Banksy Art Exhibit in Las Vegas is titled, Banksy Genius or Vandal. I consider him a genius. He captures in his artwork what many of us think in our subconscious. He plays with our satirical dark side of humor, seducing it to come out and play and express an opinion. Banksy voices what most of us are too afraid to say, probably why some call him a vandal.
Video showing Banksy's graffiti art from all over the world
Millions have already seen the exhibit in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Madrid, and Lisbon. It features more than 70 original creations from the elusive Banksy, including screenprints, photographs, videos, media created by other artists, limited editions, postcards, posters, 3D art, and original work by Banksy.
I photographed the art at the exhibit in Las Vegas, and I apologize for the clarity. It was not easy to photograph due to all the reflective lights. I am not posting all the artwork, as then you may not want to go to the exhibit.
Gangsta Rat, Screen Print, 2003
Monkey Parliament, Offset Lithograph on Paper, 2009, 84 x 94 cm, from Private Collection
Big Gold Frame, Original Art Work, 2009, 123 x 94 cm, Provided by Lilley Art/Contemporary Art Trader
I first noticed Banksy's work, in the early 2000s before I even realized it was his signature stencil mark. I was in London with my husband, walking along the Thames and happened to look down. While I was taking photographs, I noticed in the gutter, stenciled rats taking pictures of me. I was immediately in love with the satirical approach to his art and have been a fan ever since.