The Man Who Stole Banksy

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Introductory talk at Panora Arthouse Cinema in Malmö. The occassion was the premiere of the documentary film "The Man Who Stole Banksy".

The talk focused on the artistic and monetary value of street artworks that have been removed from their original context with a view to sell. It problematised the status of the removed object as a work of art and pointed out that removed street artworks generally have a weak position on the art market. These are topics Bengtsen has written about in his book "The Street Art World" (2014).
Period2018 Sept 21
Held atPanora Arthouse Cinema, Sweden
Degree of RecognitionInternational

UKÄ subject classification

  • Art History

Free keywords

  • street art
  • graffiti
  • urban art
  • Banksy
  • street art world
  • street art studies
  • urban creativity