time.

Bansky

In the video below, learn about the Bansky exhibit, as well as hear from a former friend and associate and one of the most prominent collectors in the world: