The Artist Known As "Banksy"
Social & Political Themes in His Works:
How is He Represented in the Media:
Anti-War, Anti-Capitalism & Anti-Establishment
-Satirically critiquing wars -Capitalism -Hypocrisy -Greed
He is represented as a vandal that is far from an artist.
He has created a countless amount of street art works, freehand and stencil.
Banksy has also created traditional canvas works.
ARTIST CONNECTED TO BANKSY
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-A.K.A. Xavier Prou -Father of Stencil Graffiti -French street artist -Banksy has created many designs similar to his work
-A.K.A Thierry Guetta -POP art creator -Filmed much of the footage featured in "Exit Through the Gift Shop"
-A.K.A. John Robertson -Rival of Banksy -Banksy defaced one of his most historic works on a wall beside Regent's Canal -This began the rivalry between the two
-A.K.A. Obey -Fellow street artist -Introduced Thierry Guetta to Banksy
MEDIA ANALYSIS & STRATEGY
How does Banksy create a buzz?
Banksy's art is experiential
The "Banksy" brand has history
Banksy breaks the rules just enough for us to look the other way
Banksy is mysterious
From documentaries like "Exit Through the Gift Shop" to Banksy's legendary work across the globe, the unique work of Banksy has a reputation that precedes him.
Even though Mayor Bloomberg may think that “Running up to somebody's property and defacing it” isn't art, most of us don't and wouldn't mind.
We never know where and when a Banksy piece will pop up, but when it appears, no matter where it is in the world, we hear about it somehow.
It is not enough for us to see our friend's taking photos of Banksy's artwork around the city. We have to go see it for ourselves.
Banksy has a knack for being newsworthy
There's a reason so many people “get” Banksy's work. It is relevant to the here and now.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
It is believed that Banksy created a YouTube Channel and Instagram for his residency in New York "Better Out Than In."
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Many believe that even the YouTube and Instagram are fake. Many fake accounts have been created by his fanbase.
Banksy tends to shy away from social media, so his website is the only official resources available.
Banksy's official website
Banksy took to the Israeli West Bank wall and snuck his way into Gaza to place some interesting pieces. Banksy even posted a video on his website of his experience in Gaza.
He served a month long residency in New York during October of 2013. Each day of this month he placed a piece of his artwork among the streets of New York City.
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