Thursday, August 28, 2008
ART ATTACK - BANSKY COMMEMORATES 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA
Bansky Art images courtesy of Gawker.com and Bansky
Here are the images of artist Bansky's commemorative works recently created on the streets of New Orleans recently. Not only does the artist make poignant statements on the aftermath of Hurricane Katina,.
He connects these works with that of Fred Ratke, also known as the "Grey Ghost", Ratke was known as a graffiti crusader who would paint over any graffiti with standard issue grey paint, no matter what color the background original color of the wall.
I wonder if Brad Pitt had any inspiration in Bansky's choice in New Orleans? Mr. Pitt and Ms. Angelina Jolie were photographed in Los Angeles last year at an exihibition of Bansky's work. Madonna received a commissioned portrait of herself given by her husband Guy Ritchie on her 50th birthday. The portrait reportedly cost $50,000.
You can see the images and original posting through Gawker via this link.