Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Theatre The Academy nominated documentary on Banksy Award

Yesterday I was given the nomination for an Academy Award and one surprises, disappointments and confirmations (as always then) shows that there Best documentary Exit trough the Gift Shop on the figure of Banksy.

Who is it?
For the uninitiated is a graffiti artist Banksy, one of those who imagine them as the most vandals as drawing on the wall = Banksy vandalism and perhaps it is a bit 'as it arrives, leaving traces and then if yet it is what's left eye-catching.
Banksy, born in Bristol (England) in 1974 or 1975 not much is known because his identity is unknown.

From Wikipedia:

Banksy started his career artist in the late eighties in the crew "Bristol's DryBreadZ (DBZ), signing Kato and Tes. In 1998 he organized the huge gathering of graffiti artists Walls On Fire, with fellow Bristol graffiti legend and Inkie. The long weekend of events, attracted artists from around the UK and across Europe, this organization of the event and put his name in graffiti starsystem Europe.

Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images, sometimes accompanied by slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist, anti-institutional and promote peace. The subjects are animals such as monkeys and rats, but also police, soldiers, children and the elderly. He also makes stickers and sculptures, like the famous "murdered phone box".

Some of his works sometimes ironic sometimes provocative:

(this graffiti has been removed)

E has also caused one of the great icons of the art world, the Mona Lisa:

These are all his graffiti in England, but in 2005 they made some in barrier Israeli separation return in 2007:

has also made one of the famous initials of the couch gag The Simpsons cardboard getting there too many controversies:

Well, we hope the documentary gets the Oscar, but he already had the nomination is already a victory!

Here his official website

Update February 28: Unfortunately, this documentary did not win the Academy Award, but to make the won in the independent Spirit Awards in the same category


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