The Full Banksy

I have an ambivalent relationship to "Street Art." I hope to decide what I think about street art before I die, but I can't make any promises.

One artist I know I like and admire and enjoy thinking about it Banksy. We'll talk about him in class this spring when we watch Exit Through the Gift Shop.

But this quick little note from Nicholas Barber reminds us of the problem with dealing with street art second-hand. It also hints at a broader question of art appreciation and criticism: how do we respond to art, even "great" art, before we have confirmation that it is generally accepted as art?

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