THE MAN WHO STOLE BANKSY

About The Film

In 2007, world-renowned street artist Banksy travelled to Palestine and painted a number of politically charged works on walls and buildings all over the city. Some viewed this as a nuisance; others hailed the work as high art; and still more saw a business opportunity. Specifically, a bodybuilder and local taxi driver known as ‘Walid’ the Beast came up with an entrepreneurial plan: cut out the entire cement wall containing the art and sell it off to the highest bidder. Director Marco Proserpio’s The Man Who Stole Banksy is a provocative story about how works that are created illegally can be stolen, sold, and collected legally. As viewers follow Banksy’s work, they discover a secret art market of stolen walls from around the world. It’s a stylish examination of public space, appropriation, and the commodification of street art and of what happens when Middle East politics meet the Western art market.

Year
2018
Director
Marco Proserpio
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Runtime
93 mins

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Dendy Newtown
261-263 King Street Newtown
Thu 27 September
6:30pm
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Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St Carlton
Sat 6 October
7:00pm
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