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(Daily Mail)   Man attacked for defacing a Banksy piece. Doesn't he know vandalism is illegal?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 36
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2013-10-18 09:02:30 AM
Stenciling is an art? Anyone can paint using stencils.
 
2013-10-18 09:07:29 AM
But Banksy is a hero of the people, so HIS vandalism is a-okay.
 
2013-10-18 09:07:42 AM
IMHO, Banksy has jumped the shark.
 
2013-10-18 09:12:51 AM
'The fact that it was defaced within an hour - that's unfair.

No, that's the graffiti scene in NYC.

Banksy isn't special, and the irony is he knows his work is entirely disposable, it's farking designed to be.
 
2013-10-18 09:17:01 AM
SPIT!!!
 
2013-10-18 09:18:08 AM

abhorrent1: Stenciling is an art? Anyone can paint using stencils.


I hate this comment.  It downplays the aspect of stencil choice and location selection.  It's like saying that photography isn't art because it's just nature.  Picking out the perfect shot is pretty similar to picking the right location for a stencil.  Personally, I think Banksy's pieces are pretty creative.  Just to use the example that was defaced, I think it's really cool to make that random arch look like an 18th century pedestrian bridge
 
2013-10-18 09:19:27 AM
How do they even know it was a Banksy?

It's not a hard style to mimic.
 
2013-10-18 09:29:36 AM
So, the "rival tagger" is a 45-year-old Iranian guy? I thought ugly street tags were primarily the realm of unsupervised junior high kids & cholos, not a legitimate adult career option.
 
2013-10-18 09:29:57 AM
How did this not warrant an Irony tag??
 
2013-10-18 09:30:00 AM
[haha.jpg]
 
2013-10-18 09:31:03 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Damn people, why aren't you kicking him?  Why isn't that dog chewing on his nuts?  What happened to New Yorkers?
 
2013-10-18 09:34:09 AM
Is this Banksy???

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-10-18 09:39:47 AM

robohobo: But Banksy is a hero of the people, so HIS vandalism is a-okay.


And that, folks, is the real source of corruption: making special exceptions to the rule of law for people who think they're special.

/and it will never go away until the souls are extracted from the entire human population, reducing all to robotic husks
//any system that operates without corruption, must also operate without compassion
 
2013-10-18 09:42:38 AM
Well we got there and there was a big sign and a chain across across the 
Dump saying, "Closed on Thanksgiving." And we had never heard of a dump  being Closed on Thanksgiving before, and with tears in our eyes we drove off 
Into the sunset looking for another place to put the garbage. 

We didn't find one. Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the 
Side road there was another fifteen foot cliff and at the bottom of the 
Cliff there was another pile of garbage. And we decided that one big pile 
Is better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up we 
Decided to throw our's down.
 
2013-10-18 09:43:56 AM

robohobo: But Banksy is a hero of the people, so HIS vandalism is a-okay.


I've seen pictures some of Banksy's art and I wouldn't mind if he showed up and spray painted that on my wall. Those taggers making a quick pass with a can of paint to leave their name behind I don't care about and I wouldn't mind calling the cops on them.
 
2013-10-18 09:45:44 AM

Tatterdemalian: robohobo: But Banksy is a hero of the people, so HIS vandalism is a-okay.

And that, folks, is the real source of corruption: making special exceptions to the rule of law for people who think they're special.

/and it will never go away until the souls are extracted from the entire human population, reducing all to robotic husks
//any system that operates without corruption, must also operate without compassion


I disagree. Vandalism generally lowers the value of property whereas if you somehow end up with a genuine Banksy it's likely to sky rocket, since he's pretty much now a recognised artist whose pieces sell for millions. You should be so lucky as to get `vandalised` by him.
 
2013-10-18 09:54:42 AM

Brosef Stalin: Tatterdemalian: robohobo: But Banksy is a hero of the people, so HIS vandalism is a-okay.

And that, folks, is the real source of corruption: making special exceptions to the rule of law for people who think they're special.

/and it will never go away until the souls are extracted from the entire human population, reducing all to robotic husks
//any system that operates without corruption, must also operate without compassion

I disagree. Vandalism generally lowers the value of property whereas if you somehow end up with a genuine Banksy it's likely to sky rocket, since he's pretty much now a recognised artist whose pieces sell for millions. You should be so lucky as to get `vandalised` by him.


Yes, but that's you, not me. I don't care so much about the value of my property, as I do about making it into my own artistic vision, and I suspect owners of such buildings as the Statue of Liberty might not appreciate it if Bansky came along and painted nipples on it, no matter how clever the majority of the people living in the USA might find it.

/you might disagree with my vision, which is essentially advertising my services in a simple yet memorable fashion
//but I still own the property, and if you think you have the right to fark up my vision to impose yours, then you're just as elitist as any one percenter
 
2013-10-18 09:59:07 AM
The world would be a better place if everyone involved in this story, including the illustrious Banksy, would just cool off, take a sip of gasoline, and smoke a cigarette.
 
2013-10-18 10:00:46 AM
Your supposed to paint TOY over it, not just artless squiggles.

Or go the extra step and paint a doll sticking out of a pucker.

Whatever happened to the standards set by street art critics before us?
 
2013-10-18 10:05:49 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x538]

Damn people, why aren't you kicking him?  Why isn't that dog chewing on his nuts?  What happened to New Yorkers?


Holy shiat, what is that weird-ass thing the guy in the red and black striped jacket is holding? Everyone else is taking pictures, so I thought it might be a cell phone too. But it's got some weird, huge bump on it, and he's holding it right up to his face for some reason. What a weirdo!
 
2013-10-18 10:08:57 AM

Brick-House: Is this Banksy???

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x372]


From what I hear its not a person, its a group.
 
2013-10-18 10:09:42 AM

Brosef Stalin: Tatterdemalian: robohobo: But Banksy is a hero of the people, so HIS vandalism is a-okay.

And that, folks, is the real source of corruption: making special exceptions to the rule of law for people who think they're special.

/and it will never go away until the souls are extracted from the entire human population, reducing all to robotic husks
//any system that operates without corruption, must also operate without compassion

I disagree. Vandalism generally lowers the value of property whereas if you somehow end up with a genuine Banksy it's likely to sky rocket, since he's pretty much now a recognised artist whose pieces sell for millions. You should be so lucky as to get `vandalised` by him.


So Lady Gaga's terds may be worth a million dollars so I should be grateful she might want to smear one in my face!
 
2013-10-18 10:21:47 AM

orclover: Brick-House: Is this Banksy???

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x372]

From what I hear its not a person, its a group.


It is a person. But now he has a group behind him. So it's kind of like Hurst, except with more talent.
 
2013-10-18 10:36:08 AM
What if... what if that tagger IS Banksy???
 
2013-10-18 10:59:34 AM

asynchron: Zeb Hesselgresser: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x538]

Damn people, why aren't you kicking him?  Why isn't that dog chewing on his nuts?  What happened to New Yorkers?

Holy shiat, what is that weird-ass thing the guy in the red and black striped jacket is holding? Everyone else is taking pictures, so I thought it might be a cell phone too. But it's got some weird, huge bump on it, and he's holding it right up to his face for some reason. What a weirdo!


I googled 'old timey thing with a bump on it' and this came back

assets.nydailynews.com

So it's a Jessica Simpson.
 
2013-10-18 11:05:12 AM
I don't get the Banksy love, but anytime a garbage tagger gets his comeuppance is a good day. Next time tread on his hand, breaking a few fingers in the process.
 
2013-10-18 11:18:08 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x538]

Damn people, why aren't you kicking him?  Why isn't that dog chewing on his nuts?  What happened to New Yorkers?


They're practicing the New Yorker custom of standing around and watching the crime, instead of doing something about it. This is stage 6: Bemoan the moaning victim and wonder how long he'll lie there before an official of the city, such as a streetcleaner, will do something about it. Like pushing him over by the building so he's not blocking the sidewalk.
 
2013-10-18 11:52:49 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-18 01:26:53 PM
I can almost see this guy being sent by Banksy to do this just to gauge the reaction from the crowd. It would be quite the meta-statement on street art and create a stir. It wouldn't surprise me if he got bailed by some "mysterious benefactor" in a day or two.
 
2013-10-18 01:30:09 PM
If you're a 45 year old using a "street name" to bomb over someone else's graffiti, I don't care if you get your ass kicked.

It's a young man's game, old Iranian dude.
 
2013-10-18 01:53:56 PM

germ78: I can almost see this guy being sent by Banksy to do this just to gauge the reaction from the crowd. It would be quite the meta-statement on street art and create a stir. It wouldn't surprise me if he got bailed by some "mysterious benefactor" in a day or two.


Too bad Banksy didn't splurge and cast "Borat" as the tagger.
 
2013-10-18 02:32:43 PM
Art is not eternal.
 
2013-10-18 03:41:19 PM

Tatterdemalian: Brosef Stalin: Tatterdemalian: robohobo: But Banksy is a hero of the people, so HIS vandalism is a-okay.

And that, folks, is the real source of corruption: making special exceptions to the rule of law for people who think they're special.

/and it will never go away until the souls are extracted from the entire human population, reducing all to robotic husks
//any system that operates without corruption, must also operate without compassion

I disagree. Vandalism generally lowers the value of property whereas if you somehow end up with a genuine Banksy it's likely to sky rocket, since he's pretty much now a recognised artist whose pieces sell for millions. You should be so lucky as to get `vandalised` by him.

Yes, but that's you, not me. I don't care so much about the value of my property, as I do about making it into my own artistic vision, and I suspect owners of such buildings as the Statue of Liberty might not appreciate it if Bansky came along and painted nipples on it, no matter how clever the majority of the people living in the USA might find it.

/you might disagree with my vision, which is essentially advertising my services in a simple yet memorable fashion
//but I still own the property, and if you think you have the right to fark up my vision to impose yours, then you're just as elitist as any one percenter


But, that's just it. The owners of the buildings that Banksy has done his work on, like what he did. In the end, that is the difference between vandalism/graffiti, and urban art.
 
2013-10-18 04:22:14 PM
Big deal a thug tagged another thugs crap.

it is all vandalism, a crime and should not be celebrated.
If he is such a great artist get the owners permission if his stuff is worth what they say it is, I am sure they wont mind.
but NOOO that's not edgy enough.
 
2013-10-18 05:47:37 PM
It's not like he erased a de Kooning.
 
2013-10-18 06:50:37 PM

danielscissorhands: IMHO, Banksy has jumped the shark.


Banksy knows he jumped the shark the moment people started talking about Banksy.

Now his art isn't the paint applied to a building wall, but the mob of idiots who stop to take iPhone pictures of it because it was done by a famous Brit instead of an anonymous local hoodlum.
 
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