Jul 2, 2014

Banksy in Detroit

The international graffiti artist known as Banksy at some point painted a boy on a wall in the abandoned Packard Plant. In 2010 a few guys from the 555 Gallery removed it and put it in their gallery. This of course caused a commotion in the art world regarding issues of ownership and viewing street art in the context of where it was created. The Metro Times had a story about this and even covered talk that Banksy himself didn't create the artwork. To see a photo of the Banksy in the Packard Plant surroundings click here. The artwork was in the news recently because the 555 Gallery is considering selling the piece to raise needed funds for the gallery.

Regardless of how you feel about the controversial piece of art, I have a couple of photos I snapped when I visited 555 that I want to share with you. My favorite is the second one. (And, yes that's Gordie Howe on the wall.)

Banksy painting in the 555 Gallery Detroit, Michigan
Banksy painting in the 555 Gallery

Banksy painting  555 Gallery Detroit, Michigan
Different perspective
Should the Banksy have been left in the Packard Plant? What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know.

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