Mr. Brier points us to a “ton of pictures from Banksy’s LA show.” I think it would be too easy to either call the show an act of genius or a cheap grab for headlines. My question comes more out of interest of the location as opposed to skill in communicating. Since I’m not in the art game, my naivety will probably show through. Having never been to LA and only living in NYC for a couple months I’m going to make a giant assumption about the consumption of art between the two cities in Bansky’s situation. If I’m looking for a splashy event that will be on Extra – I would do it in LA. If I’m looking to challenge the art world, I would do it in NYC. LA’s TV camera’s vs NYC’s monolithic galleries. Bansky one day makes you consider the personality of Paris, and the next day he’s selling art to her friends. I wonder if the work is just a little less than what it could be.