i've been following an artist who goes by the name Banksy. he has been dubed a "guerrilla artist," "prankster," and "political graffiti artist" among other things. his work is risky and thought provoking as he addresses hot issues and dives into controversy- addressing the (literal) elephant in the room. this is art that says something- i love it.
here's some headlines from the BBC:
Barely Legal: Banksy art show in LA, including a live elephant- read more.
A life-size replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee has been placed in Disneyland by "guerrilla artist" Banksy- read more.
Fake prehistoric rock art of a caveman with a shopping trolley has been hung on the walls of the British Museum- read more.
A British graffiti artist has managed to evade security and hang his work in four of New York's most prestigious and well-guarded museums- read more.
Hundreds of Paris Hilton albums have been tampered with in the latest stunt by "guerrilla artist" Banksy- read more.