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2013-10-17 03:58:52 PM
I'm generally not a fan of graffiti, but Banksy is an artist in the true meaning of the word.

And he should nevertheless pay for his crimes like anyone else.
 
2013-10-17 04:08:40 PM

Ricardo Klement: I'm generally not a fan of graffiti, but Banksy is an artist in the true meaning of the word.

And he should nevertheless pay for his crimes like anyone else.


B...b...b...but he's not hurting anyone and it's a stupid law anyway.  we should be able to break laws we don't agree with.
 
2013-10-17 04:42:23 PM
 
2013-10-17 04:47:04 PM
I liked the selling Banksy paintings by Central Park thing and the shining Ronald McDonald's shoes in front of Bronx McDonald's thing.

Everyone thought it was a good opportunity to call New Yorkers idiots for not gobbling them up.

But my favorite part about the video was the woman that bought the first two for her kids haggled him (or more accurately the guy he had selling them) down to two for the price of one.  It seemed to me she was the only real New Yorker of the bunch.

It's a little sad that the Bronx graffiti culture that spawned the whole movement is pretty much gone.  I don't miss painted trains but I do miss local NYC art, it's simply too expensive to be a struggling artist here anymore.  There really has been a creative brain drain even since I moved here way back in *makes coughing noises*
 
2013-10-17 04:50:07 PM
Dude's the mayor. What's he supposed to say? "Hey all you wannabe Banksies...it's open season on NYC's walls and structures! Go nuts!"
 
2013-10-17 04:54:03 PM
Vandalism is against the farking law, Banksy knows that.
 
2013-10-17 05:12:56 PM

Ricardo Klement: I'm generally not a fan of graffiti, but Banksy is an artist in the true meaning of the word.

And he should nevertheless pay for his crimes like anyone else.



They're going after him just like they did Bill Stickers...
 
2013-10-17 05:49:37 PM
images.elephantjournal.com
 
2013-10-17 05:50:02 PM
I wouldn't like it if someone spray-painted my farking property

Treat people as you wish to be treated
 
2013-10-17 05:58:39 PM

cman: I wouldn't like it if someone spray-painted my farking property

Treat people as you wish to be treated


That maxim woks right up until the time you meet a masochist.
 
2013-10-17 05:59:33 PM
It's art as long as it's on someone else's property.
 
2013-10-17 06:00:39 PM
Banksy defaces private property. Fark him. Graffiti is for 60 year old squares and so yesterday it makes Britney Spears look current.
 
2013-10-17 06:01:41 PM
I thought Bloomberg was a friend of all Banksys? If not, how could he let 'im get to be too big to fail?

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-10-17 06:02:38 PM
fark banksy.  People are worshipping him the way people pray at the church of Apple, rev. steve jobs presiding.  It is the ultimate irony.
 
2013-10-17 06:03:21 PM
Earguy


Exactly.
 
2013-10-17 06:07:19 PM

UberDave: Ricardo Klement: I'm generally not a fan of graffiti, but Banksy is an artist in the true meaning of the word.

And he should nevertheless pay for his crimes like anyone else.


They're going after him just like they did Bill Stickers...


Bill Stickers is innocent!
 
2013-10-17 06:10:49 PM

Earguy:


But, but the law!

The law favors advertisers, and you can't go against the law!

That would be criminal!
 
2013-10-17 06:15:11 PM
Homeowners would only get pissed if he painted something on their property that they couldn't chisel off and sell.  It's like the SAMO/Basquait graffiti on the Lower East Side, you would see people biatching but only in the sense of "Got dammit why couldn't he have tagged this a few feet to the left on this door, you know the one with removable hinges."
 
2013-10-17 06:15:32 PM
Obama?
 
2013-10-17 06:20:01 PM
Is the guy independently wealthy? if his art is graffiti, what does he sell?
 
2013-10-17 06:27:26 PM

Ricardo Klement: I'm generally not a fan of graffiti, but Banksy is an artist in the true meaning of the word.

And he should nevertheless pay for his crimes like anyone else.


Same here. I like his work, I just don't like the fact that he defaces property that doesn't belong to him. Paint your own property, or put that shiat on a canvas.
 
2013-10-17 06:27:40 PM
So... what's his opinion of Omar?
 
2013-10-17 06:30:34 PM
Yes, tell the artist who has made a living and global reputation out of graffiti art that graffiti is illegal.  That will surely stop him.

WillofJ2: Is the guy independently wealthy? if his art is graffiti, what does he sell?


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-banksy-in-new- yo rk-20131014,0,6327184.story
 
2013-10-17 06:31:33 PM

brap: I liked the selling Banksy paintings by Central Park thing and the shining Ronald McDonald's shoes in front of Bronx McDonald's thing.

Everyone thought it was a good opportunity to call New Yorkers idiots for not gobbling them up.

But my favorite part about the video was the woman that bought the first two for her kids haggled him (or more accurately the guy he had selling them) down to two for the price of one.  It seemed to me she was the only real New Yorker of the bunch.

It's a little sad that the Bronx graffiti culture that spawned the whole movement is pretty much gone.  I don't miss painted trains but I do miss local NYC art, it's simply too expensive to be a struggling artist here anymore.  There really has been a creative brain drain even since I moved here way back in *makes coughing noises*


All those folks from the Bronx strike it rich and move out to Oyster Bay? My guess is that most members of that crew spent more money on food, dope, and ciggies than rent.
 
2013-10-17 06:32:12 PM

FTGodWin: So... what's his opinion of Omar?


He prays for Omar *yawn*
 
2013-10-17 06:32:55 PM
Sin_City_Superhero:
Same here. I like his work, I just don't like the fact that he defaces property that doesn't belong to him. Paint your own property, or put that shiat on a canvas.

You honestly think his work is defacement?
 
2013-10-17 06:33:02 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Banksy defaces private property. Fark him. Graffiti is for 60 year old squares and so yesterday it makes Britney Spears look current.


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Whatever dude.
 
2013-10-17 06:38:31 PM
"I just think there are some places for art, and there are some places (for) no art.

There are only two acceptable locations for great works of art - a museum, and above the toilet on a billionaire's yacht.
-Colbert
 
2013-10-17 06:41:46 PM
I'm laughing at all the anti-Banksy comments on here.  Have you ever been to NYC??  It's riddled with gang graffiti and piss. 
It's refreshing to see artistic graffiti (not just Banksy's) when walking through a city, and helps distract from all the other blight in the area.
Where's Bloomdouche's outrage at all of the other gang tagging that goes on every day and night?
 
2013-10-17 06:47:15 PM

WickerNipple: Sin_City_Superhero:
Same here. I like his work, I just don't like the fact that he defaces property that doesn't belong to him. Paint your own property, or put that shiat on a canvas.

You honestly think his work is defacement?


I do. Because it's unsolicited. Banksy doesn't know how other people want their property decorated, and his assumption that everyone should accept how HE want THEIR property to look is a bit misguided. With that said, I do think he's incredibly talented. I just don't think it's right to put his artwork on other people's property...regardless of how pretty his paintings are.
 
2013-10-17 06:47:57 PM

69gnarkill69: Clemkadidlefark: Banksy defaces private property. Fark him. Graffiti is for 60 year old squares and so yesterday it makes Britney Spears look current.

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Whatever dude.


And every one of those should have been sprayed over with random squiggles and bathroom-wall insults. After all, like Banksy himself said, "Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It's yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head."

His art was an advert for him.

fark Banksy.

nipner: I'm laughing at all the anti-Banksy comments on here. Have you ever been to NYC?? It's riddled with gang graffiti and piss.


Which are also wrong and efforts to get rid of them should also be conducted. Just like with Banksy's graffiti.

nipner: Where's Bloomdouche's outrage at all of the other gang tagging that goes on every day and night?


Oh. I had forgotten that NYC had legalized such vandalism and is no longer attempting to prosecute those who do it or clean up their efforts. Got it.
 
2013-10-17 06:50:20 PM

nipner: I'm laughing at all the anti-Banksy comments on here. Have you ever been to NYC?? It's riddled with gang graffiti and piss


Here's some basic logic for you to consider: "Two wrongs don't make a right."
 
2013-10-17 06:51:53 PM
Active buffer here.

I don't cover street art unless asked to by the property owner.  I do cover tags of every kind on all types of public property.  I always use as close to the the color paint that was originally defaced as possible (the silver buff is an example of an attention whore vandal just like the taggers he purportedly battles) and don't hesitate spending $50-$80 a night on high quality Krylon. F the vandals.  And I don't sneak around.  Three of us pull up and openly cover... sometimes it takes 15-20 minutes to take care of an entire intersection.  Police and neighbors praise us.  And w/ cc a matter of months away it won't just be a couple of aggressive looking dogs and 17% OC pepper gel for any shiatbird that has a problem with it.

We currently don't cover wheat pasting.  Unfortunately someone told me gang members are wheat pasting tags amid the art in certain communities.  If this is true I'll cover that shiat too.

/by the way to any Chicago vandals, your boy "werm" got what he deserved.  Hope you get it next.
 
2013-10-17 06:52:52 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: WickerNipple: Sin_City_Superhero:
Same here. I like his work, I just don't like the fact that he defaces property that doesn't belong to him. Paint your own property, or put that shiat on a canvas.

You honestly think his work is defacement?

I do. Because it's unsolicited. Banksy doesn't know how other people want their property decorated, and his assumption that everyone should accept how HE want THEIR property to look is a bit misguided. With that said, I do think he's incredibly talented. I just don't think it's right to put his artwork on other people's property...regardless of how pretty his paintings are.


Why can't people keep their subversive art within the proper channels?!
 
2013-10-17 06:53:57 PM
www.conservapedia.com

"From now on, every time you write your name in graffiti on public property, we're going to put the word "Sucks" right under it. That's right. Instead of being Mr. Cool, everyone's going to think you suck."
 
2013-10-17 06:54:32 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Banksy defaces private property. Fark him. Graffiti is for 60 year old squares and so yesterday it makes Britney Spears look current.


I KNOW!!!

Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same,
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue on and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look the same.

And the people in the houses
All went to the university
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same
And there's doctors and lawyers
And business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

And they all play on the golf course
And drink their martinis dry
And they all have pretty children
And the children go to school,
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university
Where they are put in boxes
And they come out all the same.

And the boys go into business
And marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same,
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

-Pete Seeger

/this is so much better, ain't it?
 
2013-10-17 06:55:55 PM
Also, almost forgot... fark Banksy.

Hope I get a chance to give him a tattoo while he's taking an roofie/ ether nap.  He's a criminal. 

We've been compiling addresses of Chicago taggers w/ the help of a few cops.  We're going to deface their homes on Halloween...  "A TAGGER LIVES HERE" on the garages, doors and cars of the vandals.

/f banksy
 
2013-10-17 06:57:30 PM
And looks like the copy editor is not a fan of Bloomie's either: from TFA, "But Blooomberg..."
 
2013-10-17 06:58:43 PM

RudeBoyJoe: [www.conservapedia.com image 200x262]

"From now on, every time you write your name in graffiti on public property, we're going to put the word "Sucks" right under it. That's right. Instead of being Mr. Cool, everyone's going to think you suck."


Under all the the tributes to the now dead "werm" in Chicago people have been adding things like "had a small cock", "liked it in the ass"  and "got what he deserved".  It warms my heart to see others in the fight the way the transformer warmed his now dead body
 
2013-10-17 06:59:09 PM

ArcadianRefugee: 69gnarkill69: Clemkadidlefark: Banksy defaces private property. Fark him. Graffiti is for 60 year old squares and so yesterday it makes Britney Spears look current.

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Whatever dude.

And every one of those should have been sprayed over with random squiggles and bathroom-wall insults. After all, like Banksy himself said, "Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It's yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head."

His art was an advert for him.

fark Banksy.

nipner: I'm laughing at all the anti-Banksy comments on here. Have you ever been to NYC?? It's riddled with gang graffiti and piss.

Which are also wrong and efforts to get rid of them should also be conducted. Just like with Banksy's graffiti.

nipner: Where's Bloomdouche's outrage at all of the other gang tagging that goes on every day and night?

Oh. I had forgotten that NYC had legalized such vandalism and is no longer attempting to prosecute those who do it or clean up their efforts. Got it.


www.globalnerdy.com
 
2013-10-17 06:59:37 PM

ArcadianRefugee: His art was an advert for him.


His art is not an advert for him, it's an advert for his ideas, like all art.  And he has interesting ideas that make people think about the world differently, the best kind of art.

He's well aware it's illegal, and no one is disputing that he should be tried for his crimes if he's caught.  But that doesn't mean we're going to root for the authorities trying to catch him.  Most people these days would be thrilled to have his art on their building, and it would probably raise the value.  If the city wiped a Banksy off my building I would sue them for vandalism.

We get it, you don't like art or beauty or people who go beyond cultural norms to make a point and have an impact.  I'm sure you make a fine accountant and bore your wife to death.
 
2013-10-17 07:02:12 PM

dehehn: But that doesn't mean we're going to root for the authorities trying to catch him.


I'm going to root for him to fall to his death.

He is the root of the current problem.  Either a long fall or ass cancer... either is fine with me.
 
2013-10-17 07:02:50 PM

Giant Clown Shoe: Also, almost forgot... fark Banksy.

Hope I get a chance to give him a tattoo while he's taking an roofie/ ether nap.  He's a criminal. 

We've been compiling addresses of Chicago taggers w/ the help of a few cops.  We're going to deface their homes on Halloween...  "A TAGGER LIVES HERE" on the garages, doors and cars of the vandals.

/f banksy


Whatever you say, internet tough guy.
 
2013-10-17 07:02:50 PM
It's much easier to just be an old fart like me and not even know what a "Banksy" even is.

/much less give two squirts of piss
 
2013-10-17 07:03:11 PM
"Graffiti does ruin people's property and is a sign of decay and a loss of control," Bloomberg said.

I think you've had quite enough control Bloomberg.

I think you're addicted.

You could use an intervention.
 
2013-10-17 07:05:21 PM

FTGodWin: So... what's his opinion of Omar?


That he makes a fine tent.
 
2013-10-17 07:06:05 PM

unfarkingbelievable: Giant Clown Shoe: Also, almost forgot... fark Banksy.

Hope I get a chance to give him a tattoo while he's taking an roofie/ ether nap.  He's a criminal. 

We've been compiling addresses of Chicago taggers w/ the help of a few cops.  We're going to deface their homes on Halloween...  "A TAGGER LIVES HERE" on the garages, doors and cars of the vandals.

/f banksy

Whatever you say, internet tough guy.


And at least twice a week all over the north to west side of Chicago on the real street guy.

Also f you... you're likely a vandal too.  Own any property? Didn't think so you little whipdick.
 
2013-10-17 07:09:46 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-17 07:09:47 PM

Giant Clown Shoe: Active buffer here.

I don't cover street art unless asked to by the property owner.  I do cover tags of every kind on all types of public property.  I always use as close to the the color paint that was originally defaced as possible (the silver buff is an example of an attention whore vandal just like the taggers he purportedly battles) and don't hesitate spending $50-$80 a night on high quality Krylon. F the vandals.  And I don't sneak around.  Three of us pull up and openly cover... sometimes it takes 15-20 minutes to take care of an entire intersection.  Police and neighbors praise us.  And w/ cc a matter of months away it won't just be a couple of aggressive looking dogs and 17% OC pepper gel for any shiatbird that has a problem with it.

We currently don't cover wheat pasting.  Unfortunately someone told me gang members are wheat pasting tags amid the art in certain communities.  If this is true I'll cover that shiat too.

/by the way to any Chicago vandals, your boy "werm" got what he deserved.  Hope you get it next.


Wow you're a regular Frank Castle.

Giant Clown Shoe: Also, almost forgot... fark Banksy.

Hope I get a chance to give him a tattoo while he's taking an roofie/ ether nap.  He's a criminal.

We've been compiling addresses of Chicago taggers w/ the help of a few cops.  We're going to deface their homes on Halloween...  "A TAGGER LIVES HERE" on the garages, doors and cars of the vandals.

/f banksy


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2013-10-17 07:10:43 PM
Damn, lots of sticks up lots of asses in this thread.

Most graffiti/street art shows up on surfaces that were already artless eyesores. If someone turns a drab building side or overpass or construction fence (etc.) into something colorful, cheeky or thought-provoking, I honestly don't understand why people care. Is the property-rights-über-alles boner really so amazing?

I understand that the actual authorities need to adopt a "now now, all of this is really against the rules" stance to preserve that side of the chaos-vs.-order balance, but man, you guys.
 
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