This profile of Banksy outlines why he might just be remembered as one of the most influential people of the 21st century.
On indie artists:
While he may shelter behind a concealed identity, he advocates a direct connection between an artist and his constituency. â€œThereâ€™s a whole new audience out there, and itâ€™s never been easier to sell [oneâ€™s art],â€ Banksy has maintained. â€œYou donâ€™t have to go to college, drag â€™round a portfolio, mail off transparencies to snooty galleries or sleep with someone powerful, all you need now is a few ideas and a broadband connection. This is the first time the essentially bourgeois world of art has belonged to the people. We need to make it count.â€
We may very well look back at Banksy as the catalyst for the upcoming indiepocalypse
I love the way capitalism finds a placeâ€”even for its enemies. Itâ€™s definitely boom time in the discontent industry. I mean how many cakes does Michael Moore get through?â€
Finally, a bit of sarcasim:
“Hollywood,â€ he once said, â€œis a town where they honor their heroes by writing their names on the pavement to be walked on by fat people and peed on by dogs. It seemed like a great place to come and be ambitious.â€