Camera Man and Flower by Banksy. Street art. Printed on top quality canvas and stretched on 0.75 pine wood bars. Ships ready to hang.
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The Banksy graffiti piece, Camera Man & Flower, came as a pleasant astonishment to the people of Park City, Utah on January 19, 2010. When the owner of Java Cow on Main Street opened her coffee shop that morning she was astonished to discover a mural on the wall of her business establishment. It looked very much like a piece created by the guerilla artist Banksy.
At that time, the artists name was already somewhat familiar to the locals because a documentary about him was set to premiere during the approaching Sundance Film Festival. A number of other Banksy pieces also appeared in neighboring Salt Lake City, so many suspected that the artist was actually in the area and might be participating in the festival. This created quite a stir and attracted people who came from all over, even from places as far away as Europe.
The piece depicts a man holding a portable video camera similar to the ones used by cameramen who accompany news reporters when they go to the field. He is shown as kneeling on the ground and trying to get a close-up of a pink flower by pulling it close. This, sadly, appears to have uprooted the flower. The message is an ironic one. It voices the thought that the lengths people go in order to capture something beautiful for posterity will at times inadvertently destroy the life that embodies its allure.
Despite not calling himself an artist, Banksy has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, combined with Banksy stencil style. Due to the shroud of secrecy surrounding his real identity and his subversive character, Banksy has achieved somewhat of a cult following with his street art from some of the younger age group within the stenciling community. Tagging walls and billboards in the dark of night, sneaking around with a secret identity in urban areas. Leaving his political mark on the world for all to enjoy for free.
The infamous UK guerrilla artist, Banksy, is hitting the streets hard in London, Bristol, Australia, the USA, and just about everywhere in between. It‰۪s not only the curiosity of his identity that makes the artist famous, it‰۪s his impeccable political pieces and artwork that stir up discussions on the underlying themes. By calling attention to the issues depicted in his pieces, Banksy‰۪s controversial work requires people to think deeply about the issues he‰۪s attempting to bring to light.