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graffiti art: banksy

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by acidboy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. acidboy

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    the west bank stuff is my favourite, though could be seen as being a little 'right on'. there was one which i think has been taken off his site of a very smple black stencil of a girl floating halfway up the wall holding onto a bunch of balloons.

    a recent work on the side of a sexual health clinic is imo fairly weak, and was fully covered by pretty all mainstream media over here in the uk. i feel he may be losing his subversive touch.
     
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    I read the GQ (IIRC) article on him a while back. Some amazing stuff on the west bank wall.
     
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    I think the Banksy story was from Esquire. Anyway his work would make a great coffee table book
     
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    I think the Banksy story was from Esquire. Anyway his work would make a great coffee table book

    I have a book of his stuff called Existencilism (see here). It's pretty small, though, so it probably doesn't count as proper "coffee table" material.
     
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    I love Banksy's stuff, but haven't seen recent stuff. He and Swoon are by far my favorites these days.

    I taught a class last fall on graffiti and those two artists probably generated the most genuine interest from the students that wrote on them (i.e. really got into it and learned lots, not just the regular "ho hum gotta write this" job).


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    his work is brilliant. simple but that's what makes it so resonant
     
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    Anyone catch the art he snuck and hung inside famous museums? The message behind those makes that my favorite stunt.
     
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    Anyone catch the art he snuck and hung inside famous museums? The message behind those makes that my favorite stunt.

    This is one of my favorites of those:

    [​IMG]
     
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    This is one of my favorites of those:

    [​IMG]


    That's hilarious. Ive never seen that one before, but I'm a big fan of Banksy.
     
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    I saw a few places online selling pictures of his work framed and I want to buy some for my wall. And i can't decide which ones to get because so many look great. I'm scared of putting some up just because i'd really rather not explain them to certain friends.
     
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    Read his book, "Wall and Piece". His take on aesthetics is fascinating. Plus it's got lots of his best pieces.
     
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    I haven't seen much, but I've liked most everything I have seen.
     
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    I think the Banksy story was from Esquire. Anyway his work would make a great coffee table book

    They already have one available
     
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    I saw a few places online selling pictures of his work framed and I want to buy some for my wall. And i can't decide which ones to get because so many look great. I'm scared of putting some up just because i'd really rather not explain them to certain friends.

    They are selling pictures of his art? As in photographs of his grafitti?

    That makes absolutely no sense to me. Find an artist that does work you like that you can afford and buy that. That's my recommendation anyway.

    b
     
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    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.
     
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    I recall something off Digg a while back about a shop owner who came to work one morning to find some of his work on the outer wall of his shop. He quickly had the entire wall removed and was going to auction it off with the stipulation that the buyer had to replace the wall.

    Also:

    http://laist.com/2008/02/08/bansky_banksy_a.php

    [​IMG]
     
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    I recall something off Digg a while back about a shop owner who came to work one morning to find some of his work on the outer wall of his shop. He quickly had the entire wall removed and was going to auction it off with the stipulation that the buyer had to replace the wall.


    I guess people used to do that with Samo's (JM Basquiat's) work. At least, there's a scene of that happening in the movie with Jeffrey Wright. But it's supposed to be true anyway.

    And I think some of Revs's newer stuff (mostly "sculpture" has been stolen.

    In neither of these cases is it the buidling/lot owner doing it, but just some person taking it to sell it.

    b
     
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    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. [​IMG]
     

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