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Банкси – творец, бунтар и провокатор

Елеонора Атанасова-Петрова Великотърновски университет "Св. св. Кирил и Методий", България, Частна профилирана гимназия „АК-АРКУС“ ЕООД, гр. Велико Търново, България

Страници: 322-327
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54664/XAQX6789


Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director, active since the 1990s. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.Over the last few years, Banksy‘s name has become increasingly popular, especially through his recent, highly provocative works and appearances. In 2018, at Sotheby‘s Auction House, his famous work „The Girl with the Balloon“ was auctioned at $ 1.4 million. As the lead auctioneer‘s hammer hit, a beeping sound caught everyone‘s attention to Banksy‘s work, which slowly began to slide down and shredded narrow long strips in front of the astonished glances of onlookers. The scandal has aroused great public interest. On the next day, Banksy posted on Picasso a social media quote – „The urge to destroy is also a creative urge“. A few days later, the owner of the shredded work exhibited it in the museum, already renamed „Love is in the Bin.“ The work is currently worth twice as much in its present form, as a concept contemporary work, of its original value. Who is Banksy – a rebel art creator or just a provocateur with quality PR?

Ключови думи:

Banksy; anonymous; street artist; street art; provocative works; Banksy‘s work; shredded work; rebel art creator; provocateur


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