Banky’s documentary film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” has been nominated for an Oscar. I have already read on a few sites that some fans are against this, and even sites such as the Guardian commented how the “outsider status of graffiti artist Banksy took a further blow”, because of the nomination. I believe this nomination will draw even more attention to the artist and to street art as a whole. Which is a good thing right? There are always those that love the underground, and special feel of art, music, and movies that are not mainstream, but as an art historian I am intrigued by what this new attention will bring in the coming years to this ever growing art scene. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.