Should street art be shown without the artist's permission?


Banksy, the notoriously secretive street artist is the subject of one of the most buzzed about shows at the art fairs in Miami this week. It features a number of large-scale murals that have been pried off the walls where they were originally painted.

The organizers say they are preserving work that would otherwise be destroyed. And the works are not for sale. But Banksy has not sanctioned the show, and street art experts like Marc Schiller argue that taking the work out of context ruins what made it great in the first place.

What do you think? Is it right to show a street artist's work out of context, without permission? Do artists surrender the right to their work when they make it on private property?

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