Village Voice Exclusive: An Interview With Banksy, Street Art Cult Hero, International Man of Mystery
[Our friends at the Village Voice landed an exclusive interview with elusive street artist Banksy, who despite rumors of a show in L.A., has taken up residency in New York. Here's what went down.]
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That was the beguiling subject of an e-mail seemingly randomly addressed to the Village Voice in mid-September.
"I represent the artist Banksy," the message began, "and I would like to talk to you at your earliest convenience." The name and phone number of a British publicist followed. There were no further details or explanation. It was mysterious and intriguing. The secretive graffiti artist had been silent since last year, when his distinctive stencils appeared in London during the Olympics. Because Banksy rarely grants interviews, the cryptic message also felt like the prelude to an elaborate practical joke.More »