Well that turned out to be interesting. After seeing my Facebook and Twitter blow up with people saying that the real Banksy had been unmasked as a Mr. Paul William Horner of Bristol, England, it appears the whole entire thing was a hoax.
The culprit? A website called PR Log – the story has since been removed. Jezebel wrote about it, Business Insider (??) covered it, twas all over Reddit and the Daily Dot.
So it seems as if this entire thing was made up. That or Bansky is such a genius that he pulled one over on us and actually did get arrested, his name is Paul Horner, and he planted the story of it being a hoax because he knew no one would believe the truth. Do you really want to know who Banksy is? I am pretty comfortable not knowing.
via HOAX: Banksy arrested in London on vandalism charges, identity revealed.
Translated via Chrome (-_-) but still wonderful! Found on Stencil History X
Même si ça a déjà bien tourné sur le web, on ne se lasse pas de regarder l’excellente série “You are not Banksy” du photographe Nick Stern. Celui-ci s’est amusé à mettre en scène en photographie les œuvres les plus célèbres de Banksy ! Un clin d’œil original !v
Even if it has already turned to the web, you never tire of watching the excellent series “You are not Banksy” the photographer Nick Stern. It was fun to stage the works in photography’s most famous Banksy! A nod original!
More Images after Le Break
I was tipped off that Banksy had recently updated the Inside portion of his website and to my glee it was true. You could follow the link I just provided.. or you could look at the picture I have here provided for you as evidence of said change. Or you could do both.. the choice is yours, young padawan.
Sick no longer, back from brothers graduation- I make my (triumphant?) return.
Some Banksy news! Apparently a piece of his got destroyed in Melbourne? There is a video in the link but I cannot embed it because of stupid copy-write laws or something. Isn’t it sort of the peril of all street artists/ that your work is so temporary?
But Wait! there is another new Banksy piece! Check it out after the break nerdoes.
How to sell a Banksy
Below the fold is a review of the film via Vandalog.. warning spoilers. If you don’t want to see.. don’t click..
Word on the street is that this is a possible new Banksy. No news on his site yet.. but either way I really like this piece a lot. To me it says something about impersonation of power, if you look and act the part then you can act as important or powerful as you want- even if you are really just made of paper. Is that what it really is supposed to represent? No
fucking idea. Maybe I am just looking to much into it.. and its just some pretty picture. What are your thoughts guys?
MORE stooof after the break.