Watch: Banksy "Artist in Residence" Video for Webby AwardsJuxtapoz // Thursday, 22 May 2014
Whether you loved it, hated it, felt inspired by it, Banksy took over the art world (well, pop culture world, really) for a month this past October, reminding us of why street art, graffiti, public art, whatever it is you want to call it, in whatever form you find it, do it, see it, is an important historical identifier of who we are as humans.
The Webby Awards have chosen him as The Webby Person of the Year, stating, "Not many people would make a logical connection between graffiti and the Internet, but Banksy not only showed the world what that looks like, but he made people care about it, too. For providing a glimpse into the potential future of art on the Web, Banksy truly deserves to be named Webby Person of the Year."
To accept his Webby for Person of the Year, Banksy made this video about his Residency in New York City.