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(Metro)   Rusty old forgotten cruise ship becomes blank canvas for talented urban street artists   (metro.co.uk) divider line 39
    More: Cool, Banksy, street artist, urban street, North Wales  
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2013-02-06 09:00:09 PM  
Look, putting gaudy tattoos all over yourself is your own mistake to make, but when you start forcing them upon elderly ships you've stepped over the line.
 
2013-02-06 09:01:16 PM  
You call that art? Hmphhh! Why can't they paint a nice vase of flowers or a bowl of fruit?
 
2013-02-06 09:02:51 PM  
I'm on

metrouk2.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-06 09:03:55 PM  
In before...."thats not art"
/just kidding, those pretentious dicks are lurking always.
 
2013-02-06 09:07:30 PM  
How do you know the artists are black?
 
2013-02-06 09:13:50 PM  

Arthen: How do you know the artists are black?


Are you stupid? This is Britain, where "urban" means this:

britfa.gs
 
2013-02-06 09:17:26 PM  
The ship's owners have given their blessing to the pop art collective's project.

Doesn't that automatically make it not worth bothering with to graffiti artists?
 
2013-02-06 09:18:13 PM  
Short term, this is semi-cool. But:

Over the last two decades, the vessel has gradually turned into an unsightly rust bucket.

As it will become again, very, very soon. Why is this thing still there and not removed and cut up for scrap?
 
2013-02-06 09:18:47 PM  

UsikFark: Arthen: How do you know the artists are black?

Are you stupid? This is Britain, where "urban" means this:

[britfa.gs image 468x318]


Is that Mort from Bazooka Joe on the right?
 
2013-02-06 09:23:50 PM  
would you look at all that nice white hull just going to waste...

images3.kurir-info.rs
 
2013-02-06 09:38:38 PM  
metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

OSHA would approve.
 
2013-02-06 09:39:18 PM  
I have no real opinion on the "art" but wonder whether the painting was approved.  If not then they are just idiot crims who belong in jail. If it was officially sanctioned then more power to them.
 
2013-02-06 09:40:49 PM  

plutonium238: In before...."thats not art"
/just kidding, those pretentious dicks are lurking always.


Definitely art. I'm against defacing public property with graffiti  in general but these guys have the blessing of the owner and also this is an eyesore to a lot.

/would like to see pics after they've finished
//really love old cruise liners
 
2013-02-06 09:46:06 PM  
Cool stuff.  Way better than the tag and mark it for the gang crap around here.
 
2013-02-06 09:47:28 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: plutonium238: In before...."thats not art"
/just kidding, those pretentious dicks are lurking always.

Definitely art. I'm against defacing public property with graffiti  in general but these guys have the blessing of the owner and also this is an eyesore to a lot.

/would like to see pics after they've finished
//really love old cruise liners


The Japane style geisha piece is amazing all with aerosal and marker at a remarkable scale...art indeed.
 
2013-02-06 09:50:10 PM  

Ima4nic8or: I have no real opinion on the "art" but wonder whether the painting was approved.  If not then they are just idiot crims who belong in jail. If it was officially sanctioned then more power to them.


If only there were a news article about this that said something like, "The ship's owners have given their blessing to the pop art collective's project."  Too bad there's nothing like that available.
 
2013-02-06 09:52:18 PM  

jtown: Ima4nic8or: I have no real opinion on the "art" but wonder whether the painting was approved.  If not then they are just idiot crims who belong in jail. If it was officially sanctioned then more power to them.

If only there were a news article about this that said something like, "The ship's owners have given their blessing to the pop art collective's project."  Too bad there's nothing like that available.


Pfft. You're expecting people to actually READ the articles??
 
2013-02-06 09:57:35 PM  
 
2013-02-06 10:03:18 PM  
Not art. Graffiti./happy?
 
2013-02-06 10:08:20 PM  

homelessdude: The Duke of Lancaster website.

The Duke of Lancaster on Bing Maps

Duke of Lancaster on Google Maps

Costa Concordia on Google Maps

Ship graveyard, India on Google Maps

Ship graveyard, India on Bing Maps

Random Beached Whale (location unknown)


You forgot the link to how they disposed of the beached whale.

/ Better not be obscure!
 
2013-02-06 10:28:19 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Short term, this is semi-cool. But:

Over the last two decades, the vessel has gradually turned into an unsightly rust bucket.

As it will become again, very, very soon. Why is this thing still there and not removed and cut up for scrap?


I don't get that either. "Hey there's a big pile of scrap there, let's not get rid of it we'll just paint it and leave it there!"
 
2013-02-06 11:02:39 PM  

tillerman35: The ship's owners have given their blessing to the pop art collective's project.

Doesn't that automatically make it not worth bothering with to graffiti artists?


Spoken like someone who has no clue what the graffiti culture is about.

You have two main groups, taggers and artists. Taggers just want to spray their ridiculous, illegible scrawl wherever they can. Artists actually want to create art. Public graffiti walls are quite common and have amazing art, since the artists don't have to watch for cops. The rules are basic: Don't mark on someone's piece, and don't spray your tag on buildings around the wall. Every few weeks, whoever owns the building paints the wall over, and it starts agin.

If I hadn't dropped out of film school early, my documentary was going to be on the art in graffiti vs. the garbage of the straight taggers. I was even going to shoot the art on film stock, and the tagging on a shiatty video camera to create the mood I was going for.
 
2013-02-06 11:04:45 PM  

Ima4nic8or: I have no real opinion on the "art" but wonder whether the painting was approved.  If not then they are just idiot crims who belong in jail. If it was officially sanctioned then more power to them.


Maybe you should try reading TFA. It's all of 15 sentences long...

The ship's owners have given their blessing to the pop art collective's project.

Jesus, people are getting lazy...
 
2013-02-06 11:20:06 PM  

Mikey1969: You have two main groups, taggers and artists. Taggers just want to spray their ridiculous, illegible scrawl wherever they can. Artists actually want to create art. Public graffiti walls are quite common and have amazing art, since the artists don't have to watch for cops. The rules are basic: Don't mark on someone's piece, and don't spray your tag on buildings around the wall. Every few weeks, whoever owns the building paints the wall over, and it starts agin.


Correct. We have some warehouses close to the train line that I take to get into NYC that paint and repaint their walls all the time to encourage good street art.
 
2013-02-06 11:30:59 PM  

plutonium238: The Japane style geisha piece is amazing all with aerosal and marker at a remarkable scale...art indeed.


It's the best piece I've ever seen, I'd love to see it from whatever angle the artist intended, where the railings line up with the rest of the piece.
 
2013-02-06 11:46:25 PM  
Art... not art....

Still crap.
 
2013-02-06 11:52:20 PM  
Yeah, I mean who would want thousands of pounds worth of scrap metal...it's not like people are stealing manholes to sell for scrap or something.

/'The Manhole', BTW, is the best name for a gay bar EVAR!
 
2013-02-06 11:53:44 PM  
I'm not going to judge its value as art; just because it's not to my personal taste, that doesn't mean it's not art to somebody.

However, one thing it's assuredly not: graffiti.

Graffiti is, by definion, applied without consent of the owner of the graffitied object. This was done with the consent and, it seems, encouragement of the owner. (And they stand to profit from it, should it garner sufficient press, so that's not surprising.)
 
2013-02-07 12:11:47 AM  

gweilo8888: I'm not going to judge its value as art; just because it's not to my personal taste, that doesn't mean it's not art to somebody.

However, one thing it's assuredly not: graffiti.

Graffiti is, by definion, applied without consent of the owner of the graffitied object. This was done with the consent and, it seems, encouragement of the owner. (And they stand to profit from it, should it garner sufficient press, so that's not surprising.)


Well it's better than anything Jackson Pollock ever produced. I can admit that much.
 
2013-02-07 12:27:45 AM  

Smgth: Yeah, I mean who would want thousands of pounds worth of scrap metal...it's not like people are stealing manholes to sell for scrap or something.

/'The Manhole', BTW, is the best name for a gay bar EVAR!


According to the Daily Mail, most poor Britons make a banker's salary in government welfare.

HAVE WORKING MOTHERS DESTROYED YOUR MORTGAGE?
 
2013-02-07 12:36:46 AM  

UsikFark: Smgth: Yeah, I mean who would want thousands of pounds worth of scrap metal...it's not like people are stealing manholes to sell for scrap or something.

/'The Manhole', BTW, is the best name for a gay bar EVAR!

According to the Daily Mail, most poor Britons make a banker's salary in government welfare.

HAVE WORKING MOTHERS DESTROYED YOUR MORTGAGE?


Oh right, I forgot the streets were paved with gold there.

/No middle class who don't qualify for welfare but can't QUITE afford to buy that new Buggati Veyron?
 
2013-02-07 12:53:36 AM  

homelessdude: The Duke of Lancaster website.


Is this (pops, debatably NSFW) "disco room" really what Welsh kids of the early 1980s were into?  Jay-sus.
 
2013-02-07 03:36:40 AM  
i.imgur.com

And so the Poseidon sails off into the sunset, wishing she had as awesome a paint job.
 
2013-02-07 07:04:38 AM  
Urban street artists? So the word vandal has been made politically correct? For fark sakes already!
 
2013-02-07 07:30:50 AM  

Onkel Buck: Urban street artists? So the word vandal has been made politically correct? For fark sakes already!


metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

Yeah.. Thats vandalism.

And you suck.

/very cool work.
 
2013-02-07 08:52:26 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Onkel Buck: Urban street artists? So the word vandal has been made politically correct? For fark sakes already!

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x437]

Yeah.. Thats vandalism.

And you suck.

/very cool work.


Hooray for destruction of property! It is good, just too bad they couldn't find another place to do it. I thought the art community was all inclusive, no one has any gallery space for that guy?
 
2013-02-07 09:06:46 AM  

Onkel Buck: Shadow Blasko: Onkel Buck: Urban street artists? So the word vandal has been made politically correct? For fark sakes already!

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x437]

Yeah.. Thats vandalism.

And you suck.

/very cool work.

Hooray for destruction of property! It is good, just too bad they couldn't find another place to do it. I thought the art community was all inclusive, no one has any gallery space for that guy?


Read the article some time. You will look a lot less like an incredibly stupid arrogant smacktard.
 
2013-02-07 09:28:51 AM  
I see neither art nor anything requiring talent on that page.
 
2013-02-07 12:35:21 PM  
I know this thread is "old" now by Fark standards, but if anyone is interested in "Banksy" or if you simply don't understand the reference, there is a very interesting documentary(?) called "Exit Through The Giftshop".  Produced by Banksy...kinda sorta.  NetFlix has it available for streaming.
Once you're done watching it, there's a couple of ways to interpret what it was about or what it's actual purpose is.

/I like movies that aren't always cut & dry, no pun intended with this being a "street art" topic.
 
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