It's hard to imagine another street artist who has made a bigger name for himself than Banksy, the stencil-loving political artist and activist from Bristol, UK whose creations have adorned walls of buildings the world over and even made their way into museums. But tonight at 7pm at Cal State Fullerton's main campus at Visual Arts Lecture Hall 113, Banksy's art finds itself being discussed out of the museum and in the classroom.
Art critic Carol Deihl will be discussing the artist's month-long residency in New York last October, where each day he painted a different area with his trademark stencil works to the delight of his fans and to the revulsion of New York's underground street artists. Through examining the clues and running themes in Banksy's work, Diehl ultimately strives at getting into the nitty gritty of his philosophies and objectives.
Presented by Grand Central Art Center, this event is open to the public and FREE!
Diehl, an editor at esteemed art mag Art in America, is an artist herself and has written for countless other art magazines like ARTnews and New York Magazine. And while OC has its own huge street art scene, it's kind of a treat to indulge in a lecture on a modern artist who helped bring street art to a whole other level. Get all your deets here, and see you there!