Everything starts when graffiti artist Banksy paints a picture on a wall in Palestine. How the picture is interpreted, where it is painted, and speculations of its value lead to the careful removal of the wall and its subsequent shipping to Europe. Its destination, the international art market.
But The Man Who Stole Banksy isn’t just about the wall, but about the way in which graffiti changes and challenges our expectations of the city and how this democratic art form has become part of the art market.
Narrated by Iggy Pop, The Man Who Stole Banksy is a compelling documentary about the relationship between street art with the communities in which it appears, the developing nature of public space, the business of the art market, the role and meaning of graffiti across cultures and the way it has transformed walls in communities and walls in galleries. And a four ton wall.
Screens with the short film Murals.