Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
I was living in New York City last year when Banksy made an exhibit out of NYC. My first experience with Banksy was this piece done near my apartment on the Upper West Side. I was reminded of Banksy again today when I happened upon this blog in the Huffington Post. Banksy is a rule breaker; he vandalizes but most of all he stays anonymous in a world that craves attention and even managed to capitalize on his art. I’m impressed by Banksy because his arts seems accessible to everyone. I’m not saying that I love all his art but it can be experienced by simply searching Banksy on the internet or exploring and searching for it live. Banksy has somehow managed to remain accessible as a “Street Artist” and break into “high brow” art society. I don’t know if Banksy has a manager or does it himself but can’t help but marvel at the skill with which Banksy has balanced fame, success, and anonymity.