Video of the Week: "Behind the Banksy Stunt"

I’ve been fascinated by Banksy’s work since experiencing it’s power in Palestine a few years ago. He’s radical and showy and sassy, and I do believe he genuinely wants to make a difference in our world through his art. Last month he did it again by having his artwork self-destruct at auction. Take a look:

Here’s what I’m thinking about:

  • Should property owners paint over Banksy’s work when it’s found?

  • How does the fact that Banksy paints graffiti impact his message?

  • Why do frames have so much power to change the viewing of art?

  • How would you define art?

  • Define institutional art. Do you like this type of art?

  • Should auction sales go to the artist?

  • Who do you think is behind this recent stunt?