I can reveal that Banksy is really Clark Kent, mild mannered reporter for The Daily Planet. My flawed logic is that Clark Kent has a secret identity, Banksy’s identity is a secret and they have never been seen together. Responding to this week’s attempt unmask Banksy read Peter Bengtsen ‘Clickbait: The cash, flaws and ethics of “revealing” Banksy’ in Vandalog.
In further academic writing about street art.
Have you ever wondered if an artist is doing street art or graffiti and then thought why not correlate the artist’s Instagram followers and general ‘street art’ and ‘graffiti bombing’ accounts in order to find out. ‘Audience constructed genre with Instagram: Street art and graffiti’ by Christopher D.F. Honig and Lachlan MacDowall. (First Monday, v.21, no.8, 1 August 2016) Further to this Lachlan MacDowall writes about his research and Lush in ‘Meme wars: Lush Hillary Clinton and graffiti on Instagram’ in The Conversation.
Someone should write an article “How to Talk to your Children About Lush” but not me, I don’t have any children.
The Conversation is a great place for many more articles about graffiti and street art. This includes David Kelly’s important discussion about how the recent rise in homelessness in Melbourne and the use of Hosier Lane: ‘Graf all you want but don’t you dare be poor!’ (I’m sorry I left the link until last but then I couldn’t have used the Banksy hook to get you in.)
September 6th, 2016 at 12:00 PM
If Banksy is Superman then
he is deliberately making his work ephemeral
if he mixed his body fluids with the paint
I would assume that they too would become indestructible
So by not doing it, I conclude Superman is coming to grips with mortality
September 6th, 2016 at 12:04 PM
Superman understanding mortality by making ephemeral art is a beautiful thought. I hope that Banksy is Superman now.