It’s ironic that Banksy, the well-known England-based street artist, is so popular yet his anonymity has remained after all these years. Although he is a mystery, his art is not and you can finally see it up close in the new Banksy: Genius or Vandal? exhibit in Las Vegas.
The Banksy: Genius or Vandal? exhibit previously attracted millions of people when it showcased in Moscow, Madrid, St. Petersburg, and Lisbon. Displaying more than 70 original works, such as the 700 pound “Stop Esso,” you can also see 3D objects, limited editions, photographs, video installations, and a special multimedia presentation.
Curator of the exhibition, Alexander Nachkebiya said “Banksy is one of the brightest and most important artists and even a phenomenon of our time. His work is a challenge to the system, it is a protest, it is an extremely well-built brand, it is a mystery, it is a violation of the law… according to our idea, every visitor of the exhibition will be able to decide for themselves: who is Banksy – a genius or a vandal, an artist or a businessman, a provocateur and rebel or a conformist? Our exhibition shows the scope of Banksy’s talent – he is always multidimensional and makes visitors think and decide for themselves. His work is always topical, very comprehensive, and sinks into the soul of each of us – I guess all this makes him a genius to me.”
It’s time for you to decide – Genius or Vandal? Tickets cost $29 to attend ($15 for children 11 and under) and hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 11am-7pm.