Banksy could attend the Oscars without a disguise

And exit through the gift shop


Those hoping to get a glimpse of notoriously cameraphobic artist Bansky could get their chance on Sunday thanks to this year’s Oscars ceremony.

The artist's feature film Exit Through The Gift Shop is up for the Best Documentary award at the 2011 Academy Awards, and Bansky could very well attend.

But any notions that the shy scribbler had of turning up in a disguise were quickly quashed by the Academy’s executive producer.

“The fun but disquieting scenario is that if the film wins and five guys in monkey masks come to the stage all saying, ‘I'm Banksy,’ who the hell do we give it to?” he said.

Bansky himself seems surprisingly couth about the whole thing. “I don't agree with the concept of award ceremonies,” he says, “but I'm prepared to make an exception for the ones I'm nominated for.”

Jokingly, he adds: “The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me.”

Will he turn up to the ceremony? Will the world finally discover what Banksy looks like? Keep your eagle eyes wide open on 27 February, when the Oscars 2011 take place.

Think Banksy should show up for the Oscars? Or do they represent everything he's against? Tell us below...


    • narmour1

      Feb 23rd 2011, 8:38

      I don't agree with the concept of award ceremonies... but I'm prepared to abandon my principles if you say you like me. What a knob.

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    • Krooshlash

      Feb 23rd 2011, 10:20

      + 1 to the first comment Does anyone really give a ***** about this? Tosser

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    • narmour1

      Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00

      Banksy has long been admired by me, until I read this. I was hoping that he would completely ignore the Oscars but alas the lure of self promotion has become too much for him. Yet another 'artist' flying the flag for corporate sellout.

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    • SamaElPrime

      Feb 23rd 2011, 13:51


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    • DanRose

      Feb 24th 2011, 13:28

      Would love to have seen Daft Punk nominated... would they have revealed themselves??

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