Those lads in the Met never really know what to do with me. I feel bad about it but a street picture artists has to do what a street picture artist has to do.
The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.
Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.
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No. People claim to have photographed me (mostly on that *awful* holiday to Jamaica) but no one ever has. The fuzz definitely never have.
When I’m painting my street pictures I wear an amusing “Mr. Potato Head” disguise…
This is a picture of a robot and the man who made the robot; the film Terminator 3 ‘Rise of the Machines’ inspired it. When I was watching the film with my 2 young children I suddenly thought - imagine if people do build robots in the future…imagine if they’re big and angry and they take over the world – and that’s what I wanted to get across here; the fear of suppression under self-aware artificial intelligence.
I gave the man a cardboard ‘robot head’ – because I thought it was funny: he’s a man, wearing a robots head made of cardboard! The funniest part is that in 10 or 20 years time if this all comes true and robots do walk around threatening us, then the robots will see this and if they have the capabilities to do so – they’ll laugh!
(Click the picture for a special Banksy surprise…)