Monday, February 28, 2011
Are These Pictures of Banksy At The Elephant?
Is this Banksy climbing on the 'This Looks A Bit Like An Elephant' piece? The DailyMail thinks so.
The DailyMail is reporting that this might be Banksy captured climbing on the 'This Looks A Bit Like An Elephant' piece in Santa Monica.
Its a great story, but we are skeptical.
First, these are just a guy on the piece, not action shots of the art going down. And the only correlation cited in the article is that this is a guy at the Banksy site with a camera. They say that "Banksy is known to go back and photograph his own art", but is he really? Wasn't that addressed in 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' when Banksy says that MBW demonstrated his value by documenting the pieces of art after they had gone up, something that hadn't really been done before. Finally, whoever snapped these shots undoubtedly got some better shots of the face, but the fact that every single shot is obscured makes it seem like the purpose of the shots was aimed to confuse.
Anybody think this is Banksy?