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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fairey interviews Banksy

Banksy the UK-based graffiti artist sits down (face to face)? with LA-based graffiti artist Shepard Fairey and shares a few words on his art, his anonymity and much more. We’ve included an excerpt from the interview published by Swindle Magazine.

How long are you going to remain anonymous, working through the medium itself and through your agent as a voice for you?

B: I have no interest in ever coming out. I figure there are enough self-opinionated assholes trying to get their ugly little faces in front of you as it is. You ask a lot of kids today what they want to be when they grow up, and they say, “I want to be famous.” You ask them for what reason and they don’t know or care. I think Andy Warhol got it wrong: in the future, so many people are going to become famous that one day everybody will end up being anonymous for 15 minutes….

Go here to read the full interview.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:20 am  

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