Carollyne Yardley - "Banksy is a Secret Squirrel" - Oil Painting, Pop Art Gallery Victoria BC
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. My thoughts behind this piece started from the basic idea, that Bansky qualifies as a Secret Squirrel. Totally covert operations.
Then I started thinking about how many people must know who he is. And to rent city blocks for longs periods of time has to mean he’s got some friends in high places, or he’s way more white collar on the inside than he wants many to believe. So taking from the only things a casual reader like myself could know, or have been led to believe by the Banksy media machine is this:
He’s British, funny and smart as shit, has worn a black hoodie at least once in his lifetime, uses the logo seen here at his website, goes on spray painting holidays to the Separation Barrier, probably hopes for a better world (little girl with hope balloon), and is anonymous.
And voila, we have Banksy Squirrel.