The Banality of the Banality of Evil (Square) - Canvas Print

Banksy Art print #BNK41

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Canvas Print Description

One of the artist’s most recent canvas interventions, Banksy’s “The Banality of the Banality of Evil” debuted in his New York-based Better Out Than In residency on the streets of the city. Known for his remarkable ability to tap into public sentiment and give newspaper editors an easy job, Banksy bought a cheap $50 landscape painting from a New York thrift store. After making his adaptations and making it public, he then donated the painting back to the store. Soon after the painting went on sale and commanded a price of $615,000, all of which went to an AIDS/HIV charity. Banksy’s piece — arguably one of his most accomplished to date — was briefly exhibited in the window of the thrift store, drawing immense crowds and reminding New Yorkers of the old Surrealist tactic of uncovering glorious things in junk stores and yard sales. The title of the work, and the surrounding theme of the piece, is derived from philosopher Hannah Arendt’s landmark work of investigative journalism, ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem’, in which she followed the trial of the architect and administrator of the Nazi Holocaust. After an in-depth analysis of a man responsible for the deaths of over six million people, Arendt concluded that the great crimes of world history have been committed by ordinary people who, by dint of their circumstance and aspirations, believed they were simply following orders. She called this the ‘banality of evil’. Banksy, capitalizing on this theme spins a web that encompasses the mundane sadness of watercolor hobbyists, Hitler’s own ambitions and failure as a painter, and the banality of a scene enjoyed by an everyday figure that, in the right circumstances, could be capable of genocide.

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