1 augustus 2016

The Art of Banksy in Amsterdam (1)

I recently visited the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam that currently has 'The Art of Banksy'-exhibition. From the info at the exhibition: "Nobody knows who is Banksy, yet everybody knows who he is. He is probably the most famous yet the most mysterious graffiti artist this world has seen. In 2010, Time Magazine selected the British artist for its list of the world's 100 most influential people among the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga." This display of a car is at the entrance.

 "Girl and Balloon" from 2003 is among his best-known pieces. "Evocative and affectionate at first look. Girl With A Balloon throws the viewer off-balance after the first impression of compassion wears off: Has the girl released the balloon, having given up on love long lost, fulfilling one entrance into the symbolic order that is society or has she lost grip of it, doomed to desperately seek that one feeling that is a human beings' primary need?"
Not really familiar yet with the works of Banksy, I was quite impressed with what I saw at the exhibition and read about him. Another post tomorrow.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. I don't know Banksy but I can't image he would be of the 100 most influential people of the world! :)

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  2. Prachtige streetart, heel bijzonder Banksy.
    Groet El

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  3. Prachtige streetart, heel bijzonder Banksy.
    Groet El

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  4. Super street art. I like it and I like the photo. Greetings Justyna.

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  5. Ja dat is wel een hele onbekende bekende.

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  6. He's done a heck of a job staying undercover.

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  7. I would love to see this exhibit in person!

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