Monday, February 21, 2011

Banksy at the Oscar's?


This Sunday Feb.27 20011 the Oscars will set stage. Snuggled on the sofa Sunday night, hit the Dvr button for the Simpsons. Sitting through the episode and as it gave it's nod to the upcoming Oscar's, there it was "Bansky's" signature. This has been his second appearance on the Simpsons the mysteriously talented artist has made on the show. The first time was when he made a controversial intro for the show back in Oct 2010.
Gorilla street Artist Banksy is one of the nominees for Best Documentary Feature, for his film Exit Through the Gift shop. In the film French immigrant from Los Angeles Thierry Guetta captures his obsession with street art and documenting every waking moment of his experience. More about the film can be found here
Now I really will be watching the Oscar's to catch a guessing glimpse of the artist who doesn't make public appearances, has never had his face seen and voice unheard. At one point he even asked the Oscar's if he can accept his award is disguise. A crowd of people with masks of monkeys covering their faces and only one monkey reaching for the award. In turn the Oscar officials turned that idea down in fear of future copycats. Who knows in what form he will appear but I will be watching and hoping for the win.
Banksy did respond saying "This is a big surprise. I don't agree with the concept of award ceremonies, but I'm prepared to make an exception for the ones I'm nominated for. The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me."

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