Why 'Banksy Does New York' Is as Much About the Art Consumers as the Artist

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HBO's new Banksy documentary, Banksy Does New York, is almost 50% culled from user-generated footage of the elusive artist's month-long residency in the Big Apple. It's an aesthetic that director Chris Moukarbel thinks is particularly fitting since he feels the film is as much about the modern-day consumption of art as the art itself.

He tells Fast Company's Co.Create, "Everybody is documenting their lives in a way that there’s never been a precedent for, and I think it was sort of a subtext to the film, at least for me. The project was also representing what it means to look at art now—it’s a simultaneous experience to documenting it."

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