See with your eyes, not your hands

As a follow-up to our post the other day about UK street artist Banksy, here’s a video and article from the Wall Street Journal called “If You Take Street Art Off the Street, Is It Still Art?” In this situation, the question isn’t about Banksy or whether or not what he does is art or its legality. The question is bigger and it’s a good one. Who owns certain kinds of art? – can that art even be owned? As our definition of art begins to widen, it will include items, venues, and concepts that live outside of a frame or gallery. Putting them in a gallery or other conventional setting would change the identity of many art pieces. We covet with our eyes. Let’s leave it at that.

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  • Framing Fairy  On March 31, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I will read your last Banksy post with interest. He comes from where I live, Bristol. You can see original Banksy’s on buildings here …

    • hangwithbigpictureframing  On March 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Ha, that’s interesting – it seems somewhat unreal reading about his pieces and seeing pictures of them – it’d be amazing to see one in person.


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