A New Documentary Tells the Epic Story Behind One of Banksy's Stolen Artworks

A Banksy documentary unlike any of its predecessors.

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The Banksy Job is a new documentary that seeks to unravel the mystery surrounding one of the street artist's stolen pieces, entitled The Drinker

Banksy displayed the 10-foot statue, which resembled Auguste Rodin's famous sculpture The Thinker with a cone over its head, in London where it was stolen during the middle of the day. The group of thieves behind the heist call themselves Art Kieda, a group headed up by AK47, who is the subject of the new film. 

The documentary will follow what unfolded after AK47 stole the famous Banksy piece. "“(There is the) theft and destruction of the statue, the artists, gangsters, AK47’s private anarchist army, and then there are the struggling artists, still waiting to get paid for building the statue," Dylan Harvey and Ian Roderick Gray, the documentary's creators, tell Dazed.

While the film will look back at the theft, it will also document the statue's ongoing saga. "With AK47’s plans to rebuild the statue and sell it as a Banksy original, our third act is yet to be written, Harvey and Gray say. 

The Banksy Job is currently up for funding on Indiegogo. Watch the campaign's trailer above. 

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