PuBlic Good, PrivAte Prize, Ephemeral or EterNal …
Saving BanKsy From BriStol to BYwater
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Location: StudioBE | 2941 Royal Street | New Orleans
Time: 8:00PM- 11:00PM
Screening: SAVING BANKSY by Director Colin Day (in attendance)
Unveiling: Original Banksy mural “Looters” unveiled by co-owners Sean Cummings | NOLA developer and owner of International House hotel + Hill Harper | Actor, author, speaker and co-owner of International House.
PuBlic Good, PrivAte Prize, the Ephemeral as EterNal…Saving BanKsy From BriStol to BYwater
Super Secret Unveiling of “saved” Bansky mural and Discussion of Street ArtSaturday, November 18, 2017- 8PM-11PM
For the opening weekend of Prospect 4, the international art triennial has a famous and hotly debated artifact to expose.
Four effortful years in the “saving”, an original 10 ft. x 10 ft. Banksy mural will be unveiled in a former cotton mill warehouse situated along the railroad tracks in Bywater, a gritty and creative neighborhood just downriver from the French Quarter. The warehouse is slated to become part of a highly anticipated residential loft project, via Latrobe, which will include more than 40 street art murals. But in the meantime, the 30-foot corrugated exterior wall of StudioBE will be the patinaed “silver screen” for the feature film documentary, Saving Banksy, written and directed by gifted artist and filmmaker Colin Day. Following a brief Q&A with the director, the spotlight will shift to a panel discussion that includes some of the world’s best known street muralists and graffiti sprayers, a top conservationist, and collectors, invited by New Orleans natives, friends, and collaborators, Sean Cummings and Brandan “BMike” Odums. The discussion, moderated by actor, author and long-time Cummings friend, Hill Harper (Good Doctor, CSI New York, He Got Game), will include the legendary British graffiti artist and stencil mural pioneer, Nick Walker, who ran the streets of Bristol with Banksy, New Orleans artist/activist Brandan Odums, New Orleans born and Los Angeles based graffiti artist RISK, internationally recognized conservationist Elise Grenier, and one of the nation’s most talented muralists, SWOON, who appeared in the Banksy cult-classic documentary, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP.
Cummings has long been a champion of New Orleans street artists, as well as icons in the space like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Banksy, whose arrestingly beautiful murals and tags, as well as larger-than-life voices, made indelible and positive impacts on New Orleans during their runs through town.
Cummings’ and Harper’s great admiration of rebels, artists and activists has not only shaped their lives and friendship, but compelled them to “save” this Banksy from the wrecking ball and taggers who destroyed and defaced 10 of Banksy’s 14 stenciled murals in New Orleans. This 1200-pound work of art is one of four remaining “Bansky’s” from the famous street artist’s 2008 visit to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Cummings and Harper retained a duo of expert conservationists, Michael Davidson and Elise Grenier, to uncover the hidden mural known as “Looters”. They consciously chose not to restore it to its “original” state, but rather as an “authentic architectural artifact”, says Cummings. “There is a patina to this mural. It tells the story of not only of how time has worn on the art but how time wears on New Orleans.”
On December 1, the mural will move to International House, where it will remain a “public good” seen by all. But on Saturday November 18th, 2017, from 8PM until 11PM, it’s all about the outdoor cinema and some of the most talented street artists in the world set to a canvas of fiery heat-lamps, the city’s best food trucks, and distinctive craft brews from Parleaux Brewery, as Harper, Cummings, and Odums highlight street art and, from Bristol to Bywater and Banksy to BMike, its impact on the culture of New Orleans.
PuBlic Good, PrivAte Prize, Ephemeral or EterNal … Saving BanKsy From BriStol to BYwater
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017Location: StudioBE | 2941 Royal Street | New OrleansTime: 8:00PM- 11:00PMAccess: Open to the PublicScreening: SAVING BANKSY by Director Colin Day (in attendance)Unveiling: Original Banksy mural “Looters” unveiled by co-owners Sean Cummings | NOLA developer and owner of International House hotel + Hill Harper | Actor, author, speaker and co-owner of International House.Moderator: Actor Hill Harper Discussion: “Public Good, Private Prize … the Ephemeral as Eternal”
• Brandan “BMike” Odums | NOLA based graffiti muralist, film maker, social activist, owner of Studio BE
• RISK | Los Angeles based graffiti legend and fashion entrepreneur - a pioneer in painting freight trains and freeway overpasses
• Nick Walker | Established graffiti artist originating from Bristol, England. Credited with being part of the stencil graffiti movement that had an influence on Banksy.
• Elise Grenier | NOLA based art conservationist who helped preserve some of Italy’s most treasured frescoes, and restored Banksy “Looters” to "optimal legibility and consistency with the original intent."
• REVOK | Los Angeles based artist known for his vibrant paintings and street art using materials from his urban surroundings.
• SWOON | Nationally recognized street art muralist and mixed media artist best known for her life-size wheat paste prints and paper cutouts of human figures
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