Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Banksy - Guerilla Artist

I'm not sure if you're familiar with Banksy or not. You should be.

Working anonymously he has defaced the Palestinian side of the Israeli West Bank Wall.
Replaced up to 500 copies of Paris Hilton's debut CD, Paris, in 48 different stores with his own cover art. Music tracks were given titles such as "Why am I Famous?", "What Have I Done?" and "What Am I For?". CDs later sold on ebay for $1500

He placed a crude drawing of a caveman pushing a shopping cart into the British Museum in London. The Museum added it to their permanent collection

His work now sells for 10's of thousands of dollars at auction.

This post with more pictures and links continues here

Banksy's Website
Wikipedia Entry
Wired Article

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