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    Banksy, art terrorist

    http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2005/05...efs050519.html

    Roaming the net I found this article and thought it was hilarious

    Here's the guy's website with some of his work. His stuff is effin amazing.
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    Banksy is the only artist who matters.

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    i love how he's snuck pieces into various museums, some of them have even kept them on after they found out

    damn intelligent social commentary through art all over his work, go banksy

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    Meh .

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    I wonder how long he can keep this up.

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    No that ho' with the spagetti-ohs is an art terrorist.

    Banksy is an art freedom-fighter.
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    At first,

    Quote Originally Posted by Hakim Bey
    The audience reaction or aesthetic-shock produced by PT [Poetic Terrorism] ought to be at least as strong as the emotion of terror-- powerful disgust, sexual arousal, superstitious awe, sudden intuitive breakthrough, dada-esque angst--no matter whether the PT is aimed at one person or many, no matter whether it is "signed" or anonymous, if it does not change someone's life (aside from the artist) it fails.

    PT is an act in a Theater of Cruelty which has no stage, no rows of seats, no tickets & no walls. In order to work at all, PT must categorically be divorced from all conventional structures for art consumption (galleries, publications, media). Even the guerilla Situationist tactics of street theater are perhaps too well known & expected now.
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    Hahaha! That is pretty awesome! I especially like the outdoor pieces. Its always neato to just go to the city and look around finding things like that.

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    For some reason, I can't bring myself to care...
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    check out the book "wall and piece" lots more comprehensive collection than the webpage currently.

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    I'm just speculating here, but I'm assuming Banksy is of a similar age to myself... 40 or thereabouts.

    I can't get past the fact it seems like a case of the Emperor's New Clothes. People say it's Art and it's great. Other people, scared to admit they think it's a load of old wanky stencil graffitti agree that it's Art and the cycle continues. It's NOT art... it's a wanky form of self expression. It's a gimmick.

    Much like Tracey Emmin's unmade bed complete with rubbish and condoms and Hirst's cows or sharks or whatever... or the guy that did piss christ or the guy that made stuff from his own blood... it's gimmicky nonsense.

    If anything its the art equivalent of what's been happening up to now in the financial sector...before the crash. Loads of people making loads of money selling loads of crap to people who imagine it's somehow worth a shitload.

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    wow, i must say i definitely disagree that its a shallow gimmicky thing.

    as for "It's NOT art" heh.

    also, why would you assume that people are agreeing to something they dont really think?

    I think as a graffitti artist, banksy has been very intelligent in using grafitti to have a debate over who owns public spaces, who we vilify and who we make heroes in a society and in a state and he's done so with much more smart, funny and original approach to the subject than most grafitti artists who often talk about those same things. Overall, I like his sense of humour, if he was making deadpan serious images of the same subject matter, he wouldnt be half as interresting.

    I think you take a very narrow view of art if you disqualify banksy from the roster of artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMalcolm1970 View Post
    I'm just speculating here, but I'm assuming Banksy is of a similar age to myself... 40 or thereabouts.

    I can't get past the fact it seems like a case of the Emperor's New Clothes. People say it's Art and it's great. Other people, scared to admit they think it's a load of old wanky stencil graffitti agree that it's Art and the cycle continues. It's NOT art... it's a wanky form of self expression. It's a gimmick.

    Much like Tracey Emmin's unmade bed complete with rubbish and condoms and Hirst's cows or sharks or whatever... or the guy that did piss christ or the guy that made stuff from his own blood... it's gimmicky nonsense.

    If anything its the art equivalent of what's been happening up to now in the financial sector...before the crash. Loads of people making loads of money selling loads of crap to people who imagine it's somehow worth a shitload.
    Yeah but Banksy actually makes beautiful or at least visually interesting works. They're extremely creative. The way he uses space is amazing. What is wrong with using stencils? Would he be "more of an artist" if he free-handed absolutely everything that he created? He cuts all of the stencils by hand if that makes a difference to you.

    Anyway, he dropped some stuff on SF recently and I was so excited to be able to see some of his work in the flesh.

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    please lets not start arguing about what is art and what not again. this can never be resolved. It is a definition as undefined as "faith" or "felling". It applies differently to every individual.

    What I do know is that Banksy is often hilarious, sarcastic and straightforward, and I love that. He may be as deep as a demotivational poster, or deeply philosophical, but who cares, he's fun. And that's very very hard to find in a piece of "art".

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    Honestly if anyone can look at these clever pieces of social commentary and get a laugh or two out of it what's the harm? I personally love banksy's work, clean, tasteful and always a pleasure to look at. Haters gonna hate..

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    Funny bumper stickers. Harmless, dopey fun.

    What the mafia did to the Uffizi, that's art terrorism.
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    60 years ago they would have called him a commie.

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    Stencil is a necessity to do Graffiti mostly. Its a tool. YOu have to look at his drawings. This guy can draw and is far more creative than the people who critcise him. I am not his fan. But His work is surely far more aesthetically pleasing than say, the afore mentioned unmade bed by Tracy Emin, or Sharks by Hirst.
    And his work has a point and propaganda.

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    We went on a field trip to look for his work around april-ish. Found a couple but most had been removed.

    I don't get excited about him much but i like banksy, he draws in/on restricted areas and doesn't afraid of anything.
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    I love Banksy's stuff.

    1) @ Ellwell - Banksy is the only *Graffiti artist* who really matters.

    2) @ Bhanu - Probably as long as he feels like it.

    3) @ Cleverdart - good thing the world isn't the same at it was 60 years ago eh? Maybe not in some respects, but certainly in others.
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    Banksy is a clever guy, he is able to see the irony of his fame, which many of his contemporaries don't. And he knows how to milk it for what it's worth.

    He has however made an enemy of alot of the british graffiti scene due to painting over the work of others. His identity is common knowledge in those parts, and I believe he got his ass kicked some time ago due to painting over a number of old pieces in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    Funny bumper stickers. Harmless, dopey fun.

    What the mafia did to the Uffizi, that's art terrorism.
    what did the mob do to the uffizi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
    what did the mob do to the uffizi?
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    his work in the bristol museum was incredible. the guy is ceirtanly not without skill! graffiti is just another form of expression like any art form.

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    I like the flower rising up from the double yellow lines. This was on a depressing building where I went for life drawing last year. It was such a shame that the council removed the link from the road to the wall. Making the sad places of London brighter, or any other depressed part of a city, is what every artist should aim for.

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    was that at the princes drawing school by any chance?

    I think the one of the police officer was close to there,before they removed it.

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    He's setting a good example. Instead of bitching, complaining, hoping, and dreaming for our work to be in museums and fancy galleries, we should just put it there.
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