A Vancouver street artist’s work is receiving a major boost from Banksy, the elusive yet famous British artist, after it was republished on his Facebook page this morning.
At the time of publication, within two hours after it was posted on Banksy’s Facebook page with #NotBanksy as its description, the photo has already been liked by more than 60,000 people and shared nearly 7,000 times.
We first published the photo on Monday showing a wheat paste stencilled mural in Stanley Park that paints a sad reality of today’s social media “liked/favourited/retweeted” driven society. It depicts a young boy crying over having zero likes or comments on his Instagram.
Not much is known about the Vancouver artist, although on his website he describes himself as “just a boy with ideas, opinions and a whole lot of aerosol.” The artist is selling 11’x17′ limited edition prints of the work for $30 plus shipping.
Banksy’s worldwide fame has transformed his artwork from acts of vandalism to sought-after high art pieces.