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(Gothamist)   "Banksy may be the hero Gotham deserves, but he's not the one it needs right now, or something, according to the NYPD, which is making his arrest a top priority"   (gothamist.com) divider line 159
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2013-10-18 02:11:08 PM
"Art is art, and nobody's a bigger supporter of the arts than I am. I just think there are some places for art and there are some places [not for] art. And you running up to somebody's property or public property and defacing it is not my definition of art. Or it may be art, but it should not be permitted. And I think that's exactly what the law says."

Haha, that's the best self-contradictory ramble by a politician I've heard today.
 
2013-10-18 02:11:37 PM
Hey, now that they've taken care of all of the armed robberies, rapes, murders, kidnappings and rapes, they can focus on the really important crimes like unlicensed art installations.
 
2013-10-18 02:15:22 PM
Bloomberg spoke out against him and now the NYPD are hunting for him. Is anyone surprised. I sure as hell am not.

That asshole really thinks the city is his fiefdom.
 
2013-10-18 02:16:05 PM
Can't wait for the follow-up, I hope he gets away with it, and puts up a scathing piece that really puts their undies in a wad.
 
2013-10-18 02:16:34 PM
Can someone post the GOOD cat?
 
2013-10-18 02:17:33 PM
 There was no caption for the photo. Is that him?
 
2013-10-18 02:19:06 PM
Generally I have little time for garden-variety taggers and "muralists" but there does seem to be something a bit above the ordinary in Banksy's stuff.  It may be illegal but I would still call it art.

Maybe building owners could post "art here plz" signs?  Or would that just ruin it altogether?
 
2013-10-18 02:19:54 PM
Yippeeee!! More publicity!!!
 
2013-10-18 02:19:56 PM
Someone broke my window by throwing a solid gold brick through it!
 
2013-10-18 02:20:43 PM
Boxxy should be brought to justice.
 
2013-10-18 02:20:53 PM
Well, if they can catch him, the quality of prison tattoos will go up.
 
2013-10-18 02:21:32 PM
Zimmerman flew and tyler knew!!
 
2013-10-18 02:22:22 PM
 
2013-10-18 02:22:48 PM
TURK TURK TURK TURK
 
2013-10-18 02:23:19 PM

timujin: Hey, now that they've taken care of all of the armed robberies, rapes, murders, kidnappings and rapes, they can focus on the really important crimes like unlicensed art installations.


you said 'rape' twice.
 
2013-10-18 02:23:23 PM

Spartapuss: Someone broke my window by throwing a solid gold brick through it!


and I lol'd
 
2013-10-18 02:24:03 PM
Made me think of this

tribwpix.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-18 02:25:18 PM
Watch him get shot to death.
 
GBB
2013-10-18 02:26:20 PM

timujin: Hey, now that they've taken care of all of the armed robberies, rapes, murders, kidnappings and rapes, they can focus on the really important crimes like unlicensed art installations.


I don't think the Vandal Squad works those kinds of cases.   But, what do I know?
 
2013-10-18 02:27:53 PM

timujin: Hey, now that they've taken care of all of the armed robberies, rapes, murders, kidnappings and rapes, they can focus on the really important crimes like unlicensed art installations.


Because artists should be allowed to deface and destroy others' property without their permission in the name of Art(tm), right?
 
2013-10-18 02:28:36 PM

Slaxl: "Art is art, and nobody's a bigger supporter of the arts than I am. I just think there are some places for art and there are some places [not for] art. And you running up to somebody's property or public property and defacing it is not my definition of art. Or it may be art, but it should not be permitted. And I think that's exactly what the law says."

Haha, that's the best self-contradictory ramble by a politician I've heard today.


Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west, and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know.
 
2013-10-18 02:28:59 PM
I think that the most appropriate response for Banksy is to put a mural of him being arrested near the police substations.  All of them.
 
2013-10-18 02:30:28 PM

Kensey: Generally I have little time for garden-variety taggers and "muralists" but there does seem to be something a bit above the ordinary in Banksy's stuff.  It may be illegal but I would still call it art.

Maybe building owners could post "art here plz" signs?  Or would that just ruin it altogether?


What the heck.  Let's try it.  If it all goes sideways (and it likely would), you just whitewash the whole mess and pretend it never happened.
 
2013-10-18 02:30:39 PM
www.banksycanvasprints.com

fark you Bloomberg.
 
2013-10-18 02:30:47 PM
mindofthegeek.com

Graffiti is for pussies.
 
2013-10-18 02:30:54 PM

GBB: timujin: Hey, now that they've taken care of all of the armed robberies, rapes, murders, kidnappings and rapes, they can focus on the really important crimes like unlicensed art installations.

I don't think the Vandal Squad works those kinds of cases.   But, what do I know?


You know who really knew how to handle vandals?   The Romans.
 
2013-10-18 02:31:23 PM

Millennium: timujin: Hey, now that they've taken care of all of the armed robberies, rapes, murders, kidnappings and rapes, they can focus on the really important crimes like unlicensed art installations.

Because artists should be allowed to deface and destroy others' property without their permission in the name of Art(tm), right?


When that property is harming the public good.

//Pro ad-defacement
 
2013-10-18 02:31:53 PM
Should I support vandalism or not? I guess I'll wait to see how the majority of Farkers feel before offering an opinion.

In the meantime, here's Banksy's picture:

 img.fark.net
 
2013-10-18 02:32:22 PM
There's some pretty cool murals in my town, but they were done with permission:

crpbayarea.org
www.tampabay.com
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-18 02:32:22 PM

GBB: timujin: Hey, now that they've taken care of all of the armed robberies, rapes, murders, kidnappings and rapes, they can focus on the really important crimes like unlicensed art installations.

I don't think the Vandal Squad works those kinds of cases.   But, what do I know?


I understand going after some kids because they tagged a train.  I don't get spending a lot of resources going after someone for painting a stencil on a door when the owner of that door then takes it off the hinges and asks $200,000 for it.  They're doing this because he's "high profile", not because of the actual damage he's causing.
 
2013-10-18 02:34:10 PM

tricycleracer: There's some pretty cool murals in my town, but they were done with permission:

[crpbayarea.org image 607x403]
[www.tampabay.com image 746x497]
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x427]


That's pretty astonishing.  Someone is actually riding a segway.  Even the dog seems puzzled.
 
2013-10-18 02:34:39 PM
"Art is anything you can get away with."  ~  Marshall McLuhan (often misattributed to Andy Warhol)
 
2013-10-18 02:35:23 PM
For those that are interested (and don't already know about this), the blog Melrose & Fairfax (occasional NSFW language) has had the best coverage of the Banksy New York residency out of any site I've seen.  They've been documenting the works, even posting pics of some of them before Banksy's site does, as well as showing the interactions between the public & the artworks (often by fame-jocking attention-whores & haters).  Kind of interesting, and well-worth a bookmark for folks that dig street art.
 
2013-10-18 02:35:24 PM

LeroyBourne: Can't wait for the follow-up, I hope he gets away with it, and puts up a scathing piece that really puts their undies in a wad.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-18 02:35:30 PM

fireclown: tricycleracer: There's some pretty cool murals in my town, but they were done with permission:

[crpbayarea.org image 607x403]
[www.tampabay.com image 746x497]
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x427]

That's pretty astonishing.  Someone is actually riding a segway.  Even the dog seems puzzled.


In St. Pete, if you're old and can still stand, you get a Segway instead of a Hoveround.
 
2013-10-18 02:35:56 PM
Who is this Art guy everyone is talking about? And why is a bank painting in his name?
 
2013-10-18 02:36:18 PM
www.streetartutopia.com
 
2013-10-18 02:37:43 PM

FatherChaos: [mindofthegeek.com image 800x446]

Graffiti is for pussies.


Don't tell that to Batsy

www1.pcmag.com

at least Banksy's art doesn't blow holes in the wall.
 
2013-10-18 02:38:37 PM

timujin: GBB: timujin: Hey, now that they've taken care of all of the armed robberies, rapes, murders, kidnappings and rapes, they can focus on the really important crimes like unlicensed art installations.

I don't think the Vandal Squad works those kinds of cases.   But, what do I know?

I understand going after some kids because they tagged a train.  I don't get spending a lot of resources going after someone for painting a stencil on a door when the owner of that door then takes it off the hinges and asks $200,000 for it.  They're doing this because he's "high profile", not because of the actual damage he's causing.


Someone commented on a street art blog that if the folks running NYC were intelligent, they'd embrace Banksy's project, as it's bringing thousands of extra tourist dollars to NYC this month.  The person mentioned that they traveled across the country and spent thousands on food, lodging, etc. while there ONLY BECAUSE of Banksy's project.
 
2013-10-18 02:39:16 PM
Does he plan on having the NYPD brutalise Banksy in a bathroom with batons or does he have to be black for that? Perhaps they are assuming him to be black instead of your regular wobbly toothed Brit with skin like uncooked bread dough.
 
2013-10-18 02:40:42 PM
There are plenty of building owners that would give Banksy carte blanche, but that wouldn't be as "edgy",  and he'd lose all his "cred", because he's dangerous or something.

/rolls eyes
 
2013-10-18 02:40:56 PM
I'm not in doubt of his art skills and the ability to make a humorous point,but buy your own canvas dude. No one wants gawkers hanging out taking pictures and attracting no-talent taggers getting in on the act.
 
2013-10-18 02:41:24 PM
Only sissies do things after they've gotten permission
 
2013-10-18 02:43:11 PM
I am sure there are people out there that dont like him but Banksy is awesome in my opinion.
 
2013-10-18 02:46:42 PM

Gunny Highway: I am sure there are people out there that dont like him but Banksy is awesome in my opinion.


Cool, post your address so I can come buy and paint crap on your house.
 
2013-10-18 02:47:14 PM
One time I asked Brasky to dress up as Santa for a Christmas party I was having for my children. Anyway, Brasky shows up as Santa, says I've got goodies for you kids. He reaches into his bag and proceeds to hand out scrap metal and cigarettes to them. Then he takes off his beard and says There's no Santa cause I ate him!

That Brasky guy needs to be locked up and I for one support the NYPD in this endeavor.
 
2013-10-18 02:47:28 PM
Standard Operating Procedure for NYPD manual dictates that he be summarily executed. Afterwards he will be cuffed, raped with batons, shot for resisting while his lifeless corpse moves during the rape. Sent to Rikers, raped, beaten, then shot again while trying to escape. The police union will then stage protests to defend the heroes.
 
2013-10-18 02:47:36 PM

oh_please: There are plenty of building owners that would give Banksy carte blanche, but that wouldn't be as "edgy",  and he'd lose all his "cred", because he's dangerous or something.

/rolls eyes


It might be worth trying just to see how many imposters show up.

/I am Sparticus!
 
2013-10-18 02:47:39 PM

LeroyBourne: Can't wait for the follow-up, I hope he gets away with it, and puts up a scathing piece that really puts their undies in a wad.


So destruction of other people's property is OK with you?
 
2013-10-18 02:47:58 PM

Begoggle: Gunny Highway: I am sure there are people out there that dont like him but Banksy is awesome in my opinion.

Cool, post your address so I can come buy and paint crap on your house.


If you buy his house, why would he care what you paint on it?
 
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