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(CBS New York)   Here's a shocker: The biggest control freak in the known universe isn't a fan of Banksy   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 159
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2013-10-18 11:22:39 AM

Hiro-ACiD: ManateeGag: 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.

According to Martin Luther King we are not only able to break laws we disagree with, but obligated by our morality to openly break unjust laws. Imagine that.. in a country where money = speech the act of reclaiming public space for individual expression is an overtly political act, whatever you think of the artistic merits of individual works of graffiti.


I think it's insulting that you would compare people who fought for their rights, with an artist who is doing nothing more than stroking his ego.
 
2013-10-18 11:31:21 AM

Latinwolf: 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.

Nice works of art, and you know what?  There are plenty of other graffiti artists out there that would not hesitate for a moment to put their tags right on top of those works of art because they also see themselves as artists.


Looks like someone did attempt to tag one of his works and got manhandled.
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2013-10-18 11:46:55 AM

Giant Clown Shoe: Still interested in an actual answer to what you would do after more than a decade of constant property damage?


BTW I live just a bit east of Addison and Halsted. Strange that over the years I've never seen much tagging save for some random wannabe gang stuff once in a blue moon.
 
2013-10-18 12:01:56 PM

WhyteRaven74: Giant Clown Shoe: Still interested in an actual answer to what you would do after more than a decade of constant property damage?

BTW I live just a bit east of Addison and Halsted. Strange that over the years I've never seen much tagging save for some random wannabe gang stuff once in a blue moon.


My properties are in Uptown, Edgewater, Logan Square and Avondale.  I'm looking at Portage Park right now too.  When there's blood ont eh street buy property.  People are freaking out with the shootings and the gang problems.  Lots of cops in Portage Park.  It will work itself out.

My office and another business is on Broadway... although south of Addison actually, sort of near Barry.  And this building has been tagged.  Although the problems here presently is more assaults and armed robberies.  As you know if you actually live here.

I live in Irving Park.
 
2013-10-18 12:04:35 PM

WhyteRaven74: Giant Clown Shoe: you have no idea what you're talking about.

Neither do you.

in reality it never increases the value of private property.

Actually in some cases it does.

ReapTheChaos: Wrong.

Given there are people who seek out the people who do the really good work to put on their buildings on purpose? And that many are given sections of walls, sometimes massive sections, to do with as they see fit? I'm right.


There's a lot of things people do intentionally to a home or building that will decreases the value of it. If I paint my house neon orange, the fact that I like it has no bearing on the fact that I have now made my house and the houses in the surrounding neighborhood worth less money.

Graffiti, whether it's a bunch of gang-bangers tagging the side of a building or an artist painting some psychedelic mural, will always devalue the property as well as those around it. There will never be a single instance where it's otherwise.
 
2013-10-18 12:43:46 PM

Giant Clown Shoe: WhyteRaven74: Giant Clown Shoe: Still interested in an actual answer to what you would do after more than a decade of constant property damage?

BTW I live just a bit east of Addison and Halsted. Strange that over the years I've never seen much tagging save for some random wannabe gang stuff once in a blue moon.

My properties are in Uptown, Edgewater, Logan Square and Avondale.  I'm looking at Portage Park right now too.  When there's blood ont eh street buy property.  People are freaking out with the shootings and the gang problems.  Lots of cops in Portage Park.  It will work itself out.

My office and another business is on Broadway... although south of Addison actually, sort of near Barry.  And this building has been tagged.  Although the problems here presently is more assaults and armed robberies.  As you know if you actually live here.

I live in Irving Park.


Good. Now I know which department to send this thread to, so they know who to charge when you go on your own personal tagging spree.

/I'll be watching the police blotter like I Normally do anyways.
//"Angry old man arrested for tagging suburban home" has a nice newsy ring to it.
 
2013-10-18 12:46:15 PM

Giant Clown Shoe: I had a few beers before the Thursday night game and announcing the date might not have been a good idea. Or maybe I'll just make sure I'm in a business where I know I'm surrounded by friends and on time stamped video when the taggers homes end up getting tagged. Also I will continue to aggressively fight to preserve my property and neighborhood and will not hesitate to defend myself when doing so.

Still interested in an actual answer to what you would do after more than a decade of constant property damage?


You realize that this still proves motive and intent right?

/first degree murder here we come.
//Can I call you Mr. Zimmerman?
 
2013-10-18 02:32:54 PM

Latinwolf: Lipspinach: 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.

LOL This thread really makes it easy to find out who some trolls are.

Amusing how some people throw the troll label at anyone who has a view different from their own.


Yeah, you can say that, sure. I can't remember if I was responding to you or not, but what I meant was that there is  lot of people in this thread saying "All graffiti is garbage! That's not art! Private property & such! String the bastard up!". Is not complaining for the sake of complaining pretty much the definition of trolling?

Whether you like it or not, what Banksy does on walls (or wherever) is a hell of a lot better than all that tagging nonsense and also comparable to stuff in galleries. I imagine a lot of what their idea of "art" is, is what is hanging on the gift-shop wall or over the couch in their parents living room.

I hope I explained myself well enough for you.
 
2013-10-18 04:58:56 PM
Forward away.
 
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