Claims to fame

Submitted byJeeraik009 onFri, 11/09/2012 - 13:52

In 2009, when Jamaican artist/photographer Peter Dean Rickards made this video about his discovery and reclaimation of British street artist Banksy's mural on Mona Road, it was a powerful statement about value and how art can be lost in translation from one culture to another. Now, Rickards has destroyed that work, including it in an assemblage created for I is AnOther  an exhibition at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham UK including other contemporary Jamaican artists such as Nari Ward, Storm Saulter, Hurvin Anderson and Ebony G Patterson. Rickard's deliberate destruction of Banksy's work and his 'outing' of the internationally enigmatic artist Banksy has solved a mystery, while also making an ironic statement about Rickard's own claims about fame. View more works in the show.