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2014-04-14 08:11:04 AM  
Is there some way of telling it's an original by this one mysterious person, and not one from a possible army of spary-alikes.
 
2014-04-14 08:42:05 AM  
Subby also wants you off his lawn
 
2014-04-14 08:42:25 AM  
lolsnaps.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-14 08:44:15 AM  
Subby:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2014-04-14 08:46:02 AM  
Protective screens. Quick
 
2014-04-14 08:48:41 AM  
This guy might want to do something unique one day like, you know, draw his garbage on his own property!
 
2014-04-14 08:50:36 AM  
The property must not have been worth much if that doubled the value.
 
2014-04-14 08:54:34 AM  
Duh, Bansky actually has artistic talent, not to mention a legion of admirers willing to pay property owners a hit of quick cash for the vandalism.

It won't be so awesome any more when people who think they have far more talent than they actually have start imitating him... there's already been one guy arrested for hunting down and painting his own graffiti over every Banski he sees on the news.

/personally I see him as a latter-day Roman Polanski
//much like Polanski is an amazingly talented director who won't direct unless plied with drugged lolicon poontang, Bansky refuses to paint unless he can invade other peoples' property
///artists, go figure
 
2014-04-14 08:54:43 AM  
Tag that biatch quick. Only fair.
 
2014-04-14 08:56:34 AM  

mayIFark: [lolsnaps.com image 460x492]


If the top pic was done to someone else's property without permission, that would be vandalism.
 
2014-04-14 08:57:17 AM  

Tatterdemalian: ///artists, go figure


It would be much easier for the public to appreciate their talent if they weren't so insufferably pretentious.
 
2014-04-14 09:00:05 AM  
 His vandalism is very nice to look at but if he's so confident, why does he not seek permission?  Maybe someone would actually pay him for his work, then he could be an artist for real instead of a criminal.
 
2014-04-14 09:04:25 AM  

Carn: His vandalism is very nice to look at but if he's so confident, why does he not seek permission?  Maybe someone would actually pay him for his work, then he could be an artist for real instead of a criminal.


THIS.

That's what I've been wondering about---is his "thrill" the fact that he doesn't ask permission? If he got permission to do his thing, would that make it less artful?
 
2014-04-14 09:04:31 AM  

colinspooky: Is there some way of telling it's an original by this one mysterious person, and not one from a possible army of spary-alikes.


This is pretty easy to authenticate as legit.  Check the "underspray" shading and overdone bridging of the stencils.  Impostors generally don't take the time to simulate his style in those areas.
 
2014-04-14 09:05:58 AM  
img.photobucket.com

What some Farkers may look like...
 
2014-04-14 09:06:28 AM  
That's a pretty clever one. Good jerb, Banksy.
 
2014-04-14 09:07:30 AM  
Mene mene tekel upharsin helped sell a lot of books.
 
2014-04-14 09:07:30 AM  
FTFA: Similar works of art recently chiselled off brickwork in London have sold for as much as £500,000 at auction.

That may be the dumbest thing I've heard today.

Completely unrelated to the thread, here's the smartest thing I've heard today (old, but interesting).
 
2014-04-14 09:12:55 AM  

mayIFark: [lolsnaps.com image 460x492]


I'd be pretty sure the first guy paid for the canvas first. Second guy, not so much.
 
2014-04-14 09:13:51 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: Carn: His vandalism is very nice to look at but if he's so confident, why does he not seek permission?  Maybe someone would actually pay him for his work, then he could be an artist for real instead of a criminal.

THIS.

That's what I've been wondering about---is his "thrill" the fact that he doesn't ask permission? If he got permission to do his thing, would that make it less artful?


He is a graffiti artist. If you ask permission it is not graffiti.
 
2014-04-14 09:14:02 AM  

mayIFark: [lolsnaps.com image 460x492]


Both are shiat.
 
2014-04-14 09:14:13 AM  

BitwiseShift: Mene mene tekel upharsin helped sell a lot of books.


Well, it is the proverbial writing on the wall.
 
2014-04-14 09:17:32 AM  
Banksy is everything he professes to be against
 
2014-04-14 09:18:36 AM  
He already tried selling his art. It didn't work. Surprise.
 
2014-04-14 09:18:45 AM  

lindalouwho: MelGoesOnTour: Carn: His vandalism is very nice to look at but if he's so confident, why does he not seek permission?  Maybe someone would actually pay him for his work, then he could be an artist for real instead of a criminal.


He already has more money than he could ever need. His legit shows, while rare, net him hundreds of thousands of dollars. Im pretty sure its not about the money for him.
 
2014-04-14 09:26:42 AM  

colinspooky: Is there some way of telling it's an original by this one mysterious person, and not one from a possible army of spary-alikes.


I think the gallery he sells his other art through authenticates his works, including his 'guerilla' stuff
 
2014-04-14 09:29:13 AM  
I'm going to take a dump on the windshield of Banky's Aston Martin and sculpt it into a gingerbread man.  Being an artist, he should appreciate that, plus it should triple the value of his ride
 
2014-04-14 09:34:05 AM  
Most farkers don't seem to get art that isn't:

www.cardcow.com
 
2014-04-14 09:36:53 AM  

Gunderson: I'm going to take a dump on the windshield of Banky's Aston Martin and sculpt it into a gingerbread man.  Being an artist, he should appreciate that, plus it should triple the value of his ride


Okay, but only if you also make a gingerbread woman on the bonnet and place the excess material on the muffler.  Also, wipe your hands off on all the door handles.

/it's the little details that will make it a masterpiece.
 
2014-04-14 09:37:56 AM  

Gunderson: I'm going to take a dump on the windshield of Banky's Aston Martin and sculpt it into a gingerbread man.  Being an artist, he should appreciate that, plus it should triple the value of his ride


While he might appreciate the artistic side of it, Gunderson is hardly a household name in the defecation art world, so I doubt it will be particularly valuable.
 
2014-04-14 09:51:43 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Gunderson: I'm going to take a dump on the windshield of Banky's Aston Martin and sculpt it into a gingerbread man.  Being an artist, he should appreciate that, plus it should triple the value of his ride

While he might appreciate the artistic side of it, Gunderson is hardly a household name in the defecation art world, so I doubt it will be particularly valuable.


I've heard that Gunderson is an up-and-coming artist in the pop poop art movement.
 
2014-04-14 10:14:05 AM  

alizeran: lindalouwho: MelGoesOnTour: Carn: His vandalism is very nice to look at but if he's so confident, why does he not seek permission?  Maybe someone would actually pay him for his work, then he could be an artist for real instead of a criminal.

He already has more money than he could ever need. His legit shows, while rare, net him hundreds of thousands of dollars. Im pretty sure its not about the money for him.


Actually, your answer was meant for MelGoesOnTour.
 
2014-04-14 10:14:55 AM  
Being "art" doesn't make it right.  Property owner reserves the right to sandblast it off and send him the bill.
 
2014-04-14 10:24:25 AM  
piersidegallery.com
 
2014-04-14 10:26:11 AM  

busy chillin':


needs more tie fighters
 
2014-04-14 10:28:27 AM  
Who says it has to be your property.  You can just steal it under the guise of "preservation" then try to sell it.

http://blogs.metrotimes.com/news-blawg/detroit-bansky-mural-sell-pac ka rd/

www.swsol.org

/f--k you, 555.
//of course I hotlinked from them
 
2014-04-14 10:29:33 AM  
Subby, did you mean "one of the few"? Because "one of the only" is internally conflicting.
 
2014-04-14 10:32:31 AM  

Carn: His vandalism is very nice to look at but if he's so confident, why does he not seek permission?  Maybe someone would actually pay him for his work, then he could be an artist for real instead of a criminal.


This is trolling, right?  Or do you just not get the purpose at all?

West Bank:

electronicintifada.net

image.guardian.co.uk

Can you tell me that this, framed in glass in a rich person's house or a well endowed museum, wouldn't lose any value as opposed to its current location?  The location and the ephemeral (well, until he started to get well known) nature of the art is the whole damn point.

And Exit Through The Gift Shop is *totally* worth the watch, and I have a very low tolerance for pretentious artistic assholes.
 
2014-04-14 10:32:40 AM  

Trafficguy2000: busy chillin':

needs more tie fighters


No way. That is Kinkade. He is artistic perfection personified. That painting is radiant and realistic. None of this graffiti banksy crap.
 
2014-04-14 10:32:43 AM  

busy chillin': [piersidegallery.com image 590x389]


cdn.themetapicture.com
 
2014-04-14 10:45:55 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Carn: His vandalism is very nice to look at but if he's so confident, why does he not seek permission?  Maybe someone would actually pay him for his work, then he could be an artist for real instead of a criminal.

This is trolling, right?  Or do you just not get the purpose at all?

West Bank:

[electronicintifada.net image 483x362]

[image.guardian.co.uk image 300x344]

Can you tell me that this, framed in glass in a rich person's house or a well endowed museum, wouldn't lose any value as opposed to its current location?  The location and the ephemeral (well, until he started to get well known) nature of the art is the whole damn point.

And Exit Through The Gift Shop is *totally* worth the watch, and I have a very low tolerance for pretentious artistic assholes.


Those two examples from what I can tell are not on someone's privately owned property.  Like I said, I don't want some asshole to spraypaint the side of my house, but if I were rich or owned a business, I could certainly see paying someone for a cool mural on my building.  You're basically arguing that he can do whatever he wants as long as you think it's pretty, such as spraypaint you in the face.
 
2014-04-14 10:46:27 AM  

advex101: Being "art" doesn't make it right.  Property owner reserves the right to sandblast it off and send him the bill.


It doesn't make it right, but the owner would be much better served having it removed whole and re-faced, selling the piece at auction for a bucket o'cash and then sending him the bill for restoration.

Sandblasting it would just be cutting off your own nose to spite your face.
 
2014-04-14 10:52:03 AM  
StreetlightInTheGhetto:
And Exit Through The Gift Shop is *totally* worth the watch, and I have a very low tolerance for pretentious artistic assholes.

That it is. I'm still not sure if the piss poor excuse for an artist who's featured in the film was for real or an elaborate creation of Banksy and perhaps some others to "punk" the art world.
 
2014-04-14 10:53:45 AM  

factoryconnection: advex101: Being "art" doesn't make it right.  Property owner reserves the right to sandblast it off and send him the bill.

It doesn't make it right, but the owner would be much better served having it removed whole and re-faced, selling the piece at auction for a bucket o'cash and then sending him the bill for restoration.

Sandblasting it would just be cutting off your own nose to spite your face.


Not exactly.  Tearing out a wall isn't some thing that many people can afford to do.  Sandblasting it is easy and removes the vandalism at minimal cost.
 
2014-04-14 10:56:19 AM  

bhcompy: factoryconnection: advex101: Being "art" doesn't make it right.  Property owner reserves the right to sandblast it off and send him the bill.

It doesn't make it right, but the owner would be much better served having it removed whole and re-faced, selling the piece at auction for a bucket o'cash and then sending him the bill for restoration.

Sandblasting it would just be cutting off your own nose to spite your face.

Not exactly.  Tearing out a wall isn't some thing that many people can afford to do.  Sandblasting it is easy and removes the vandalism at minimal cost.


Brilliant!
 
2014-04-14 11:18:38 AM  
"Art is anything you can get away with."  ~  Larry McMurtry
 
2014-04-14 11:23:00 AM  
I always found Banksy to be minimally talented and exceedingly pretentious. Lame stencils and pithy slogans do not an artist make.
 
2014-04-14 11:25:44 AM  
I will say, however, that some of his sculptures are OK.
 
2014-04-14 11:27:57 AM  

bhcompy: Not exactly. Tearing out a wall isn't some thing that many people can afford to do. Sandblasting it is easy and removes the vandalism at minimal cost.


You missed the "auction" part, clearly.
 
2014-04-14 11:28:11 AM  

Nix Nightbird: I always found Banksy to be minimally talented and exceedingly pretentious. Lame stencils and pithy slogans do not an artist make.


It makes an artist, but Andy Warhol isn't going to go down in any books as anything other than a sideshow.
 
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