Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Mystery: The Suburban Banksy

for a while i thought this said "TO THE END OF RECONNECTING" until i got close to it

a picture of a picture of a blackberry taken with my blackberry

i like to think of these as velveteen rabbits... "Real isn't how you are made. It's a thing that happens to you. It doesn't happen all at once. You become." - The Velveteen Rabbit
sorry. had to find a way to get that Velveteen Rabbit quote in here at some point.

but back to the mystery... who is the Banksy of the 'Burbs? i don't know him but i love him. and love that he makes my mornings waiting for the train that much more interesting. i don't know if any of you have seen the documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" yet, but if you haven't... STOP READING RIGHT NOW AND ORDER IT ONTO YOUR NETFLIX QUEUE. or download it on itunes. or just watch the trailer on youtube or whatever.

the documentary was supposed to be about Banksy, the elusive and anonymous England-based graffiti artist known for his black and white stencil-style street art that usually contains a powerful socio-political-economic message, but... Banksy flipped the cameras around on his eccentric French-born filmmaker, Thierry Guetta (an obsessive camera-man who followed and filmed graffiti artists on their nightly excursions over the course of many years for what seems to be no apparent reason whatsoever.) the whole thing is wacky, hilarious, and like any good story about a European expat - winding, logically insensible, relatively inconclusive but wildly entertaining.

and while we may never know who the Suburban Banksy is, the real question is... will he or she keep spreading their message? 

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