Some days ago, I asked what do you think “is the deeper meaning of Banksy’s Child Drawing Series? and got a nice answer by Ringo45…
Almost at the same time, the Globe And Mail newspaper from Toronto, which was one of Banksy’s traveling-stations, published an very interesting review of the Banksy street art by Toronto street artist Posterchild:
Q: As a street artist yourself, what are your feelings about Banksy being in Toronto?
A: I would like to have seen Banksy visit Toronto for its own merits and not simply coming to promote his film. Should we feel honored that he’s decided to paint our walls or should we feel outraged that he’s come here … for self-promotion, for advertising? (Globe And Mail)
I have no stable opinion yet, but I think it’s too hard to say that everything Banksy will do in future is advertising for his film, because where is the boundary? I know a lot of artists, who were also very active on the streets before an upcoming exhibition… Is this really advertising or isn’t it just a part of artists everyday life? What do you think?