Thursday, March 18, 2021

Banksy and Bob Ross

Banksy creates a painting on the theme of escaping from prison, with an oddly-appropriate voiceover from Bob Ross. It's audacious...and it fits nicely. (Link to YouTube)

In another Banksy video, an artist sets up a series of paintings during the Venice Biennale, an event that Banksy has never been invited to (Link to YouTube). 

The paintings add up to an uncomfortable reality of life in Venice, and the artist apparently doesn't have a license to display, so it's not long before the cops shut him down. 


Courbet said...

One of the great artists of our time!

Susan Krzywicki said...

Thanks for sharing. The whole things was very satisfying - I came from the generation that looked down on graffiti art and I am still struggling with it. I also looked down on Bob Ross. So having him "explain" Banksy's painting technique was an eye-opener.

So, now, along with so many things, it is time to re-evaluate and open up instead of living with old ideas. Doggone it, I hate when that happens.

Warren JB said...

"This video contains content from Channel 4, who have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

I can still watch it for free on Channel 4's on-demand service. The difference is which company gets the money by making you watch four minutes of ads beforehand. Very corporate of them, considering the topic.