Anarchist or Activist?

Personally I have no better way to describe him, Wikipedia does a pretty decent job of it in its first para- 

'Banksy is a pseudonymous England based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done 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.'

For those who are unaware, Banksy has a distinctive style..which is frequently aped by small timers.







Exit through the Gift Shop is probably one of the most informative documentary on the inside workings of graffiti artists. But what has driven me to finally post about Banksy, is this particular video-


An hour-long special made by Banksy charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics. The Antics Roadshow examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.

This video has nothing to do with street art/graphics. But it has everything to do with guts, glory and the addiction of sheer madness.

Knowledge @ http://www.banksy.co.uk/