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Pop Art was born in the roaring fifties and quickly became one of the most prominent art movements of the 20 th century. A consumer and media boom took place, and visual artists started to interpret ideas, themes and motifs specific to consumer products, mass media, social concerns, advertising and comics. To quote Andy Warhol, “Pop Art is all about liking things”.
The Story Behind Banksy From struggling artist to household name, Banksy remains a mystery to most. Smithsonian magazine recounts Banksy’s early years, activism and elusiveness despite being named as one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine in 2010. The following teaser is from the Smithsonian article: While he may shelter behind a concealed identity, he advocates ...
The man, the myth, the legend. Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour. Such art shows the political and social issues on the streets, walls and bridges, cities around the world. Many people think that his works look just fine and make a brighter place called "Earth". [23 Shots] Find more about Bansky @
Imagine having a 30 year old village built to house 500 people that has been abandoned since the day it was built and being able to do what you want with it, thats the situation these lucky Graffiti Artists recently found themselves in. The Ghostvillage Project was created over 3 days on the west coast of Scotland by 6 artists known collectively as Agents of Change – Timid, Remi/Rough, System, Stormie Mills, Juice 126, Derm. Working together on huge collaborative walls and individually in hidden nooks and crannies all over the site the artists realised long held dreams and were inspired by the bleakness and remoteness of the site. Drawing on the history of the village the artists’ stated intent on completion of the project was to populate the ghostvillage with the art and characters that it deserved. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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