“I Fought the Law” is among 71 works by street artist Banksy on show in Hong Kong in the unauthorised exhibition “Banksy: Genius or Vandal?”. Photo: courtesy banksyhk

Exhibition of Banksy street art opens in Hong Kong, and his anti-police message should strike a chord

  • More than 70 of the street artist’s works are on show in Kowloon, despite Banksy not authorising the exhibition – he opposes the commercialisation of his art
  • There’s a question about whether street art should be shown indoors, but his popularity and appeal make it likely this exhibition will draw the crowds
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“I Fought the Law” is among 71 works by street artist Banksy on show in Hong Kong in the unauthorised exhibition “Banksy: Genius or Vandal?”. Photo: courtesy banksyhk
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Aaina Bhargava

Aaina Bhargava

Aaina joined SCMP after working as for the online art platform CoBo Social. With a background in art history and emphasis on contemporary art, she has worked for a diverse range of local and international art institutions. She has previously contributed to print and online art/design publications including: Design Anthology, Artomity, Asian Art News, museeum.com, and the Artling’s online magazine.