The art of British graffiti artist Bansky has always raised more questions than answers. This mystique is probably why the artist has been a popular topic for documentaries this past decade. Check out these documentaries about Banksy.
“Exit Through the Gift Shop” (2010)
This film tells the story of how an eccentric French documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the worlds most infamous graffiti artists at work.
This film finds the truths and explores the impact that the world’s most famous graffiti artist has had on the art world, on the expression of protest and satire, and on the perception of what you can do with a spray can and a stencil. Furthermore, it explores the highly active art collector’s world, and how the celebrity factor shockingly influences value.
“Saving Banksy” (2017)
This film is the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempts to save a painting by the world’s most infamous street artist from destruction and the auction block. A rare look inside the secretive world of graffiti and street art, “Saving Banksy” asks the question, what would you do if you were offered a small fortune for a painting the artist didn’t want sold?