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2014-04-02 11:58:37 PM
Banksy is to art what Michael Bay is to films.

This guy is to art what Baghdad Bob was to journalism.

Take from that what you will.
 
2014-04-03 12:05:45 AM
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2014-04-03 12:16:58 AM
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2014-04-03 01:48:16 AM

doglover: Banksy is to art what Michael Bay is to films.


New theory: Michael Bay IS Banksy.
 
2014-04-03 02:12:14 AM

fusillade762: doglover: Banksy is to art what Michael Bay is to films.

New theory: Michael Bay IS Banksy.


\(OoO)/
 
2014-04-03 05:22:01 AM
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I always thought he was just spraying over something that was already there - no reason for the cop to really get angry.
 
2014-04-03 06:11:03 AM
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What a Savage thing to do.
 
2014-04-03 07:09:08 AM
Banksy is a vandal, and little more. He is fantastically talented, but I wish he'd restrict his paintings to canvases instead of defacing buildings.
 
2014-04-03 07:16:04 AM
According to the LAPD police report ... the company that owns the Girl On Swing building -- a jeweler called Tarina Tarantino -- believes Banksy's work increased the value of the property by $650,000.

I believe I have a 10 inch penis and fark Oliva Wilde every night. Doesn't make it true.
 
2014-04-03 07:24:07 AM
media.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk

Delsin wanted for questioning?
 
2014-04-03 07:33:55 AM

buckler: Banksy is a vandal, and little more. He is fantastically talented, but I wish he'd restrict his paintings to canvases instead of defacing buildings.


I wish he didn't try to write op-eds
 
2014-04-03 07:38:56 AM

MythDragon: According to the LAPD police report ... the company that owns the Girl On Swing building -- a jeweler called Tarina Tarantino -- believes Banksy's work increased the value of the property by $650,000.

I believe I have a 10 inch penis and fark Oliva Wilde every night. Doesn't make it true.


Based onthis sale price I'd say it's a fair estimate

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/banksys-kis si ng-coppers-sells-for-575000-at-miami-street-art-auction-9138032.html
 
2014-04-03 07:45:57 AM
Pfft, derivative.
 
2014-04-03 08:24:49 AM

Cormee: MythDragon: According to the LAPD police report ... the company that owns the Girl On Swing building -- a jeweler called Tarina Tarantino -- believes Banksy's work increased the value of the property by $650,000.

I believe I have a 10 inch penis and fark Oliva Wilde every night. Doesn't make it true.

Based onthis sale price I'd say it's a fair estimate

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/banksys-kis si ng-coppers-sells-for-575000-at-miami-street-art-auction-9138032.html


Yep. I realize Fark Art Critics will disagree, but in some circles, Banksy "vandalism" is money in the bank. There are lots of people willing to pay the premium to get his art.
 
2014-04-03 08:33:19 AM
How savage.
 
2014-04-03 08:36:53 AM
Banksy is like if Hitler had gone on to finish art school.

AMIDOINGITRIGHTGUISE?

Nothing quite as depressing as the banksy hate bandwagon. blech.
 
2014-04-03 08:58:25 AM

MythDragon: According to the LAPD police report ... the company that owns the Girl On Swing building -- a jeweler called Tarina Tarantino -- believes Banksy's work increased the value of the property by $650,000.

I believe I have a 10 inch penis and fark Oliva Wilde every night. Doesn't make it true.


You are unfamiliar with the art market.
 
2014-04-03 08:59:21 AM

buckler: Banksy is a vandal, and little more. He is fantastically talented, but I wish he'd restrict his paintings to canvases instead of defacing buildings.


He tired that, nobody bought his stuff.
 
2014-04-03 09:16:40 AM

Marcus Aurelius: MythDragon: According to the LAPD police report ... the company that owns the Girl On Swing building -- a jeweler called Tarina Tarantino -- believes Banksy's work increased the value of the property by $650,000.

I believe I have a 10 inch penis and fark Oliva Wilde every night. Doesn't make it true.

You are unfamiliar with the art market.


pfff... How valuable can his crap be?  It's not like people have tried to steal the walls he paints on.
 
2014-04-03 09:27:48 AM

Marcus Aurelius: MythDragon: According to the LAPD police report ... the company that owns the Girl On Swing building -- a jeweler called Tarina Tarantino -- believes Banksy's work increased the value of the property by $650,000.

I believe I have a 10 inch penis and fark Oliva Wilde every night. Doesn't make it true.

You are unfamiliar with the art market.


But this is where art market meets reality market.  Has anyone tried to sell a building with one of his paintings on it?  If they did, did the buyer buy the building because of the painting or because they wanted the building?  If the painting was worth $650,000, then why didn't the owner have the wall taken off the building and new wall built so he could sell the wall to an art collector instead of leaving it outside to face the elements and vandals?
 
2014-04-03 09:51:37 AM

Tom_Slick: buckler: Banksy is a vandal, and little more. He is fantastically talented, but I wish he'd restrict his paintings to canvases instead of defacing buildings.

He tired that, nobody bought his stuff.


It says like 3 posts up that he sold a canvas of the kissibg cops for $575,000. That's kinda like saying that I didn't breathe after midnight last night, if you ask me.
 
2014-04-03 09:54:45 AM

lack of warmth: Marcus Aurelius: MythDragon: According to the LAPD police report ... the company that owns the Girl On Swing building -- a jeweler called Tarina Tarantino -- believes Banksy's work increased the value of the property by $650,000.

I believe I have a 10 inch penis and fark Oliva Wilde every night. Doesn't make it true.

You are unfamiliar with the art market.

But this is where art market meets reality market.  Has anyone tried to sell a building with one of his paintings on it?  If they did, did the buyer buy the building because of the painting or because they wanted the building?  If the painting was worth $650,000, then why didn't the owner have the wall taken off the building and new wall built so he could sell the wall to an art collector instead of leaving it outside to face the elements and vandals?


I believe a few did.

Still, vandalism with wealthy sponsors who throw money around to get their vandals off the hook is still vandalism. Did what the Comedian do to the first Silk Spectre stop being rape because she decided she liked it enough to later have an affair with him and have his baby?
 
2014-04-03 09:55:23 AM

Phil Moskowitz: Banksy is like if Hitler had gone on to finish art school.

AMIDOINGITRIGHTGUISE?

Nothing quite as depressing as the banksy hate bandwagon. blech.


Why is it depressing to say that, however pretty it is, defacing someone else's property is vandalism? If it's not your wall, don't spray paint it! Not that difficult a concept, and nothing "depressing" about it.
 
2014-04-03 09:59:52 AM
I assume the "assinine" tag is for the cop/prosecution, right?  Because the dude with the paint remover deserves the "HERO!" tag.
 
2014-04-03 10:11:27 AM

Tom_Slick: buckler: Banksy is a vandal, and little more. He is fantastically talented, but I wish he'd restrict his paintings to canvases instead of defacing buildings.

He tired that, nobody bought his stuff.


It's unfortunate how cans of spray paint can be incredibly powerful artistic tools in the hands of great artists and how the best media for them happens to be large walls or concrete. I loathe most forms of vandalism, but in some cases I find it really hard to not love and respect how awesome some of the art is; it can make a dull area more vibrant with personality. Never saw anything but simple tagging here in the east coast cities, but in OR and WA I've seen amazing graffiti, some of which I heard were allowed after the artists' request.

Hate graffiti if you want, but admit it: it's hard to not appreciate esoteric 'wildstyle' or good street art.

www.creativityfuse.com


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2014-04-03 10:58:06 AM
 
2014-04-03 11:00:38 AM
Oh ffs.
 
2014-04-03 11:41:46 AM
Find 'Banksy' and spray paint him until he understands his nuisance ..
 
2014-04-03 12:41:32 PM
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The Vandal Kingdom at its greatest extent in the 470s.
 
2014-04-03 12:48:57 PM
I bet the vandal was listening to The Vandals while vandalizing that vandalism with vandalism.
 
2014-04-03 03:35:08 PM
What if the property owner paints over it?
 
2014-04-03 05:36:28 PM

D135: Marcus Aurelius: MythDragon: According to the LAPD police report ... the company that owns the Girl On Swing building -- a jeweler called Tarina Tarantino -- believes Banksy's work increased the value of the property by $650,000.

I believe I have a 10 inch penis and fark Oliva Wilde every night. Doesn't make it true.

You are unfamiliar with the art market.

pfff... How valuable can his crap be?  It's not like people have tried to steal the walls he paints on.


You're mistaken.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?id= 9459537
 
2014-04-03 05:39:31 PM
Well, that link didn't work. Let's try another.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2 014/03/alleged_banksy_art_bandit _ in_p.html
 
2014-04-03 06:53:34 PM

Special Guest: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2 014/03/alleged_banksy_art_bandit _ in_p.html


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2014-04-03 09:39:15 PM
Banksy sucks.

/team Robbo
 
2014-04-03 11:33:52 PM

Special Guest: You're mistaken.


Pfff Ya ok so it happened that one time.  It's not like there's multiple cases like this.
 
2014-04-04 04:41:13 AM
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