Item: Banksy Swing Girl Tags
During the Sundance Film Festival every year, I see tourists get really excited when they see the Banksy piece on Main Street in Park City. Sometimes I even come across a Twit Pic of the work on Twitter. I’ve always wondered what the big deal was with this Banksy dude. Who is he and why is everyone so stoked to see his work on the side of a building?
Banksy is an anonymous British graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His work combines irreverent dark humour with graffiti, and is done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Known for his contempt for the government in labelling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls and even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. In fact, Banksy’s political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world – including on Main Street in Park City, UT.
Ironically, Banksy’s style and message have been wholeheartedly embraced by the very type of people he mocks.
Now that I look more closely at it, I’m starting to think Banksy may not be a fan of the festival!
The tags at the top of this post are selling on Etsy by Numbers14. You can buy the tags by visiting the shop – just click on the shop name (Numbers14) at the top of the post!