Hiya Firstly thank you for sharing your passion of Banksy x I am new to Tumblr after finding your pics on here I thought I would sign up so apologies if this question has been asked before ;-) Do you know if the video of 'Banksy Filmed Live by The Sunday Times' uploaded to Youtube by WeAreWhirly is genuine or not?
Hard to tell since yeah he did painted that piece. Personally I believe it’s legit :)
Alright, I was doing some internet research on Banksy and some of these theories are quite confusing so I thought to ask. Is Banksy one singular person who is overseeing this whole worldwide operation or is Banksy a concept that a collective number of artists anonymously work under creating similar pieces that fit under a certain "style"? I was just asking because there was a convincing theory where the "original" Banksy only created one or two pieces.
Definitely not a concept, Banksy is one guy BUT over the years he has some people/friends assisting him when producing artworks. For instance, securing locations or helping him out with making the installations. Loads of artists work in creative teams that they lead.
It's interesting to think that even if Banksy's identity was revealed, there'd still be a high chance that it'd be a Banksy-piece. As many people have pointed already, Banksy has become his own ultimate artwork. More than an artist, he's become a concept.
What are Banksy's foremost forms of art? I know the majority of his work is using spray paint and stencils, and that he has done work in museums, but what else does he do? Does he ever work digitally or paint with brushes?
Yes the majority of his work is spray paint and stencils, however he has experimented with acrylics too (for instance the reworks of historic paintings) and not to be forgotten he made a movie and now and then he makes a digital snippet (eg. Dumbo). More recently he has been doing more and more installations.