Visual Arts

Buzz Kill: The Knapper twins' favorite street artists

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5. Shepard Fairey He created the Obama "Hope" poster now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The street artist whose primary form is wheat-pasting (a Knappers favorite) has also been arrested on multiple occasions. 4. Banksy The man behind the Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop is an elusive street-art figure from Bristol, England. He mostly uses stencils to create his visual messages, which are usually political. 3. Posterboy Most of his work plays off visuals and words found on posters. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's cutting and sometimes it borders on obscene.
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