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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 02:48:20 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.


I understand that, I still like his art.  Sorry.
 
2013-10-18 02:48:21 PM

Bslim: 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.


And when that doesn't happen will you apologize for being an idiot?
Nah.
 
2013-10-18 02:48:42 PM

SubBass49: 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.


Cool, thanks.
 
2013-10-18 02:48:46 PM
i half wonder if it's a clever marketing ploy on bansky's behalf.
 
2013-10-18 02:48:52 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?



Hopefully you will cite an example of someone complaining about receiving a free $500,000 piece of art on their property they can rightfully sell if they chose to?  I'm sure you can produce one of those?
 
2013-10-18 02:48:56 PM

Gunny Highway: 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.

I understand that, I still like his art.  Sorry.


Where is your address?
You might like my art too.
 
2013-10-18 02:49:27 PM
"Graffiti does ruin people's property and it's a sign of decay and loss of control"

Is there any example of a case where his graffiti was done in a place that wasn't already in a state of decay?  It's not like he's doing it on some brand spanking new white marble government building.  Most of the stuff I've seen have been on walls and building that are already crumbling to peices through neglect and age.
 
2013-10-18 02:49:41 PM

tb tibbles: 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.


The locations chosen are integral to what he does.
 
2013-10-18 02:50:08 PM

Begoggle: Bslim: 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.

And when that doesn't happen will you apologize for being an idiot?
Nah.


Let's see what happens, bootlicker.
 
2013-10-18 02:50:09 PM

flynn80: "Graffiti does ruin people's property and it's a sign of decay and loss of control"

Is there any example of a case where his graffiti was done in a place that wasn't already in a state of decay?  It's not like he's doing it on some brand spanking new white marble government building.  Most of the stuff I've seen have been on walls and building that are already crumbling to peices through neglect and age.


Whatever lies you have to tell yourself to make it OK in your mind, I guess.
 
2013-10-18 02:50:56 PM
If graffiti art stops being illegal and dangerous, it's going to stop being what it is.  Go ahead and turn it into the hipster version of scrapbooking and see how you like it then.
 
2013-10-18 02:51:10 PM
>which is making his arrest a top priority"

So all other crime in NYC is solved, then?
 
2013-10-18 02:51:41 PM

Bslim: Begoggle: Bslim: 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.

And when that doesn't happen will you apologize for being an idiot?
Nah.

Let's see what happens, bootlicker.


Bootlicker until somebody damages your property, then you're all WHERE ARE THE COPS
 
2013-10-18 02:52:16 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-10-18 02:52:52 PM

Begoggle: Bslim: Begoggle: Bslim: 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.

And when that doesn't happen will you apologize for being an idiot?
Nah.

Let's see what happens, bootlicker.

Bootlicker until somebody damages your property, then you're all WHERE ARE THE COPS


Apparently, they are looking for Banksy.
 
2013-10-18 02:53:20 PM

bubo_sibiricus: >which is making his arrest a top priority"

So all other crime in NYC is solved, then?


So all crimes must be addressed in order?
So since all murders are not solved, ignore all other crime?
You sound like those people who hate that we spend money on NASA because there are other problems on Earth.
 
2013-10-18 02:54:15 PM

Bslim: Begoggle: Bslim: Begoggle: Bslim: 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.

And when that doesn't happen will you apologize for being an idiot?
Nah.

Let's see what happens, bootlicker.

Bootlicker until somebody damages your property, then you're all WHERE ARE THE COPS

Apparently, they are looking for Banksy.


Good one?  HURP DURP
 
2013-10-18 02:54:22 PM

flynn80: It's not like he's doing it on some brand spanking new white marble government building.


You might not want to use that as an example, because it makes it sound like you think those are the only buildings that shouldn't be damaged.
 
2013-10-18 02:54:52 PM

Begoggle: bubo_sibiricus: >which is making his arrest a top priority"

So all other crime in NYC is solved, then?

So all crimes must be addressed in order?
So since all murders are not solved, ignore all other crime?
You sound like those people who hate that we spend money on NASA because there are other problems on Earth.


And you sound like you'd be real fun at a party.
 
2013-10-18 02:55:12 PM

Begoggle: Bslim: Begoggle: Bslim: Begoggle: Bslim: 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.

And when that doesn't happen will you apologize for being an idiot?
Nah.

Let's see what happens, bootlicker.

Bootlicker until somebody damages your property, then you're all WHERE ARE THE COPS

Apparently, they are looking for Banksy.

Good one?  HURP DURP


Hurp durp indeed.
 
2013-10-18 02:55:50 PM

Begoggle: Bslim: Begoggle: Bslim: 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.

And when that doesn't happen will you apologize for being an idiot?
Nah.

Let's see what happens, bootlicker.

Bootlicker until somebody damages your property, then you're all WHERE ARE THE COPS


If Banksy wants to put something on the wall of my house that I can sell for over a million bucks then he's more than welcome to.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280431/Banksy-Slave-Labour- mu ral-torn-London-wall-US-art-auction-website-450k.html
 
2013-10-18 02:57:25 PM

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


So, it's ok to just go around and spray paint other people's property? Do we have judges on when that's cool and when it's not? If it's called "art" by the panel, then you're a hero, but if the panel doesn't like it, you go to jail:

"Sorry, Dante, this is just tagging, in my opinion...it's trite and derivative...cuff him, Officer."

"Aw, man, it's MINIMALIST! You just don't get it! See, it's reduced to its necessary ELEMENTS! It's raw, man!"
 
2013-10-18 02:57:50 PM

Begoggle: Gunny Highway: 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.

I understand that, I still like his art.  Sorry.

Where is your address?
You might like my art too.


I understand your point.  I enjoy his art.  Sorry.
 
2013-10-18 02:58:58 PM
Most of the 'tagging' I see from the train on my way into work is nothing more than a bunch of ugly spray-painted initials, nicknames or stylized signatures (which is more akin to a dog pissing on a wall than art), not the colorful murals or humorous / thought-provoking works like Bansky.
 
2013-10-18 02:59:07 PM

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

So, it's ok to just go around and spray paint other people's property? Do we have judges on when that's cool and when it's not? If it's called "art" by the panel, then you're a hero, but if the panel doesn't like it, you go to jail:

"Sorry, Dante, this is just tagging, in my opinion...it's trite and derivative...cuff him, Officer."

"Aw, man, it's MINIMALIST! You just don't get it! See, it's reduced to its necessary ELEMENTS! It's raw, man!"


If he was arrested and charge, I wouldnt have an issue with it either.  I like his art.  I feel bad for the owners of the property.

That is allowed, correct?
 
2013-10-18 02:59:56 PM
I'm neutral on the position of his actual art, but I support anyone who can piss off the NYPD this much without hurting anyone.
 
2013-10-18 03:00:51 PM
"Or they could pull over one of the drivers of Banksy's trucks and transfer him to a CIA black site until Banksy turns himself in."??? I disagreed with, but understood the emotions around terrorism that cause people to gleefully throw out the rule of law, but what's the justification here?
 
2013-10-18 03:02:33 PM
I saw him once. 
He was Exiting Through the Gift Shop.
 
2013-10-18 03:04:23 PM
Say what you like about his art (I actually think some of it is pretty great and thought provoking and some of it pretty dull and obvious) but the guy is a genius when it comes to marketing and I respect that possibly even more. Whether you love him or hate him you're here talking about him, and getting the mayor of NYC in on the act? Brilliant.
 
2013-10-18 03:04:38 PM
sinanju: img.fark.net

Fake. I can tell because he's starting at the bottom. Unless if he's a city worker, who is required to do the work in the least efficient way possible.
 
2013-10-18 03:05:09 PM
Begoggle: [...]

You could save yourself a lot of effort by just typing "harrumph."
 
2013-10-18 03:05:27 PM

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

So, it's ok to just go around and spray paint other people's property? Do we have judges on when that's cool and when it's not? If it's called "art" by the panel, then you're a hero, but if the panel doesn't like it, you go to jail:

"Sorry, Dante, this is just tagging, in my opinion...it's trite and derivative...cuff him, Officer."

"Aw, man, it's MINIMALIST! You just don't get it! See, it's reduced to its necessary ELEMENTS! It's raw, man!"

If he was arrested and charge, I wouldnt have an issue with it either.  I like his art.  I feel bad for the owners of the property.

That is allowed, correct?


Completely allowed. Carry on.
 
2013-10-18 03:06:44 PM
Pimps, pushers, and gang-bangers can afford police bribes more easily than can Banksy. Thus, Banksy is a priority.
 
2013-10-18 03:09:16 PM

Begoggle: 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?


If that's your definition of 'destruction', then sure.  Bloomberg is calling Banksy out, and I don't think can resist.  Check out "Exit Through the Gift Shop", it might put that word 'destruction' into a different light.
 
2013-10-18 03:11:01 PM

Brosef Stalin: Say what you like about his art (I actually think some of it is pretty great and thought provoking and some of it pretty dull and obvious) but the guy is a genius when it comes to marketing and I respect that possibly even more. Whether you love him or hate him you're here talking about him, and getting the mayor of NYC in on the act? Brilliant.


I wouldn't be surprised if Bloomberg is in with him and they're just playing it up for publicity.
 
2013-10-18 03:12:01 PM
it's not my definition of art. Or it may be art

So it is, except when it isn't? Or is it?
 
2013-10-18 03:12:13 PM

oh_please: Completely allowed. Carry on.


Rock and roll, cheers, and have a good weekend!
 
2013-10-18 03:12:24 PM

oh_please: Brosef Stalin: Say what you like about his art (I actually think some of it is pretty great and thought provoking and some of it pretty dull and obvious) but the guy is a genius when it comes to marketing and I respect that possibly even more. Whether you love him or hate him you're here talking about him, and getting the mayor of NYC in on the act? Brilliant.

I wouldn't be surprised if Bloomberg is in with him and they're just playing it up for publicity.


That would be hilarious. And not a bad idea, come to think of it.
 
2013-10-18 03:12:38 PM
good.

if someone likes his stuff, they should let him put stuff on their walls.

'not having permission' does not make it art.  art is outside the artist and the confines of the moment.  if it is completely temporal and needs a backstory, it isn't art, it's a statement.

although, i fell for the trap. it doesn't matter if it is art or is not.  it affects someone else's property. you have no right to fark with someone else's property (save under a few exceptions, which do not apply here).
 
2013-10-18 03:18:02 PM

pute kisses like a man: good.

if someone likes his stuff, they should let him put stuff on their walls.

'not having permission' does not make it art.  art is outside the artist and the confines of the moment.  if it is completely temporal and needs a backstory, it isn't art, it's a statement.

although, i fell for the trap. it doesn't matter if it is art or is not.  it affects someone else's property. you have no right to fark with someone else's property (save under a few exceptions, which do not apply here).


Remember though, not all of his work deals with walls.

There's this one:
1.bp.blogspot.com
A delivery truck with a "garden" inside travelling the city...

This one:
editorial.designtaxi.com
Travelling around town (started in the meatpacking district)

This one:
i.cbc.ca
Selling his art in Central Park for $60 a pop on canvases...

And this one:
www.adweek.com
Which is traveling to different McDonald's locations
 
2013-10-18 03:18:06 PM

FunkOut: 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.


I'm guessing that had he been black, he'd have 90% less fans here on Fark.
But he's white, probably rich and is authoritative so the Fark Libertarians love him, so much for their respecting of people's property rights.
 
2013-10-18 03:19:42 PM

Begoggle: Bslim: Begoggle: Bslim: 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.

And when that doesn't happen will you apologize for being an idiot?
Nah.

Let's see what happens, bootlicker.

Bootlicker until somebody damages your property, then you're all WHERE ARE THE COPS


I think it's pretty funny how you refer to his artwork as damaging and destroying property given how much his art sells for and the value it would potentially add to its location so it's kinda the complete opposite thing. Would you also have called the cops if Michaelangelo decided to leave his mark on your property? The artist not the turtle btw.
 
2013-10-18 03:20:19 PM
Is this where the HOA officers come to spread their contagion?

Sure seems like it.
 
2013-10-18 03:20:50 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?


I have no problem with him painting on property when he has permission from the owner, and the cops can't do a damn thing about that.  Painting on someone's without their permission, that's vandalism.
 
2013-10-18 03:21:07 PM

Brosef Stalin: Would you also have called the cops if Michaelangelo decided to leave his mark on your property? The artist not the turtle btw.


The artist, yes, because I'd want proof that Michaelangelo was somehow still alive and I rediscovered him. The turtle, hell no, always be friends with ninjas and never ever turn them in.
 
2013-10-18 03:21:39 PM

Latinwolf: 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?

I have no problem with him painting on property when he has permission from the owner, and the cops can't do a damn thing about that.  Painting on someone's property without their permission, that's vandalism.

Bad proofreading.
 
2013-10-18 03:21:56 PM

Begoggle: Gunny Highway: 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.

I understand that, I still like his art.  Sorry.

Where is your address?
You might like my art too.


Because of a few violations of the Fark policy about not publishing personal information, Drew has implemented a filter that blocks out anything that looks like an address, replacing it with stars.  Here is my home address:

*** ********** **
**********, **  ****

It also works with traditionally formatted phone numbers:

(***) ***-****

Pretty cool, huh?  Try it yourself.
 
2013-10-18 03:22:02 PM

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

So, it's ok to just go around and spray paint other people's property? Do we have judges on when that's cool and when it's not? If it's called "art" by the panel, then you're a hero, but if the panel doesn't like it, you go to jail:

"Sorry, Dante, this is just tagging, in my opinion...it's trite and derivative...cuff him, Officer."

"Aw, man, it's MINIMALIST! You just don't get it! See, it's reduced to its necessary ELEMENTS! It's raw, man!"


I'd like that.

/Mimes had better watch out
 
2013-10-18 03:22:27 PM
The ICA in Boston recently featured the art of Barry McGee.  Really interesting exhibit and cool stuff.

/sort of related
 
2013-10-18 03:22:44 PM
I'm still not convinced that Bansky is just one person. I think it's a collective.
 
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