Banksy May Have Planted an Art-Piece in the Contemporary Arts Center
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Banksy May Have Planted an Art-Piece in the Contemporary Arts Center

The alleged Banksy painting (center) at the Contemporary Arts Center, hanging among works from "Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks." Worldwide-known art maverick Banksy may have left a mark at the Contemporary Arts Center last month in the form of a half-peeled banana. A local artist — who also operates pseudonymously — says that Banksy reached out to them via an Instagram DM to hang the painting, which was crafted in a similar style to the CAC’s current Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks exhibit. "Honestly, I’d rather have the art museum just hang it up then have them give it back to me," the DM from Banksy read. "If they hung it up in their museum, it would prove my point about perspective correct." That "perspective" — as related in an email exchange with local artist Frizk — is that art should be something that can be universally enjoyed. "But because of the way the modern art industry is run right now, only a very small percent of people get to choose what art is good and all other art gets rejected, even if it is just as good," Frizk says. "The banana had no meaning at all, but when people came […]

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