Featuring some of the world’s top street artists, the SAVING BANKSY film poses the question “What would you do if you owned a million dollar painting that the artist doesn’t want sold?”
Saving Banksy is the story of one misguided art collectors attempts to save a Banksy painting from destruction and the auction block.
Though his work is deemed illegal by authorities, Banksy’s works have been removed by art dealers and re-sold at auctions for hundreds of thousands of dollars, while the artist himself receives nothing. Directed by Colin Day and narrated by Paul Polycarpou, the film features interviews with renowned street artists from all across the globe including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels Mueman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman.
The film’s tagline “it’s not art unless you can sell it for lots of money,” itself touches on an interesting point.
“Street Art has become very big business. There is a lot of money involved in Street Art. A lot of money.” – Blek le Rat