Saturday, November 03, 2018

Art attack

Banksy's recent exploits might have dominated the headlines and preoccupied columnists, but in truth - as this article by Darran Anderson for Frieze underscores - the concept of auto-destructive art is nothing new. Indeed, Anderson points out that Banksy's prank could be considered a failure, in that it has merely confirmed the cult of the celebrity artist and created an artwork that symbolises rather than satirises the commercialism of the modern art world.

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