by sgarzon



I came across an article published in the Huffington Post a couple of days ago in regards to a work by Banksy known as the “Slave Labor (Bunting Boy),” which had been “stolen” from its original context in London and then put for sale by an Auction House in Miami. Despite the fact that this may not have been the first time that a work by Banksy has been stolen, I believe this one piece brings a very interesting opportunity to question the value and importance of the work of art, the role of the Art Market and consider some value judgments about whether or not it was actually “stolen” and from whom exactly it has been “stolen.”

It seemed to be almost outrageous that a graffiti-work, which out of all forms of art is mostly known for its intent to defy the institutions of art and in particular the commodification of art…

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