$aving Banksy

$aving Banksy

DVD - 2017
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The true story of one misguided art collector's attempts to save a painting by the world's most infamous street artist from destruction and the auction block. A rare look inside the secretive world of graffiti and street art.
Publisher: [Metuchen, N.J] :, [Passion River Films],, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD 751. 73 SAV
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,stereo,rda
1 videodisc (69 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Saving Banksy

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SnoIsleLib_CraigB Jul 20, 2017

Art dealers have been scouring the globe for the works of famous graffiti maestro Bansky and have been literally cutting them off the walls. Some are doing it for money, some are doing it for conservation; all of them are doing it without the permission of the artist. $aving Banksy takes a unique look at the art world and asks, “Who owns graffiti, and should transitory art be preserved?” I’m on the fence. I’m somewhat appalled by dealers trying to make a buck off an artist who won’t see a penny, and yet I’m reminded that we wouldn’t have Franz Kafka’s books if his friends had followed his wishes and burned them. When does art become ours and not theirs?

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