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2013-10-14 10:00:21 AM
8 votes:
Y'all got some Kinkade?
2013-10-14 10:07:28 AM
7 votes:

SurelyShirley: Y'all got some Kinkade?


michaelmay.us
2013-10-14 03:59:26 PM
5 votes:
spacebison.com
2013-10-14 10:28:50 AM
3 votes:
Know someone else who is golden for his use of spray paint?
2013-10-14 08:38:56 AM
3 votes:
Sad?  That sounds about right.  It's not like his work is even up to the "Velvet Elvis" level of talent.
2013-10-14 04:15:31 PM
2 votes:

AeAe: GuyFawkes: bin_smokin: Bslim: AeAe: skozlaw: ransack.: Who's Norman Rockwell?

I think he painted soup cans or something.

Wrong.  Starry Starry Night

Nah, that there is a DaVinci in his post-modern period.

Nope, its Van Gogh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night


I've seen Starry Night hundreds of times now and still love it.  The "new" Pollock at MoMA is pretty amazing too.

/member of MoMA
//banksy is pretty cool too

Yes, I like the Impressionists.  I especially like A Saturday Afternoon with My Monkey by Matisse:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x571]


Many people don't know this, but everyone in that painting except the woman in the front has something to hide.
2013-10-14 12:56:39 PM
2 votes:

GuyFawkes: bin_smokin: Bslim: AeAe: skozlaw: ransack.: Who's Norman Rockwell?

I think he painted soup cans or something.

Wrong.  Starry Starry Night

Nah, that there is a DaVinci in his post-modern period.

Nope, its Van Gogh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night


I've seen Starry Night hundreds of times now and still love it.  The "new" Pollock at MoMA is pretty amazing too.

/member of MoMA
//banksy is pretty cool too


Yes, I like the Impressionists.  I especially like A Saturday Afternoon with My Monkey by Matisse:

upload.wikimedia.org
2013-10-14 12:26:37 PM
2 votes:

StreetlightInTheGhetto: bin_smokin: Bslim: AeAe: skozlaw: ransack.: Who's Norman Rockwell?

I think he painted soup cans or something.

Wrong.  Starry Starry Night

Nah, that there is a DaVinci in his post-modern period.

Nope, its Van Gogh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night

Wikipedia's wrong, it's Georgia O'Keeffe.

Or maybe Anne Frank.


That's pretty good art for a blind girl.
2013-10-14 10:36:53 AM
2 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: StreetlightInTheGhetto: MelGoesOnTour: MelGoesOnTour: Who's Banksy?  Never heard of him.her.

Oh, yeah, now I remember reading about him. I think he should be arrested for vandalism.

It's cool that you shared your well informed opinion with us, thanks.

Next time he scrawls his "art" on property you (not he) own, give me a call to tell me how happy you are about it.



I'd feel like this:

cdn.uproxx.com
2013-10-14 11:39:27 PM
1 votes:
www.csus.edu
2013-10-14 07:20:20 PM
1 votes:
Banksy is shiat. The market has spoken!
2013-10-14 05:40:17 PM
1 votes:

Fusilier: busy chillin': Fusilier: busy chillin': Whodat: flynn80: keepitcherry: Lol @ people in this thread shiatting on Banksy. The guy has sold pieces for over a million dollars.

Lol, worth even more when he's dead.

It is interesting to me that he made is bones as a geurrilla artist but is now his work is selling in galleries etc. He has become a cog in the machine he railed(s) against. He used to decry the money and marketing in the art world. Now he embraces it fully. In short Banksy is a sell out/hypocrite. Granted, he is a wealthy sell out/hypocrite.

It seems to me if he had truly sold out and bought into the hype surrounding him and his work, he sure as sh*t wouldn't sell a few original paintings on the street corner for $420.


That low, low street price makes his work a sort of volkskunst..... as ironic as a hipster handlebar 'stache in a Brooklyn coffeeshop.

whatever you say

Damn straight!


i0.wp.com
2013-10-14 03:22:07 PM
1 votes:

Crewmannumber6: All I could think of when I saw 'Banksy'
[i102.photobucket.com image 480x360]


I'm seeing "Brasky" for some reason.

planetwill.jt.org
2013-10-14 01:33:28 PM
1 votes:

keepitcherry: Lol @ people in this  thread shiatting on Banksy. The guy has sold pieces for over a million dollars.


And Bansky is now shiatting on whoever paid that much.
2013-10-14 01:05:02 PM
1 votes:

skozlaw: ransack.: So it's just like how Kanye West sold out of his $120 Kanye-brand plain white t-shirt?

More like Rage Against the Machine. Pseudo-intellectual satire, sarcasm and criticism aimed at appealing to people who want to feel like they're rebellious but don't want to put in the effort or risk to actually rebel against anything.

Plus it's not even his own technique. He copied some French guy without really expanding the style or adding his own signature to it.

That's why his crap is "worth" so much. It appeals to every retard with a checkbook bigger than their brain.


Are you Bansky?
2013-10-14 12:55:16 PM
1 votes:

skozlaw: busy chillin': Feel better?

I don't really feel bad about the fact that Banksy is terrible and his fans are suckers, so, no, not really. It's not really a relevant question.


You realize you sound bitter, right? Makes me think your macaroni noodle sculptures are just too intelligent. People will come around. Keep your chin up.
2013-10-14 12:45:18 PM
1 votes:

busy chillin': Feel better?


I don't really feel bad about the fact that Banksy is terrible and his fans are suckers, so, no, not really. It's not really a relevant question.
2013-10-14 12:00:55 PM
1 votes:

Bslim: AeAe: skozlaw: ransack.: Who's Norman Rockwell?

I think he painted soup cans or something.

Wrong.  Starry Starry Night

Nah, that there is a DaVinci in his post-modern period.


What?  Pointilism wasn't invented in the 1300s.  I think you're confusing DaVinci with Verdi.
2013-10-14 11:50:57 AM
1 votes:
Unless he produces art like this, he is nothing to me

blog.lib.umn.edu

www.thevelvetstore.com

images.wikia.com
2013-10-14 10:59:49 AM
1 votes:

Steve McQueen's Motorcycle: Jeng: Dude made $420 in one day, I'd be pretty damn happy if I made $420 a day.

I would be sad if I only grossed $420 in a day.


Look out! We got a 1%ist over here!
2013-10-14 10:46:38 AM
1 votes:
Monkeyfark Ridiculous:

Particularly if a sidewalk vendor seems to be cashing in on an artist's recent publicity with forgeries, the proceeds of which will not benefit the artist.

Fake "Banksy" postcards, mugs and posters are on sale all over London and at a lot of touristy places around the UK. The most reasonable assumption would be that the vendor was selling fakes.

CSB: How do I know they are all knock-offs?

A few years ago I e-mailed his website to ask about the mugs and stuff in London and got this back:

"Hi Target Builder's real name,

Thanks for your email.

Yes, all the 'merchandise' has been produced without Banksy's permission.

If you're talking about the book 'Wall and Piece'?
That was compiled and written by Banksy and is totally official.

Best regards
Pest Control Office

 "
2013-10-14 10:45:04 AM
1 votes:
Is this the thread where people who don't understand an attack on traditional art values demonize the man pointing out that "modern art" is nothing more than a thinly veiled marketing division?
2013-10-14 09:57:39 AM
1 votes:

lennavan: Fubini: Who is going to believe a random street vendor when he says he's got art by a world-class artist? He can't really sell them as such. If you went to an art house and did some advertising first you'd get a much better take.

Well, that was kinda the point I took from the video.  You stick a painting up in a museum or whatever and everyone thinks it's great and worth a fortune.  You stick the same painting with a random street vendor and suddenly that painting sucks and isn't worth much.  Presumably world-class artists make good art.  Shouldn't good be good no matter where it's at?  Kinda says something sad about the current state of art.


That's kind of the point of Banksy.  At least his earlier stuff.  And say what you will about skill, he forced a dialogue that needed to be forced.

my.opera.com
2013-10-14 09:54:50 AM
1 votes:

lennavan: Fubini: Who is going to believe a random street vendor when he says he's got art by a world-class artist? He can't really sell them as such. If you went to an art house and did some advertising first you'd get a much better take.

Well, that was kinda the point I took from the video.  You stick a painting up in a museum or whatever and everyone thinks it's great and worth a fortune.  You stick the same painting with a random street vendor and suddenly that painting sucks and isn't worth much.  Presumably world-class artists make good art.  Shouldn't good be good no matter where it's at?  Kinda says something sad about the current state of art.


It sure says something about Banksy's art.
2013-10-14 09:53:14 AM
1 votes:
A group of men have allegedly begun charging up to $20 (£12.50) to view Banksy's latest graffiti artwork in East New York.
Just ten days into his month-long residency on the streets of New York, Banksy's works have been ruined by jealous rivals, sprayed with artless tags and even completely painted over.
But his latest piece, which shows a small beaver gnawing on a felled 'No Parking' sign, has been covered up with cardboard by enterprising locals who are now charging Banksy-loving visitors money to see it.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/new-yorkers -c harging-tourists-20-to-view-new-banksy-graffiti-work-8874134.html



that speaks volumes about it right there....
2013-10-14 09:31:54 AM
1 votes:
But people said that car he spray painted was not ruined, and was now worth millions.
 
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