SAVING BANKSY

 "SAVING BANKSY" is the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save a painting by infamous British street artist Banksy from destruction and the auction block. It asks the question, ‘What would you do if you woke up one morning and found a million dollar Banksy spray-painted on the side of your building?’

Produced by SRH founder, Kevin Zinger, he stated: “As Andy Warhol said, ‘Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.’ This film explores deeper conversations that need to be had about street art and how it’s preserved and who profits from it. The artists in the film are the next generation of Warhols and the medium they use is often not only public, but also illegal. The film sparks a conversation about legality, artists’ rights, artistic boundaries, public works and who profits from them and if they should or should not be preserved for future generations to enjoy.”

Banksy has created some of the world's most iconic street art. His work is deemed illegal by authorities, but at auction, Banksy street-paintings sell for hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. While his work is created for the public, Banksy paintings are being removed by art dealers and resold at auction for huge profits, and the artist receives nothing. The movie is a rare and revealing look at the secretive world of street art and graffiti and its new found value and worth in the traditional art world.

Check it out - it's killing it on Netflix.