Saving Banksy described as “the story of one misguided art collectors attempts to save a Banksy painting from destruction and the auction block” has released the first official trailer.
The documentary was directed by Colin Day with narration by Paul Polycarpou, and interviews with the top street and graffiti artists from across the globe, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels Mueman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman. No release date is available at this time.
Featuring some of the world’s top street artists, this film poses the question “What would you do if you owned a million dollar painting that the artist doesn’t want sold?”
A documentary about the legality, politics, and ethics of removing street art from the street, and what happens once you have a giant unauthenticated Banksy stored in your bedroom closet” – Vandalog
Saving Banksy focuses on the street artist’s oblique relationship to the art market – an anonymous artist whose public works aren’t for sale. Or are they? This documentary would read like an international art heist picture if the outrageous profiteering on display was actually illegal. – Burnaway
Saving Banksy delivers insightful dialogue that challenges attitudes around the interplay of art and ownership. – Channelnonfiction