Banksy has been in the news a lot lately making a push for his incredible documentery Exit Through the Gift Shop to win an Oscar. Well, he’s at it again leaving his mark across Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, one of which I just so happened to drive by yesterday not even realizing it was his. Check it out below along with some other pieces that are being found. He is also posting them to his website so stay tuned for more.
A fifteen minute video about Banksy, how stencils changed his graffiti, and the graffiti world as we know it. How we define art versus how we define graffiti, more sneaky Banksy scandals and pranks. And as always, the message of street art for the streets is emphasized. On a side note, it’s really good footage. Wonder who was with him, Thierry?
Throwback to 2006, Mark Ronson released this cover of the Radiohead track “Just” as a single with featured artist Alex Greenwald. Accompanying it is a music video featuring animated street art, including those of Banksy, and Space Invader (most known for being featured on the documentary film “Exit Through The Gift Shop“). The track is solid and funky; a great take on the original, much like Ben l’Oncle Soul’s cover of “Seven Nation Army”. The track was re-released in 2008, this time earning a better spot on the UK charts than before. It seems the only difference the second time was that it mentioned that the track’s featured artist was Phantom Planet, which is simply Alex Greenwald’s band. All in the name I suppose.
Peep the track below. Trust me. Pure. Delicious. Funk.
I watched the full length documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop earlier this year, so I was delighted to find a couple new short pieces by Banksy on his YouTube channel. The one above is my favorite out of the two (the other features a man holding a “DRUGS FOR SALE” sign and hassles Prince Charles about rehempifying the UK. His work is phenomenal.