This is one of the street artist Banksy’s most well known pieces — Banksy is an (essentially) anonymous street artist that makes huge cities like New York his artistic playground. The hook with his work is that he uses social media posts to announce street art that he just completed — fans analyze the picture to determine the location of the piece of art, but by the time they rush there, he is already gone, and the second half of the experience occurs as spectators are brought together from all corners of the city to this single piece of street art. In my opinion, Banksy has become a desirable, unique phenomenon because he has brought powerful, moving art out of stuffy, exclusive museums and onto the streets, while spectators are able to live a bit dangerously within the realm of street “graffiti.”

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