Banksy and Beyond: Exploring street art
When the elusive British street artist known as Banksy launched a self-proclaimed month-long residency in New York City in 2014, hordes of city-dwellers and tourists followed him around the city, eager to see his latest installation and hoping to catch a glimpse of the anonymous artist. The NYPD similarly spent the month chasing Banksy around, trying in vain to capture and arrest the artist for vandalism.
While Banksy’s identity remains a secret, his work is renowned world-wide and has brought awareness to the field of street art. In this fireside chat, Bill Rey leads a discussion between Michael and RJ Rushmore – father and son, respectively – both of whom are well-versed in street and contemporary art. Together they will define street art, including how it’s different from other forms of contemporary art, and talk about the future of this field.
This discussion will be moderated by Bill Rey, owner of Claggett/Rey Gallery.
This program is sponsored by Claggett/Rey Gallery.
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