lunes, 13 de enero de 2014


Banksy for sale
Beverly Hills, California

Banksy's "Flower Girl" mural is to be sold at an auction in Beverly Hills this month, along with four earlier works. The piece, which appeared on a Los Angeles has station wall in 2008, is expected to go for $300,000. The final price, though, could be much more. Another mural by the British artist, "Slave Labour", found behind a shop in London, sold recently for 750,000 pounds. 

Banksy is a graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

He is a man who nobody has never seen him... but look at this: 


The petrol station owner, Eytan Rosenberg, says he did not know who Banksy was when a friend of a friend asked if the British street artist could paint on his garage's wall.
The work depicts a young girl with a basket of flowers and a security camera looming over her like a vulture.
When Rosenberg sold his family petrol station last year, he painstakingly removed the painting and installed it in a sturdy aluminium frame.
The auctioneer Michael Doyle says the 2.7 metre by 2.4 metre (9ft by 8ft) piece could fetch more than $300,000 at auction.



What's the headline? BANKSY FOR SALE
Is there a video/image you can include? Yes.

Can you explain it in your own words? Banksy is a famous graffiter. His murals are so important and so expensive. They sold a mural of Banksy for a lot of money. 
Add 3 new words you have learnt
stencilling--> estargit, dibuix picat. 
Why is it relevant to you? Because he is an important graffiter and we talked about him in History of Art, so for me it's interesting. 
How is this connected with other news that have an impact on our world?

The street art.

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