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I Know who BANKSY is….. | christophervidal.com

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Doris Salcedo: Istanbul

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Doris Salcedo's Istanbul takes aim at the artist's idea of war. Commemorative of mass graves, the artist filled an empty space between two buildings in central Istanbul with 1,550  wooden chairs. The chairs are meant to signify not only the absence of humanity, but also a connection with humanity. 

 

Taking aim at war in general, the work makes a visual impact on the viewer both in scale and aesthetics. The site isn't necessarily visually pleasing, but it creates a heaviness in visual weight and conceptual weight. The artist intends the work to create an individual experience, as well as a collective glimpse into chaos and absence, two effects of wartime violence.


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Barbara Kruger: Signs of Postmodernity

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A Webpage by Shawn Rider, that gives some insight into Kruger's work and postmodern art. 


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History of Art: Barbara Kruger

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Brief description provided from Wikipedia.  Website has numerous large images of works of art by Kruger.


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''Everything is connected in life...'', Gillian Wearing OBE | Tate

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Banksy. A brand voice rich in storytelling

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Tim Wood: "Ban­sky as most of us have seen, is the mas­ter of rich sto­ry­telling. Chang­ing the mes­sag­ing of some­thing we are used to see­ing makes Banksy’s brand voice ever so cre­ative and powerful."


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Street Art Comes Alive in Banksy GIFs

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UK-based graffiti artist Banksy uses his street art as social commentary. His thought-provoking work has been extensively shared around the web and brought the anonymous Brit notoriety, even though no one knows his true identity.

Tumblr blog Made By ABVH was inspired by the art of Banksy and produced a series of GIFs that animated his work.

SEE ALSO: Keyboard Cat Spoofs Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

The GIFs, which first appeared in 2011, bring the powerful street art to life one simple movement at a time.

What is the most beautiful, unexpected GIF you have ever seen? Share a link with us in the comments....


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Barbara Kruger @ The Broad - Native Intelligence

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Barbara Kruger @ The Broad. By Gary Leonard | November 15, 2012 12:31 AM. LAO__krugerbuspsd.jpg. Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears on Thursdays at LA Observed. More by Gary Leonard: Barbara Kruger @ The Broad · Daisies ...
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Doris Salcedo: Istanbul | Art21 "Exclusive"

Episode #115: Doris Salcedo discusses her installation for the Istanbul Biennial, describing how she wanted to create a "topography of war" that would transc...
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Barbara Kruger - Feminist Artist - The Art History Archive

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Overview of Kruger's work and evolution as an artist. 


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Artists Past & Present: Barbara Kruger

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Information and questions about the artwork "Untitled (Questions)"


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Russia's Banksy does it for the motherland

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A mural in Moscow by the Russian street artist known as P183. Photograph: P183/Rex Features

Decorating the walls of Moscow with politically fuelled graffiti isn't met with quite the same admiration as it is in the UK, yet an artist known only as P183 has made a name for himself by capturing the zeitgeist of modern-day Russia in his work.

P183's portfolio includes a sprawling mural of a masked protester holding a flare, a CCTV camera fitted with machine guns and a cardboard cut-out of a young girl hanging baubles on a barbed-wire fence. After gaining notoriety when photographs of his art got picked up around the world, he is now preparing a new series that will be unveiled around the Moscow streets soon.

Dubbed the Russian Banksy, or "Bankski", his art resembles the world's best-known street artist, although P183 insists he has never tried to imitate the Bristolian. Speaking from Moscow over Skype, dressed in his usual black garb and balaclava, he says: "I fully understand that we both have a common cause, but I never sought to emulate him or anyone else. I use the songs of people such as Yegor Letov and Konstantin Kinchev for inspiration – not public figures."

P183 first began writing poems at the age of 11 on the Tsoi Wall in Moscow, which pays tribute to Soviet musician Viktor Tsoi. Then as he got older, he began to spray murals elsewhere in the city. Lately he has set up guerrilla installations, including a giant fork shovelling industrial piping that looks like a plate of spaghetti.

As with most street artists, P183's canvas is all too soon covered with grey paint by the authorities. "The city government is categorically against street art, so any wall drawings are painted over. Graffiti with political meaning and social subtext are painted over especially fast," he says.

At the mere mention of this week's Russian election, he scowls. "I'm not going to talk about Putin, it's too much. In our country, there is a very heavy atmosphere. People are closed-minded, and money is the most important thing. Our state does not support creativity. To me, street art is a tool to send thoughts to people."

His motivation remains "to have a strong, educated and cultured homeland". If photographers continue to get to his work before the authorities, he may help to achieve just that.


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I said to Banksy, ‘Don’t reveal yourself, you’re the Robin Hood dude’

I said to Banksy, ‘Don’t reveal yourself, you’re the Robin Hood dude’ | Protest Art research | Scoop.it

IN the dead of night, with their steamy breath hanging heavy on the chill air, three men prepare to break into London Zoo.

Keeping a keen eye out for a patrolling police car or chance passer-by, they hoist each other over the huge fence and drop silently into the enclosure in Regent’s Park.

They know if they are caught they are in deep trouble but they do not want to nick cash from the tills — or even steal a rare animal to sell to a collector.

All they want to do is get into the penguin pen and spray paint the words: “Let us out of here. The food in here is crap.”

Well, actually, only one of them wants to do that. The other two are just there for the crazy ride.

And that man is celebrated and mysterious graffiti artist Banksy.

Even people with no known identity need a friend, as Robert Clarke discovered when he became mates with the elusive artist after a chance encounter in 1994.

Also from Bristol and an artist, Robert was working on the reception of the bohemian Carlton Hotel in New York’s Manhattan when a man calling himself Robin checked in.

That was Banksy — and so began a seven-year friendship that afforded Robert a front-row seat to the bonkers world of the guerilla artist.

Today, Banksy’s work sells for millions to the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — but life wasn’t always so sweet.

In a new book, Seven Years With Banksy, Robert lifts the lid on the humble beginnings of the Bristol-born tagger — days spent in shabby artist hang-outs in rough New York neighbourhoods, plus the mischievous London Zoo break-in.

There has been loads of speculation over Banksy’s true identity.

In 2008 it was claimed his real name is Robin Gunningham.

Although Robert does not mention his surname, he seems at least to be confirming they have his Christian name correct.

He also describes his appearance, which matches some of the blurry pictures supposedly of Banksy.

Robert writes: “He is quite tall but not overly so. He is slim and slightly gangly. His dress sense isn’t really together. His clothes didn’t make any sense.

“He wasn’t trying to concoct a look or identify with some youth code. It was nondescript.

“This guy was a crow. He didn’t stand out, or in, you just wouldn’t notice him. He could blend in or out at will, as if he had an invisibility cloak.”....

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4572724/Banksy-guerilla-artist-street-art-graffiti-Robert-Clarke-Seven-Years-With-glimpse-secret-world.html#ixzz28OfT6zPP


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Unbelievably Awesome Animated Banksy Artworks | So Bad So Good

Unbelievably Awesome Animated Banksy Artworks | So Bad So Good | Protest Art research | Scoop.it
We've featured examples of street art previously, but digital artist ABVH has gone one better by adapting the artform entirely.
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Microsoft whips up 'Banksy-esque' Surface street art - Brand Republic News

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Microsoft is targeting trendsetters and early adopters with a "Banksy-esque" street art campaign for its Surface tablet.
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