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Art March, 1 2010

The Sunday Times x Banksy Cover

In the most recent issue of The Sunday Times, artist Banksy did not only create the cover art, but the magazine also published a 6 page interview with him.

“Readers of the The Sunday Times in the UK were greeted with a six-page spread on Banksy including a question and answer session with the stealthy street artist. The interview ended up being quite insightful despite the fact that he talks in his usual tongue-in-cheek manner about museums, CCTV, his reasons for anonymity, his hypocrisy, his family, his art background, his collection, and sure to disappoint fans everywhere, he says – “I won’t be doing any more big gallery shows for a while, it’s all a bit dodgy. I’ve come into contact with a lot more villains since I moved from vandalism into selling paintings. The art world is full of shady people peddling bright colours.” It’s perhaps this distrust of the art world that led to the way his film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” turned out and also to the creation Pest Control, an entity that still refuses to authenticate his artwork that is taken off the streets by speculators.”

Furthermore the artist created a video of himself creating the cover art, to proof that it is really a Banksy piece. Check out the video here below.

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A closer look at the Banksy cover follows after the jump.

The Sunday Times x Banksy Cover

Via AM.

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