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2013-10-17 05:49:37 PM
10 votes:
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2013-10-17 03:58:52 PM
6 votes:
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 08:24:52 PM
5 votes:

Giant Clown Shoe: fluffy2097: Giant Clown Shoe: Nope just a property owner sick as fark of little pussies pissing their names onto my garages and buildings in the middle of the night.

I hope they keep doing it just to watch the vein on your forehead throb.

/I bet that's why they keep doing it in fact.

Yes that's why there is poor quality scribble and websites ranking different shiatbirds as "all-city" because it makes property owners mad.  Are you serious?  These are scared little weasels, unable to assert themselves in any way in the daylight so they crawl through alleys at night and mark like a dog.  Then they come back and take pictures like an arsonist at their fire.  They then post it online for the accolades of their subculture peers.  They don't care about me or my property.  And they never will... until one gets shot in one of my alleys.  That would be a farking shame.


This is sh*t and you should be able to legally shoot the dickwads as long as you can videotape them in the act:
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This is awesome and brightens up a neighborhood:
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Do you not make a distinction between the two?
2013-10-17 04:47:04 PM
5 votes:
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 06:41:46 PM
4 votes:
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 06:00:39 PM
4 votes:
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 05:50:02 PM
4 votes:
I wouldn't like it if someone spray-painted my farking property

Treat people as you wish to be treated
2013-10-17 04:54:03 PM
4 votes:
Vandalism is against the farking law, Banksy knows that.
2013-10-17 04:50:07 PM
4 votes:
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 08:09:58 PM
3 votes:
As an architect, I think graffiti, both as an artistic and social expression, is important.

Graffiti helps you see certain issues that we might overlook, or help us state the obvious. Tags are a sign of desperation, rage, venting anger, signs of general displeasure of the city, how it grows and develops. Street art is, quite honestly, human expression without the constraints of certain rules.

People that usually complain about tagging have the right of it, because tags in themselves are a complain of the voiceless. Improve a community and the tags transform into graffiti, or they stop.
2013-10-17 07:35:42 PM
3 votes:

Inchoate: Giant Clown Shoe: Agent Smiths Laugh: Giant Clown Shoe: yelling at clouds and licking of boots

God damn, you not only actually think people deserve DEATH for spray-painting walls, you're downright gleeful about it. Listen to yourself, man. You might want to talk to a mental health professional. :(


How much money would you have to spend to repair vandalism before you wished death on the person committing it?

1K? 10K?  50K?  100K?  500K? More?

How many hours of applying acid to brick and covering it with sheeting before you spend an entire day trying to scrub the paint from each crevice with a wire brush before you'd be happy to know the specific person who'd defaced your property would never do it again?

40hrs? 160hrs? 500hrs?

How much would have to be stolen from you before you were willing to defend your property by taking a life?  I've spent the last decade dealing with this on an almost daily basis and I've had enough. 
Enough in time and money and effort and I am glad "werm" won't be ruining anymore of my property.  F him.

It's easy to be a sophisticated lover of urban art when you have no skin in the game.
2013-10-17 07:16:09 PM
3 votes:

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.
2013-10-17 06:59:37 PM
3 votes:

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 06:47:57 PM
3 votes:

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 06:47:15 PM
3 votes:

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 04:08:40 PM
3 votes:

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 09:34:00 PM
2 votes:
Considering the value of Banksy artwork, he paid the fine to the city in the form of a piece of art on a wall worth thousands. He paid it before being fined for painting it. Astonishing!
2013-10-17 09:17:05 PM
2 votes:

Giant Clown Shoe: Inchoate: Giant Clown Shoe: Agent Smiths Laugh: Giant Clown Shoe: yelling at clouds and licking of boots

God damn, you not only actually think people deserve DEATH for spray-painting walls, you're downright gleeful about it. Listen to yourself, man. You might want to talk to a mental health professional. :(

How much money would you have to spend to repair vandalism before you wished death on the person committing it?

1K? 10K?  50K?  100K?  500K? More?

How many hours of applying acid to brick and covering it with sheeting before you spend an entire day trying to scrub the paint from each crevice with a wire brush before you'd be happy to know the specific person who'd defaced your property would never do it again?

40hrs? 160hrs? 500hrs?

How much would have to be stolen from you before you were willing to defend your property by taking a life?  I've spent the last decade dealing with this on an almost daily basis and I've had enough. 
Enough in time and money and effort and I am glad "werm" won't be ruining anymore of my property.  F him.

It's easy to be a sophisticated lover of urban art when you have no skin in the game.


Radio Shack. Wireless camera, motion sensor lighting. About 159.00. Time to set up. Ten minutes. Phone call to local police. Free. Not stroking out over all your defaced NY property. Priceless. OR Hire someone to clean it up. Either way it seems like taking a step back might be warranted. Fresh perspective and so forth. Additionally my family's ranch is next to a dairy farm. It never occured to me to be super pissed about the smell. Finally, you may want to reconsider going to gang members homes to commit crimes against them regardless of what your dirty cop friends tell you when they are giving you a list of addresses.
2013-10-17 09:01:29 PM
2 votes:

Giant Clown Shoe: I don't give a rat's ass if what I'm doing is "right".


Then you have no right to biatch about vandals. If you don't care about doing what's right, why should they?
Al!
2013-10-17 08:25:45 PM
2 votes:

brainiac-dumdum: Al!: dehehn: 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.

You've been fooled.  If you don't believe it is an advert for Banksy, then what you believe is wrong.  I love art, but what he does is sensationalism.  He's not decrying the very machine that has made him very, very wealthy.  He's supporting it, and laughing all the way to the bank because hipsters and pseudo-hipsters like yourself think he's edgy and cool.  He isn't.  Van Gogh and Pollock are (were?) edgy and cool.  Banksy is advertising for people who hate advertising.  He works in advertising, and not through the murals you see in the news.  He literally sells his work to major corporations.  Look up the Bogside Artists if you want to see graffiti that portrays a social message.  Look up Banksy if you want to see someone who had made millions pretending to be someone he's not.

You don't know many artists, do you? Most are shameless self-promoters and would kill their mother if it meant someone would pay attention to their work. I don't say this as an insult, just an observation made by an art lover. Art is the ultimate exercise in self-promotion, it has to be.


I know lots of artists.  What I was pointing out was the fallacy that Banksy is some anti-corporate figurehead for societal change.  He's not.  He's a millionaire urbanite who does work for major corporations in order to line his pocket, then furthers his fame through his "anonymous" artwork by pretending to hate those corporations.  He's done work for Fox, Nickelodeon and numerous record labels and major musicians.  Sure, he's an artist, but there's nothing special about his art.  He's more of a corporate shill than any person or entity that I can think of.
2013-10-17 08:01:22 PM
2 votes:
This thread is good for showing who the people who own no property are since property owners would have a problem with this guy defacing someone's property, regardless of his excuse for doing so.
2013-10-17 08:00:08 PM
2 votes:

Inchoate: God damn, you not only actually think people deserve DEATH for spray-painting walls, you're downright gleeful about it.


It isn't the spray painting.  Spray paint away, Live it up. Get an MFA and express yourself!

Stay the fark away from my property.  Stay the fark away from the parks and the signs and the mailboxes and the bus stops in my community.  Your expression with your spray paint and your paint markers create an environment where property value falls and people are afraid to use areas of the city that are theirs because the average mom with a stroller doesn't know the difference between some cock's scribble and a gang claiming their alley.  We pay the property taxes.  We clean up the parkways and the alleys and the "artists" take it from us.  They take our money and our time and our neighborhoods.

So spray paint anything you legally own.  Anything else and  I hope you fall to your death.

Cumulative hatred... more than a decade. fark every one of them.
2013-10-17 07:59:00 PM
2 votes:

doglover: Noticeably F.A.T.: Giant Clown Shoe: 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.

What on earth do you think that would accomplish?

I dunno, but tagging tagger's houses with bad graffiti is a fun idea.


Well, sure. I'm just a little curious as to how a person manages to compartmentalize their thoughts enough to not be suffering acute cognitive dissonance from simutaniously thinking "Vandalism is the worst crime ever, enough that I feel the need to patrol the streets as the Krylon Krusader" and "I'mma fark these guys' houses up". Unless of course he's just thinking that breaking the law for some straight-up revenge (not justice, though I'm sure he's thinking that's what it is) is A-Ok, but then that doesn't jive with the apparent attempt to convince everyone that he's some sort of moral crusader. How do you claim that breaking the law is never ok, then brag about your plans to break the law?

/In reality, I'm just wondering how he's going to spin his troll as I don't believe any part of his story.
2013-10-17 07:46:09 PM
2 votes:
Vandalism is a crime, The fact that it's decent looking make no difference, the guy should be arrested and pay for removal of every piece of property he's defaced.
2013-10-17 07:26:56 PM
2 votes:

Giant Clown Shoe: Agent Smiths Laugh: Giant Clown Shoe: yelling at clouds and licking of boots


God damn, you not only actually think people deserve DEATH for spray-painting walls, you're downright gleeful about it. Listen to yourself, man. You might want to talk to a mental health professional. :(
Al!
2013-10-17 07:26:19 PM
2 votes:

dehehn: 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.


You've been fooled.  If you don't believe it is an advert for Banksy, then what you believe is wrong.  I love art, but what he does is sensationalism.  He's not decrying the very machine that has made him very, very wealthy.  He's supporting it, and laughing all the way to the bank because hipsters and pseudo-hipsters like yourself think he's edgy and cool.  He isn't.  Van Gogh and Pollock are (were?) edgy and cool.  Banksy is advertising for people who hate advertising.  He works in advertising, and not through the murals you see in the news.  He literally sells his work to major corporations.  Look up the Bogside Artists if you want to see graffiti that portrays a social message.  Look up Banksy if you want to see someone who had made millions pretending to be someone he's not.
2013-10-17 07:24:42 PM
2 votes:
There is a bridge near me that is held up on wooden cribbing because the cement pillars are crumbling away. Tens of thousands of cars go under it every day, and there are no plans to fix it.

One day, It's going to fall down and cause a horrific accident.

But don't worry about the bridge. get rid of that farking graffiti.

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/I wish we had more stuff like this around. I like it.
//We've got murals all over walls in the city already.
2013-10-17 07:23:50 PM
2 votes:

Hiro-ACiD: 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.


So Martin Luther King wanted some shiatbird with $15 worth of spray paint to ruin the side of my three flat?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ziggin_breaf1/8620315407/

Doubtful...
2013-10-17 07:06:05 PM
2 votes:

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 07:02:50 PM
2 votes:
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 06:55:55 PM
2 votes:
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 06:50:20 PM
2 votes:

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 06:27:26 PM
2 votes:

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 06:15:11 PM
2 votes:
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 06:02:38 PM
2 votes:
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 05:12:56 PM
2 votes:

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 10:58:29 PM
1 votes:

Giant Clown Shoe:

ironic fark handle
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Actual Banksy sculpture of Giant Clown Shoes
2013-10-17 08:56:17 PM
1 votes:

dehehn: His art is not an advert for him, it's an advert for his ideas


Still an advert, then.

We get it, you don't like art or beautyvandalism or people who go beyond cultural norms to make a point and have an impactvandalize.

FTFY.

But you keep excusing his crimes because they are pretty.
2013-10-17 08:54:34 PM
1 votes:

kitsuneymg: 69gnarkill69: Giant Clown Shoe: fluffy2097: Giant Clown Shoe: Nope just a property owner sick as fark of little pussies pissing their names onto my garages and buildings in the middle of the night.

I hope they keep doing it just to watch the vein on your forehead throb.

/I bet that's why they keep doing it in fact.

Yes that's why there is poor quality scribble and websites ranking different shiatbirds as "all-city" because it makes property owners mad.  Are you serious?  These are scared little weasels, unable to assert themselves in any way in the daylight so they crawl through alleys at night and mark like a dog.  Then they come back and take pictures like an arsonist at their fire.  They then post it online for the accolades of their subculture peers.  They don't care about me or my property.  And they never will... until one gets shot in one of my alleys.  That would be a farking shame.

This is sh*t and you should be able to legally shoot the dickwads as long as you can videotape them in the act:
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This is awesome and brightens up a neighborhood:
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Do you not make a distinction between the two?

Sorry, but both of those look like ass. There is skill and technique in the second one, but it's still a giant shiat stain on a wall. Yes, beige flat looks better than that eyesore.


I get it if you own a building and you do not want it painted.  But there are hundreds of run down and neglected buildings that can benefit from a little artwork in any major city.

This is an abandoned building turned into art:
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2013-10-17 08:43:09 PM
1 votes:

69gnarkill69: Giant Clown Shoe: fluffy2097: Giant Clown Shoe: Nope just a property owner sick as fark of little pussies pissing their names onto my garages and buildings in the middle of the night.

I hope they keep doing it just to watch the vein on your forehead throb.

/I bet that's why they keep doing it in fact.

Yes that's why there is poor quality scribble and websites ranking different shiatbirds as "all-city" because it makes property owners mad.  Are you serious?  These are scared little weasels, unable to assert themselves in any way in the daylight so they crawl through alleys at night and mark like a dog.  Then they come back and take pictures like an arsonist at their fire.  They then post it online for the accolades of their subculture peers.  They don't care about me or my property.  And they never will... until one gets shot in one of my alleys.  That would be a farking shame.

This is sh*t and you should be able to legally shoot the dickwads as long as you can videotape them in the act:
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This is awesome and brightens up a neighborhood:
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Do you not make a distinction between the two?


Sorry, but both of those look like ass. There is skill and technique in the second one, but it's still a giant shiat stain on a wall. Yes, beige flat looks better than that eyesore.
2013-10-17 08:34:37 PM
1 votes:

Giant Clown Shoe: I'm taking it out on these little farks every chance I get.

Giant Clown Shoe: I don't give a rat's ass if what I'm doing is "right".

Giant Clown Shoe: I hope they all fall. I'm deadly serious.

Giant Clown Shoe: until one gets shot in one of my alleys. That would be a farking shame.

Giant Clown Shoe: How much would have to be stolen from you before you were willing to defend your property by taking a life?

Giant Clown Shoe: 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

Giant Clown Shoe: I'm not claiming any moral high ground... fark that. I'm ready to get in the farking gutter.



Are... Are you a murderer?

/halp. I think we need an adult or a moderator in here or something.
2013-10-17 08:22:23 PM
1 votes:

brainiac-dumdum: lol, I can see that vein throbbing all the way in Seattle


And when you grow up and live in a big boy house when someone farks with it you'll get that vein too.

/or you'll keep going to band practice well into your 50's and rent from someone like me.
2013-10-17 08:19:50 PM
1 votes:

Noticeably F.A.T.: , I'm just wondering how he's going to spin his troll as I don't believe any part of his story.


So I just happen to know the tag of a guy who fell to his death this summer?  I have no vested interest?  I know what buffing is and know that the silver buff in Portland is a dick and an attention whore?  And I'm taking this position here for what? For fun?  Which part is a lie?  The property?  The buffing?  The being furious? 

And I'm not a moral crusader.  I'm a guy who is sick as fark of cleaning my properties and my neighborhood and I'm not alone.  So not alone that several other property owners and I buff (it took one of the younger guys to clue me into that term and a movie on netflix where the taggers try to paint the "buffers" as the bad guys).  And there are cops that live in my neighborhood who are also sick of the rampant tagging and have given us the addresses of several prolific taggers.  I'm not claiming any moral high ground... fark that.  I'm ready to get in the farking gutter.  Have you ever tried to remove what remains of spray paint from brick after the city sand blasts it?  It's virtually impossible. It takes hours and hours and hours and a faint outline still remains.

I'm going to ensure the families of these farks get to find out first hand how hard it is to clean, how expensive it is to clean, what a pain in the ass it is to clean and most importantly all their neighbors will know their sons are the ones ruining the neighborhood... renters are off the list.  shiatbirds who live with their parents are going to wake up to a farking mess.

I don't give a rat's ass if what I'm doing is "right".  I'm done going to CAPS meetings and asking the alderman for help.  I'm taking it out on these little farks every chance I get.  They've cost me a small fortune and hundreds of hours of cleaning.  And I hope they all fall.  I'm deadly serious.
2013-10-17 08:16:38 PM
1 votes:

Latinwolf: This thread is good for showing who the people who own no property are since property owners would have a problem with this guy defacing someone's property, regardless of his excuse for doing so.


Almost all the people whose houses he's painted something in have been happy with it, either because they sold it for a ton of money or because they liked the piece and kept it.
2013-10-17 08:14:22 PM
1 votes:

Mija: No one is stopping you from buying your own property and tagging the shiat out of it. Don't do it on property that does not belong to you. Simple concept.


Fine, we'll do it on the sidewalk.

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2013-10-17 08:09:56 PM
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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.
2013-10-17 08:04:47 PM
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Giant Clown Shoe: Inchoate: Giant Clown Shoe: Agent Smiths Laugh: Giant Clown Shoe: yelling at clouds and licking of boots

God damn, you not only actually think people deserve DEATH for spray-painting walls, you're downright gleeful about it. Listen to yourself, man. You might want to talk to a mental health professional. :(

How much money would you have to spend to repair vandalism before you wished death on the person committing


The life of a person, even a costly and annoying person, is worth more than all the vinyl siding you or I can buy.

Frankly, if you're constantly dropping multiple tens of thousands of dollars and who even knows how much stress on reversing taggers' graffiti, you may wish to relocate or at least do a CBA on your business situation.

I sympathize with people's frustration to an extent (particularly with fugly graffiti or tags that interfere with windows/other functional items), but if you really do wish death on people for freakin' graffiti, I pity you. :(
2013-10-17 07:55:42 PM
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Al!: dehehn: 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.

You've been fooled.  If you don't believe it is an advert for Banksy, then what you believe is wrong.  I love art, but what he does is sensationalism.  He's not decrying the very machine that has made him very, very wealthy.  He's supporting it, and laughing all the way to the bank because hipsters and pseudo-hipsters like yourself think he's edgy and cool.  He isn't.  Van Gogh and Pollock are (were?) edgy and cool.  Banksy is advertising for people who hate advertising.  He works in advertising, and not through the murals you see in the news.  He literally sells his work to major corporations.  Look up the Bogside Artists if you want to see graffiti that portrays a social message.  Look up Banksy if you want to see someone who had made millions pretending to be someone he's not.


You don't know many artists, do you? Most are shameless self-promoters and would kill their mother if it meant someone would pay attention to their work. I don't say this as an insult, just an observation made by an art lover. Art is the ultimate exercise in self-promotion, it has to be.
2013-10-17 07:48:29 PM
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His work has sold for millions to the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. But no one has ever so much as confirmed his real name.

I think if you're a multimillionaire who has made their fortune off mass marketed mainstream movies and you pay millions of dollars for a Banksy piece then you might be missing the point.

I suppose congratulations to whoever sold it to them...
2013-10-17 07:47:10 PM
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Noticeably F.A.T.: Giant Clown Shoe: 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.

What on earth do you think that would accomplish?


I dunno, but tagging tagger's houses with bad graffiti is a fun idea.
2013-10-17 07:42:34 PM
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2013-10-17 07:41:50 PM
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Giant Clown Shoe: Nope just a property owner sick as fark of little pussies pissing their names onto my garages and buildings in the middle of the night.


I hope they keep doing it just to watch the vein on your forehead throb.

/I bet that's why they keep doing it in fact.
2013-10-17 07:35:36 PM
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Banksy is more than welcome to bring his ass about 4 hours down I-95 To Richmond Virginia and diddle up anything he wants.

We have a community down here that would love to have him and would appreciate his work
2013-10-17 07:35:11 PM
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Heavy in here!

I fricken love graffiti art and I find Banksy's tactics to be fascinating, but if anyone did that to my house, Giant Clown Shoe, I would lose my shiat.
2013-10-17 07:33:41 PM
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Inchoate: 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.


Sadly, most tagging is mere vandalism with absolutely no artistic vision. Completely worthless trite crap, it is like a carbuncle on the face of a syphilitic hooker.
2013-10-17 07:31:43 PM
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I'm not a fan of Banksy either.

Spray paint's a nice medium, and he's got chops, but I don't care for it. Glad he's got a career, but whateves.

Now Howard Taylor? That's sn artist.
2013-10-17 07:18:51 PM
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Damnit, it dropped my image..
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2013-10-17 07:17:52 PM
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Agent Smiths Laugh: 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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Nope just a property owner sick as fark of little pussies pissing their names onto my garages and buildings in the middle of the night. 

You enjoy the "art" of it? Cool... invite one of these punks to paint something you own.  If not have the balls to do it in daylight or shut the fark up and leave it to the two groups actually on the street.  You like taggers? F u.  I'm a buffer.  And unlike the taggers we have the police, the community and the law on our side.  Only one tagger fell to his death this summer here.  That's two less than last year... hoping the law of averages produces a late surge.
2013-10-17 07:09:46 PM
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2013-10-17 07:03:11 PM
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"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 07:02:50 PM
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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 07:02:12 PM
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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 06:58:43 PM
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"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 06:52:52 PM
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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 06:51:53 PM
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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 06:10:49 PM
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Earguy:


But, but the law!

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

That would be criminal!
2013-10-17 05:58:39 PM
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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 04:42:23 PM
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