A Documentary That Takes a Rare Look At How Street Artists’ Attempts To Share
Free Art With The Public Is Being Threatened By Art Dealers
SAVING BANKSY is the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save Banksy’s famous “Haight Street Rat” from destruction and the auction block. His efforts to save the Rat are met with threats from city officials, snubs from museums and a flurry of six-figure offers from art dealers who cannot wait to get their hands on the painting.
SAVING BANKSY is a rare behind the scenes look at how Banksy works and the secretive world of street art and graffiti. The film explores how Street Artists’ attempts to share free art with the public is being threatened by art dealers who remove paintings from walls and sell them for big money. “Saving Banksy” asks the question, ‘What would you do if you found a million dollar Banksy spray-painted on the side of your building?’
British artist Banksy is an international sensation. He has created some of the world’s most iconic street-art. His work is deemed illegal by authorities, but at auction Banksy street-paintings sell for hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. While his work is created for the public, Banksy paintings are being removed by art dealers and re-sold at auction for huge profits, and the artist receives nothing.
SAVING BANKSY was directed by Colin Day with narration by Paul Polycarpou, and features interviews with top Street and Graffiti artists from across the globe, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman.
Directed by: Colin Day
Produced by: Mike Tarrolly, Eva Boros, Paul Polycarpou
Executive Producers: Kevin Zinger, Eva Boros and Brian Greif Featuring: Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman. Language: English Genre: Documentary
Rafael Colon, a New York-based artist, creates artistic masterpieces on modern mediums like sneakers and skateboards. A former network engineer in the Marines, he’s now pursuing an Art History degree and his passion for art full-time.
From downtown Toronto alley ways to my backyard and even my basement music studio, I’ve been caught doing my thing with my one and only. Bell Fibe TV1 has recently launched All She Wrote, a documentary series about artists like me doing our thing, from around the world, and why we do what we do.
Blank Canvases are raising money to bring arts programming into at risk neighbourhoods for free, and to teach kids about Toronto artists. Join us in an empty Toronto warehouse at Spadina and Wellington for an old school Factory Art Party!
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Where are you from/where do you live?
born in HK, raised in Toronto (moved there at age 8), moved to NYC after uni, moved to LA just 4 months ago.
If there was a theme song in your life, what would it be?
–I really don’t have a good answer for this! ‘Feel this moment’ ft Christina Agu
What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?
–Stay hungry, stay humble. I think because of my humble beginnings (having to work for a lot), I appreciated every bit of opportunity I got. I worked hard in everything I did. I did really well in Waterloo comp and well in the finance-tech world, but I never settled, I didn’t get comfortable. I still brought lunch almost daily, and I kept my rent cheap. I wanted to prepare for the day I wouldn’t have a comfortable pay check and might not make income for years.
What is the key to being successful/to stand out in your industry?
It’s not one thing. Talent itself won’t be enough. I think it helps to be realistic and to be practical. You need to plan but you also need to be flexible and adaptable–that’s something I’m learning since the corporate world was a lot more clear. I’m still just starting so, I can’t say I’m successful or stand out enough quite yet to answer this question.
What is your favorite quote?
I really like this one I saw recently: Never trade respect for attention!
Where can people find you online? facebook.com/byAngelaSum
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