"I'm gonna do it freehand, whereas he can only stencil..."
September 14, 2011 7:33 PM Subscribe
posted by obscurator (20 comments total)
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Metropolitan stencilsmith Banksy certainly doesn't lack predecessors
, possible auxiliary identities
, or rival "street artists." (or MeFi posts: 1
.) His biggest rival, a shoe repairman from the East End called ROBBO
, has gained an extensive support network, calling itself Team Robbo (music upon loading)
"Graffiti Wars [47:00],"
part of (UK)Channel 4's "Street Summer" series
, documents the rattle-can battle between Banksy and Robbo, as well as the debates among Councils and residents
over what to do with it all. Robbo's art career was taking off; he was commissioned to promote, and attended the Berlin Film Festival (in disguise),
displayed and sold his work at the revered Pure Evil Gallery
, all the while sparring with Banksy...
Until something went wrong.
Banksy's response to the Channel 4 Film.