16/10/2013 – In the world of street art, Bambi has it all: critical acclaim, celebrity clients ranging from Brad Pitt to Adele, and a stencil of Amy Winehouse on the street in Camden that’s considered to be so culturally important, it is now preserved under a fine layer of plastic. She has achieved this by projecting a distinctly female voice into the male-dominated world of urban etchings.
Bambi artist’s street piece “Top Fashion Accessory 2011” was to go under the hammer at Rosebery’s auction house in West Norwood yesterday. On the lead up to the auction, the artist reportedly expressed anger saying that the street piece “is meant to be left on the street for everyone to enjoy. The street is the gallery of the public”.
Wednesday Picture: Tracking Bambi Street Artist
Despite our urban surrounds, Kentishtowner is never short of a good animal in the starring role. And previously, on the Wednesday Picture alone, we’ve pursued elephants, mourned a goose, followed a herd of cows and encountered two generations of giant black cats. But today? We’re out hunting for Bambi.
Of course, this little deer has more in common with the recent Top 5 Banksy Locations than any of our more feathered, hooved or tusked friends. For Bambi is the nom de spraycan of an artist now being endlessly referred to as “the female Banksy.”
Présentée outre-Manche comme le pendant féminin du très controversé Banksy, la street artist Bambivoit ses travaux exposés à la Walton Fine Arts Gallery de Londres du 12 au 30 avril. C’est d’ailleurs aux similitudes et aux dissociations thématiques et esthétiques entre l’œuvre de Bambi et celle de l’artiste de rue le plus célèbre de la planète qu’est consacrée l’exposition.
Street artist, political activist, film director, and painter Banksy needs no introduction – he’s a true legend and one of the most influential artistic personalities to have ever come out of the UK.
Bambi’s quotations and reputation within the art world have been steadily on the rise, and with A-list celebrities collectors such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Adele, Robbie Williams and Harry Styles (just to name a few) she seems to be on her way to becoming the next street art big thing.
Dubbed ‘The female Banksy’, her graffiti technique is similar to Banksy’s, as is her use of popular icons as subject matter for her artworks (from David Beckham to Amy Winehouse, from Usain Bolt to the Pope). Likewise, her identity is kept under wraps.
03.02.2013 – 16:00 – Bambi, além de um personagem da Disney, é a mais nova queridinha do graffiti. A artista é considerada a versão feminina de outro nome bem conhecido das ruas londrinas, Banksy, já que não divulga seu nome verdadeiro – nem mesmo seu rosto! – e a própria estética do trabalho dos dois é a mesma (assim como a galeria que os representa, a Walton Fine Arts). O que difere é a abordagem: enquanto ele é mais agressivo e irônico, ela é mais delicada e doce. Tipo graffiti fofinho!
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