Classic Graffiti Artist of Day – Banksy

HappyParts enjoys seeing urban artists become critically acclaimed and their art becomes High Art  pop commodities.  A bit before my time (I was distracted by pot and High School)  Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Harring – HappyParts would have been loved that post warhol factory 80’s scene in NYC – punk rock, new wave, public access television, and junk bonds. In San Francisco- they too have some talent- Twist (Barry McGee) and Obey Giant ( I think he’s from LA?) – and now I just stumbled across Banksy.   I hear his art is making auction blocks now. Subways to Sotheby’s – that’s artist development. Nice one.