Check out the First Trailer for the Upcoming 'Saving Banksy' Documentary

"It's not art unless you can sell it for lots of money"

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Banksy’s name stays in the headlines today, but this time it’s not about the 'supposed' identity of one of the UK’s most (in)famous street artists. This time it comes in the form of a documentary, Saving Banksy.

Directed by Colin Day, with narration from Paul Polycarpou, the documentary follows the true story of one misguided art collector's attempts to save one of Banksy’s pieces from destruction and the auction block. Despite the contentious nature of Banky's work in the eyes of the law it hasn’t stopped art dealers from acquiring his work and re-selling it at auction lots for up to $1.7 million, whilst Banksy himself receives absolutely nothing.

The film also features interviews from some of the world's most renowned street and graffiti artists including: Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels Mueman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman.

Check out the trailer above for a preview of the documentary - via Hypebeast

The release date for Saving Banksy is TBA

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