Originally Posted by Arethusa
There's something inherently bizarre about the commoditization of Banksy that I really do wonder about. It's one thing when Brad Pitt pays 2 million to a charity for a piece; it's gotten to a whole new level of strange when people take pictures of his stuff and then frame it and sell it for home decoration. I can't tell if he's lost his subversive edge or if it was stolen from him.
But I guess there's already something bizarre about someone named haganah being a huge Banksy fan, so what can you do.
Well aside from the prints he sells, yes there are pictures or canvases with photos of the graffiti. I'm not so sure one always needs to have original art for them to appreciate it. As for the price of the pieces, well I think that's something that goes beyond Banksy. And I highly doubt it was stolen from him.
As for me, I can't say I appreciate everything he stands for (ie the wall) but I do enjoy a lot of the other pieces. And that's all I can say about that I suppose.