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Banksy Does New York

On Oct. 1, 2013, the street artist known as Banksy launched a month-long residency in New York City, posting one exhibit a day in an unannounced location, sparking a 31-day scavenger hunt for Banksy’s work. Capturing this month of madness, BANKSY DOES NEW YORK is an exhilarating, detailed account of the uproar created by the mysterious artist.

Director: Chris Moukarbel
Year: 2014
Time: 79 min

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Watch Banksy’s video released in February 2015 on his work in the West Bank. 

Follow Banksy’s example and lend your support to the #WithSyria campaign, which campaigns to end the hardships suffered by the Syrian people. 

Watch EXIT THROUGH THE GIFTSHOP, a 2010 documentary produced by Banksy, according to the film’s website, “a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence.”

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“Graffiti writing and street art are closely related contemporary art movements, however, they differ in terms of technique, function and intent.

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