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(WFTV Orlando)   Banksy does it and it's considered pricey art. Rodriguez-Cruz does it and is facing felony criminal mischief charges with damage totaling more than $23,000   (wftv.com ) divider line
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2014-07-22 10:31:21 PM  
To be fair, Banksy is better.
More interesting is how the police track things.
 
2014-07-22 10:36:11 PM  
Farking taggers get what they deserve.

/Someday Banksy will as well.
 
2014-07-22 10:45:00 PM  
I hope they don't track my bathroom vandalism. It's international. Perhaps you've seen my tag:

Here I sit my broken-hearted ...
 
2014-07-22 10:54:28 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I hope they don't track my bathroom vandalism. It's international. Perhaps you've seen my tag:

Here I sit my broken-hearted ...



You're lucky, you had your chance...I tried to fart, And shiat my pants!
 
2014-07-22 10:54:44 PM  
Whoo...someone found a buzz word outrage.

Yeah...when Putin does it, it's cronyism...

But when Rick Scott does it just sound biz sense.
 
2014-07-22 11:06:23 PM  
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Ahh..you doing anything tonight? I"m thinking Cat Tossing?

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FARK YOU...I'M GOING TO THE MANHOLE.
 
2014-07-22 11:32:46 PM  
To be fair,  banksy would have been arrested a long time ago if his identity was known.

These days he probably still would if he did a piece on public property and was busted before posting on his website.
 
2014-07-23 12:36:21 AM  

lindseyp: To be fair,  banksy would have been arrested a long time ago if his identity was known.


Was gonna say. The main difference is Banksy doesn't get caught.
 
2014-07-23 12:46:01 AM  

fusillade762: lindseyp: To be fair, banksy would have been arrested a long time ago if his identity was known.

Was gonna say. The main difference is Banksy doesn't get caught.


The main diffrence is that Bansky is a con artist. His performance is coning the art world.
He's not shy about this..he has no real talent other than making people look foolish for purchasing his stuff and becoming a media darling.

Even the worst of the abstract expressionists where doing it because of some ideal for 'art' above the selling price.

And any place 'tagged' by Bansky just hit the farken jackpot.
 
2014-07-23 02:34:22 AM  
Meh, paying for repainting buildings after they've been tagged by graffiti can sometimes cause an honest shop keeper his business so I says fark this tagger guy.

In terms of what Banksy does I'm more open to the argument that it's art and the fact that a Banksy tag enhances property values due to his fame or infamy or whatever you want to call it certainly enters into that argument.

Up here in Vancouver we have a tagger who goes by the name "iv" who does some stuff people consider Banksy-esque to the point where Banksy actually posted pics of one of his pieces on his site.

This one...

i.huffpost.com
 
2014-07-23 05:38:54 AM  
Maybe it's because this douchebag is a lowlife tagger and not a graffiti "artist" by any stretch of the imagination.
 
2014-07-23 05:41:53 AM  
I don't really give a shiat if it's a abandoned building, but on live businesses or homes were people live is wrong.
 
2014-07-23 05:51:20 AM  
Simple test to tell if it's graffiti or art : Would anyone be willing to pay for?  I bet a lot of people would pay Banksy.
 
2014-07-23 05:59:27 AM  

lindseyp: These days he probably still would if he did a piece on public property and was busted before posting on his website.


Yeah, and I doubt he'd be able to successfully throw up an "art" defense, at least in court.  If my "art" is taking a shiat on a police car, that doesn't mean I still can't be arrested for it.
 
2014-07-23 06:00:43 AM  

Hebjamn: Simple test to tell if it's graffiti or art : Would anyone be willing to pay for?  I bet a lot of people would pay Banksy.


I think someone is going to pay for Rodriguez-Cruz's graffiti.

And he will pay with fines and some time behind bars.
 
2014-07-23 06:06:13 AM  

Lsherm: lindseyp: These days he probably still would if he did a piece on public property and was busted before posting on his website.

Yeah, and I doubt he'd be able to successfully throw up an "art" defense, at least in court.  If my "art" is taking a shiat on a police car, that doesn't mean I still can't be arrested for it.


The difference nowadays is that once it's on his website, the property owner is going to be pretty stoked to have "a banksy" and wouldn't press charges or complain about the cost of cleanup.

Public property, however... I still think there's a good chance he'd get charged if caught.
 
2014-07-23 06:08:36 AM  
someone once posten an image of varying types of graffiti. The captions, in descending order were; "This is art, this is awesome, this is shiat."

Spending time creating a thought-provoking piece that sparks conversation and reinforces the reputation of the artist is one thing, writing your name on dumpsters using 17 different colours of spray paint just means you've got too much time on your hands and a massively inflated ego

Not to say Banksy hasn't got an ego, but at least he does something interesting with it
 
2014-07-23 06:09:40 AM  
www.washingtoncitypaper.com

Laughs at the amateur.
 
2014-07-23 06:09:49 AM  
Given that the fines for graffiti are usually on the order of what it costs to actually clean it up properly (so usually a couple hundred bucks per incident, rarely more than 500$), building up 23k$ of fines is... a farking lot of tagging, there.
 
2014-07-23 06:10:45 AM  

lindseyp: Lsherm: lindseyp: These days he probably still would if he did a piece on public property and was busted before posting on his website.

Yeah, and I doubt he'd be able to successfully throw up an "art" defense, at least in court.  If my "art" is taking a shiat on a police car, that doesn't mean I still can't be arrested for it.

The difference nowadays is that once it's on his website, the property owner is going to be pretty stoked to have "a banksy" and wouldn't press charges or complain about the cost of cleanup.

Public property, however... I still think there's a good chance he'd get charged if caught.


Why not both?  Have him arrested and your in demand piece of stucco becomes even more in demand since he'll be done making new pieces of shart for a while
 
2014-07-23 06:17:01 AM  
Sounds like the father needs to have his house tagged,  then see if he still thinks it's not a crime.
 
2014-07-23 06:26:08 AM  
Off with his ear!
 
2014-07-23 06:28:28 AM  

Boo_Guy: Sounds like the father needs to have his house tagged,  then see if he still thinks it's not a crime.


I'm guessing that'd mean that the landlord would have to deal with it.  We city folks usually don't own the buildings we live in.
 
2014-07-23 06:30:21 AM  
The problem.Found it,I have.

"You don't think that's a crime?" reporter Jeff Deal asked.
"Hey listen, it's not a crime," Rodriguez-Cruz's father said.
 
2014-07-23 06:33:00 AM  

Running a-puck: Boo_Guy: Sounds like the father needs to have his house tagged,  then see if he still thinks it's not a crime.

I'm guessing that'd mean that the landlord would have to deal with it.  We city folks usually don't own the buildings we live in.


Inside walls would work for me too.
 
2014-07-23 06:35:06 AM  

RVanZant: The problem.Found it,I have.

"You don't think that's a crime?" reporter Jeff Deal asked.
"Hey listen, it's not a crime," Rodriguez-Cruz's father said.


I was going to post the same thing. Looks like the fail runs strong in that family.
 
2014-07-23 06:43:23 AM  

Boo_Guy: Running a-puck: Boo_Guy: Sounds like the father needs to have his house tagged,  then see if he still thinks it's not a crime.

I'm guessing that'd mean that the landlord would have to deal with it.  We city folks usually don't own the buildings we live in.

Inside walls would work for me too.


Or his vehicles.
 
2014-07-23 06:48:34 AM  
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Any one can

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2014-07-23 06:50:39 AM  
Banksy:

untappedcities.com

Rodriguez-Cruz (guesstamated)

www.dontpaniconline.com
 
2014-07-23 07:11:14 AM  
FTFA: "Hey listen, it's not a crime," Rodriguez-Cruz's father said.

I don't think this kid really stood a chance given his upbringing.

As for Banksy -- It's only vandalism if the property owner says it is.
 
2014-07-23 07:24:45 AM  
Writing your name in huge block letters is not art.
 
2014-07-23 07:40:58 AM  
Banksy isn't an artist, he's a stencilist.
 
2014-07-23 07:48:53 AM  

I'm just asking questions: Banksy isn't an artist, he's a stencilist.


Most of the "Street Artists", including Banksy, have typically considered themselves activists and commentators more than anything. Of course Art has often been about protest and trying to raise social awareness of issues. Besides, calling a distinction between being an artists and a stencilist is a false dichotomy. It isn't like you don't still have to design and create the stencils. Being an artist isn't just about being able to freehand paint a subject.

That said I usually find the art world to be extremely pretentious and completely up its own ass. I like Banksy though after watching Exit Through the Giftshop. Need to watch his new doc that is up on Netflix.
 
2014-07-23 07:56:45 AM  
I was at the art school in Bristol when banks was starting to get popular. I thought he was crap back then but all the art teachers were wanking themselves with glee thinking they had a secret 'real artist's in their midst. But then, these were the people that called Tracy emin an 'artist'. Kinda put a lot of real artists off of perusing their love. Fast forward in time, the few people I keep in contact with from art school are estate agents, drunks, or work at dominoes. Or a mixture of three prior mentioned careers.
 
2014-07-23 08:01:53 AM  

Boo_Guy: Sounds like the father needs to have his house tagged,  then see if he still thinks it's not a crime.


Came here to say this, figured someone would have beat me to it.
 
2014-07-23 08:11:15 AM  

Hebjamn: Simple test to tell if it's graffiti or art : Would anyone be willing to pay for?  I bet a lot of people would pay Banksy.


Uh but they won't. Remember when he set up a stall on the street and no one bought his stuff?
 
2014-07-23 08:15:19 AM  

quatchi: Meh, paying for repainting buildings after they've been tagged by graffiti can sometimes cause an honest shop keeper his business so I says fark this tagger guy.

In terms of what Banksy does I'm more open to the argument that it's art and the fact that a Banksy tag enhances property values due to his fame or infamy or whatever you want to call it certainly enters into that argument.

Up here in Vancouver we have a tagger who goes by the name "iv" who does some stuff people consider Banksy-esque to the point where Banksy actually posted pics of one of his pieces on his site.

This one...

[i.huffpost.com image 640x640]


Yup... here in Columbus, we have Vinchen. He's reached the point where most of his stuff doesn't get removed.

www.vinchen.com
 
2014-07-23 08:16:05 AM  

bhcompy: lindseyp: Lsherm: lindseyp: These days he probably still would if he did a piece on public property and was busted before posting on his website.

Yeah, and I doubt he'd be able to successfully throw up an "art" defense, at least in court.  If my "art" is taking a shiat on a police car, that doesn't mean I still can't be arrested for it.

The difference nowadays is that once it's on his website, the property owner is going to be pretty stoked to have "a banksy" and wouldn't press charges or complain about the cost of cleanup.

Public property, however... I still think there's a good chance he'd get charged if caught.

Why not both?  Have him arrested and your in demand piece of stucco becomes even more in demand since he'll be done making new pieces of shart for a while


Back in the day they would have just broken his hands or, if his commentary was political, blinded him.  Good times.
 
2014-07-23 08:22:06 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I don't really give a shiat if it's a abandoned building, but on live businesses or homes were people live is wrong.


This. Absentee landlords practicing demolition by neglect deserve what they get, whether it be squatters or taggers. You have to exercise property rights to keep them.
 
2014-07-23 08:23:11 AM  
Would it be different if someone came in and landscaped my yard without my permission?  Or painted my house?  It may have even improved the value of the property, but what if I didn't want that?  Could I not argue that the yard and house is an "installation" of my own creation and this work that was done to it has defaced and damaged it?  It would be impossible to show monetary damage as the property had increased in value.  At that point, doesn't it become a simple matter of property rights.
 
2014-07-23 08:23:27 AM  
The appropriate punishment should be to require these vandals to repaint the damage at their own expense, or failing that to seize all their personal property and "tag" it with pink gloss. See how they like it.
 
2014-07-23 08:24:15 AM  
shiat... Anyone who goes to the site I posted up there, www.vinchen.com,

BE WARNED THAT THERE ARE A COUPLE OF NSFW (blood/gore)PICTURES THAT MIGHT COME UP WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

He did a couple of "christmas cards" a few years ago that have disturbing pictures on them.
 
2014-07-23 08:30:07 AM  
On reading the headline I wondered if it was about someone putting on a disguise and sneaking their own art into legitimate museums:

graphics8.nytimes.com

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-07-23 08:30:08 AM  
Behold the power of marketing.
 
2014-07-23 08:33:56 AM  

lindseyp: To be fair,  banksy would have been arrested a long time ago if his identity was known.

These days he probably still would if he did a piece on public property and was busted before posting on his website.


Thought his name was Robert Banks and from Bristol, England.
 
2014-07-23 08:37:35 AM  

digistil: Thought his name was Robert Banks and from Bristol, England.


There's a theory that this is him.  Not many (if any) other photos out there:

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-07-23 08:39:45 AM  

rooftop235: To be fair, Banksy is better.
More interesting is how the police track things.


It also helps that Bansky is doing it in NYC, London, and Berlin.  It's not like Orlando is really going to appreciate anything.
 
msP
2014-07-23 08:41:13 AM  

THX 1138: digistil: Thought his name was Robert Banks and from Bristol, England.

There's a theory that this is him.  Not many (if any) other photos out there:


I would like to think Banksy is someone much sexier than that guy.
 
2014-07-23 08:51:26 AM  
Monet does it and it sells at Sotheby's for $54 million. Your aunt Shirley does it and Salvation Army throws it out.
 
2014-07-23 08:53:25 AM  

Hawnkee: RVanZant: The problem.Found it,I have.

"You don't think that's a crime?" reporter Jeff Deal asked.
"Hey listen, it's not a crime," Rodriguez-Cruz's father said.

I was going to post the same thing. Looks like the fail runs strong in that family.


I'm guessing education is not going to be a high priority in a hispanic family with a hyphenated last name.
 
2014-07-23 08:53:50 AM  

gerbilpox: [www.washingtoncitypaper.com image 497x331]

Laughs at the amateur.


Some of my favorite red line memories right there. Disco Dan  = awesome.
 
2014-07-23 09:04:41 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Monet does it and it sells at Sotheby's for $54 million. Your aunt Shirley does it and Salvation Army throws it out.


To be fair, Monet did landscapes. My aunt Shirley does Fartzilla.
 
2014-07-23 09:08:49 AM  

THX 1138: On reading the headline I wondered if it was about someone putting on a disguise and sneaking their own art into legitimate museums:


I like how a lot of museums decide to keep his pieces on display. It's nice to see the curators have a sense of humor.
 
2014-07-23 09:11:40 AM  

THX 1138: digistil: Thought his name was Robert Banks and from Bristol, England.

There's a theory that this is him.  Not many (if any) other photos out there:

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


Yeah, if I were to guess, I'd say there's a reasonable chance that's him. How many people in Jamaica (where I believe that pic was taken) look like that AND use stencils for street art (as seen in the pic)? But really, I'd be sad if he were truly outed.
 
2014-07-23 09:12:39 AM  
Maybe in Meh-Hee-Co it's not a crime...check their papers LOL
Guy needs a brick upside his head for not knowing that it's a CRIME.
Loser. Whole family.
 
2014-07-23 09:13:01 AM  
To be fair, Banksy is a pseudonym because he knows what he is doing is illegal and he is likely to be prosecuted if he gets caught.
 
2014-07-23 09:22:53 AM  

quatchi: Meh, paying for repainting buildings after they've been tagged by graffiti can sometimes cause an honest shop keeper his business so I says fark this tagger guy.

In terms of what Banksy does I'm more open to the argument that it's art and the fact that a Banksy tag enhances property values due to his fame or infamy or whatever you want to call it certainly enters into that argument.

Up here in Vancouver we have a tagger who goes by the name "iv" who does some stuff people consider Banksy-esque to the point where Banksy actually posted pics of one of his pieces on his site.

This one...


That's not a "tag".

A tag is when you write your name on something, like a dog peeing on a fire hydrant to let other dogs know that its part of his territory.

For some reason I don't understand, all tags everywhere are done in the same ugly, boring style. Every artist has invented his own unique personal signature tag and style, and its just an coincidence that it's indistinguishable from every other artists original style.
 
2014-07-23 09:23:42 AM  

digistil: Yeah, if I were to guess, I'd say there's a reasonable chance that's him. How many people in Jamaica (where I believe that pic was taken) look like that AND use stencils for street art (as seen in the pic)? But really, I'd be sad if he were truly outed.


Yep, that's the Jamaica photo.  But who knows, it's ten years old now and he's got to look somewhat different at this point.  I also wouldn't be surprised if he changed his personal look to some degree as a result of that photo.
 
2014-07-23 09:27:37 AM  

LemSkroob: I'm guessing education is not going to be a high priority in a hispanic family with a hyphenated last name.


Why not?  That's a really weird combination of stereotypes.
 
2014-07-23 09:28:25 AM  
Rapmaster2000:
It also helps that Bansky is doing it in NYC, London, and Berlin. It's not like Orlando is really going to appreciate anything.

You live in Hollywood and are (apparently) proud of it. You have zero room for dissing any city about taste in art.
 
2014-07-23 09:32:05 AM  
CSB time:

I worked as an intern at an investment bank and we had a marketing guy in pitching to one of our clients.

He was explaining how he painted ads on abandoned buildings to generate buzz.  He flipped through a bunch of slides showing the company logo covering boarded up windows on gas stations and a few run down buildings on a main road. He had a brain fart and couldn't remember the word "graffiti".

Him: "This is a big trend now it's called... shoot.... hey- what's that called where you spraypaint art on a building?"
Me: "Um, vandalism?"

And that is how you teach marketers that "20-something" does not mean "hip".
 
2014-07-23 09:36:34 AM  
Well, we have to do something folks. Now that mary-ju-wanna legalization is an inevitability, we have to have other serious crimes to convict Brown People of. Won't someone please consider the poor for-profit prisons!
 
2014-07-23 09:38:18 AM  

cirby: Rapmaster2000:
It also helps that Bansky is doing it in NYC, London, and Berlin. It's not like Orlando is really going to appreciate anything.

You live in Hollywood and are (apparently) proud of it. You have zero room for dissing any city about taste in art.


It's Banksy, Hollywood is right on point.  You know, 90% image and mystique and just enough substance that real appreciators will tolerate it and everyone else just respects that there is a high production value.
 
2014-07-23 09:38:43 AM  

THX 1138: digistil: Yeah, if I were to guess, I'd say there's a reasonable chance that's him. How many people in Jamaica (where I believe that pic was taken) look like that AND use stencils for street art (as seen in the pic)? But really, I'd be sad if he were truly outed.

Yep, that's the Jamaica photo.  But who knows, it's ten years old now and he's got to look somewhat different at this point.  I also wouldn't be surprised if he changed his personal look to some degree as a result of that photo.


The funny thing I remember about that photo is the photographer posting it online and saying something along the lines of, 'I caught that loser Banksy!! Look!! LOOK!!!! He looks like a complete pompous asshole, just like I knew he would. What a piece of scum!!!'
 
2014-07-23 09:40:01 AM  
Some taggers create beautiful well thought out carefully crafted works of colorful art which enhance the side of the building they grace illegally.

Others are no better than dogs pissing on a pole to mark territory.

This kid's a mutt raising his leg to a wall.
 
2014-07-23 09:40:21 AM  
In this day and age with social media, cameras everywhere and people not keeping their trap shut for a buck, I am very surprised he hasn't been outed yet.
 
2014-07-23 09:42:19 AM  

cirby: Rapmaster2000:
It also helps that Bansky is doing it in NYC, London, and Berlin. It's not like Orlando is really going to appreciate anything.

You live in Hollywood and are (apparently) proud of it. You have zero room for dissing any city about taste in art.


Everybody knows it's true.  The best art in Orlando is in The Haunted Mansion.  The smartest people in Orlando are attending the state's 4th or 5th best public university (whatever U Can't Fail is ranked).  The best looking people are the Brazilian tourists there to see Mickey Mouse.  The best restaurant in Orlando is Planet Hollywood.

You see, cirby, I'm from Hollywood. I have brains!  Hollywood is where movies and TV shows are made.  I'm from Hollywood.
 
2014-07-23 09:49:07 AM  

bekovich: I was at the art school in Bristol when banks was starting to get popular. I thought he was crap back then but all the art teachers were wanking themselves with glee thinking they had a secret 'real artist's in their midst. But then, these were the people that called Tracy emin an 'artist'. Kinda put a lot of real artists off of perusing their love. Fast forward in time, the few people I keep in contact with from art school are estate agents, drunks, or work at dominoes. Or a mixture of three prior mentioned careers.


So the teachers were right?
 
2014-07-23 09:50:08 AM  

digistil: THX 1138: digistil: Yeah, if I were to guess, I'd say there's a reasonable chance that's him. How many people in Jamaica (where I believe that pic was taken) look like that AND use stencils for street art (as seen in the pic)? But really, I'd be sad if he were truly outed.

Yep, that's the Jamaica photo.  But who knows, it's ten years old now and he's got to look somewhat different at this point.  I also wouldn't be surprised if he changed his personal look to some degree as a result of that photo.

The funny thing I remember about that photo is the photographer posting it online and saying something along the lines of, 'I caught that loser Banksy!! Look!! LOOK!!!! He looks like a complete pompous asshole, just like I knew he would. What a piece of scum!!!'


He just looks like a normal guy. And he's dressed like a mechanic. That photographer must have an anxiety attack anytime he takes his car in for servicing.
 
2014-07-23 09:52:27 AM  
You aren't really making art unless you're attracting critics.
 
2014-07-23 10:00:15 AM  

LemSkroob: Hawnkee: RVanZant: The problem.Found it,I have.

"You don't think that's a crime?" reporter Jeff Deal asked.
"Hey listen, it's not a crime," Rodriguez-Cruz's father said.

I was going to post the same thing. Looks like the fail runs strong in that family.

I'm guessing education is not going to be a high priority in a hispanic family with a hyphenated last name.


I am guessing that in Spanish/Hispanic countries that people use both their family names and when they come here that is how it is preserved. Also on my wife's paperwork the US hyphenated her last names.
 
2014-07-23 10:08:05 AM  

Moopy Mac: digistil: THX 1138: digistil: Yeah, if I were to guess, I'd say there's a reasonable chance that's him. How many people in Jamaica (where I believe that pic was taken) look like that AND use stencils for street art (as seen in the pic)? But really, I'd be sad if he were truly outed.

Yep, that's the Jamaica photo.  But who knows, it's ten years old now and he's got to look somewhat different at this point.  I also wouldn't be surprised if he changed his personal look to some degree as a result of that photo.

The funny thing I remember about that photo is the photographer posting it online and saying something along the lines of, 'I caught that loser Banksy!! Look!! LOOK!!!! He looks like a complete pompous asshole, just like I knew he would. What a piece of scum!!!'

He just looks like a normal guy. And he's dressed like a mechanic. That photographer must have an anxiety attack anytime he takes his car in for servicing.


Yeah. It was pretty clear the photographer was actually describing himself.
 
2014-07-23 10:17:17 AM  
If these two are comparable then Banksy is shooting the game winning three of the championship and this dude is building brick houses in his mom's driveway.
 
2014-07-23 10:21:27 AM  

msP: THX 1138: digistil: Thought his name was Robert Banks and from Bristol, England.
There's a theory that this is him.  Not many (if any) other photos out there:
I would like to think Banksy is someone much sexier than that guy.


Yeah, we all know that Banksy looks more like this. Here he is cooling off a little, after working up a sweat finishing his latest art work.

www.achotelexperts.com
 
2014-07-23 10:24:48 AM  

cryinoutloud: msP: THX 1138: digistil: Thought his name was Robert Banks and from Bristol, England.
There's a theory that this is him.  Not many (if any) other photos out there:
I would like to think Banksy is someone much sexier than that guy.

Yeah, we all know that Banksy looks more like this. Here he is cooling off a little, after working up a sweat finishing his latest art work.

[www.achotelexperts.com image 230x288]


Here's Bansky's latest self-portrait:
lsd.dula.tv
 
msP
2014-07-23 10:32:15 AM  

cryinoutloud: msP: THX 1138: digistil: Thought his name was Robert Banks and from Bristol, England.
There's a theory that this is him.  Not many (if any) other photos out there:
I would like to think Banksy is someone much sexier than that guy.

Yeah, we all know that Banksy looks more like this. Here he is cooling off a little, after working up a sweat finishing his latest art work.

[www.achotelexperts.com image 230x288]


Good - that's more like it.
 
2014-07-23 10:34:52 AM  
To be fair one is independently wealthy with lawyer(s) and PR people, the other probably not so much so.

It's ALLL GOOOD!
 
2014-07-23 10:48:57 AM  
Graffiti is not art and these criminals need to eradicated. I mean wiped from the earth. Hosed with gasoline and set in fire
 
2014-07-23 11:01:44 AM  
that's why you do it without getting caught,   and when you do it,  you might want to make it look presentable like banksy happens to do;  he goes in prepared and does simple, quick & appealing work.
 
2014-07-23 11:04:38 AM  
If it's any consolation to the perp, I don't consider what Banksy does to be art.
 
2014-07-23 11:09:58 AM  

Hebjamn: I bet a lot of people would pay Banksy.


Yeah, maybe a ten-year-old might.
 
2014-07-23 11:17:18 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Graffiti is not art and these criminals need to eradicated. I mean wiped from the earth. Hosed with gasoline and set in fire


Art is communication.  You don't have to like either the method or the message.
 
2014-07-23 11:35:25 AM  
In my neighborhood, we started adding "SUCKS" to any graffiti tags. So if "RTMISS" tagged a sign, we added "SUCKS" underneath it.

Our neighborhood is now relatively graffiti-tag free.

YMMV.
 
2014-07-23 11:37:39 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Maybe it's because this douchebag is a lowlife tagger and not a graffiti "artist" by any stretch of the imagination.


I agree. Big difference between a cool mural and someone's name. There is a state park near me which has a bunch of abandoned buildings nearby and some of the graffiti there would qualify as art. (Well.....not great art, but pretty cool pics anyway. Example: until very recently there was a pic of a Smurf painted on a chimney, it has been there since the 80's anyway....)
 
2014-07-23 12:36:24 PM  
Heh, I used to battle that guy when I was traveling through FLA.

/his handstyles suck.
 
2014-07-23 12:39:16 PM  
Wonder how pissed these asshats would be if someone painted shiat on the walls of there home.
 
2014-07-23 12:44:16 PM  

MaliFinn: Clemkadidlefark: Graffiti is not art and these criminals need to eradicated. I mean wiped from the earth. Hosed with gasoline and set in fire

Art is communication.  You don't have to like either the method or the message.


And artists are commissioned to make public murals. They don't have to resort to defacing property and trespassing.
 
2014-07-23 01:16:43 PM  
The only appropriate response to Banksy and other graffiti artists taggers.

"Spit"
 
2014-07-23 01:29:57 PM  

bhcompy: MaliFinn: Clemkadidlefark: Graffiti is not art and these criminals need to eradicated. I mean wiped from the earth. Hosed with gasoline and set in fire

Art is communication.  You don't have to like either the method or the message.

And artists are commissioned to make public murals. They don't have to resort to defacing property and trespassing.


Prostitutes are paid too, but that doesn't mean amateurs like you don't fark.
 
2014-07-23 02:34:10 PM  
spacebison.com
 
2014-07-23 02:48:01 PM  
Obligatory

And check out the ITG comments on this one. Reminds me of how the guy who invented Skate Stoppers received death threats. I hope that wall coating catches on.
 
2014-07-23 02:52:46 PM  
Two wrongs don't make a right.  Prosecute anyone for this vandalism if an owner's charges are brought against them.  Harumph!
 
2014-07-23 03:57:14 PM  

fireclown: LemSkroob: I'm guessing education is not going to be a high priority in a hispanic family with a hyphenated last name.

Why not?  That's a really weird combination of stereotypes.


Uninspired trolls are uninspired.

/ most latinos have two last names
 
2014-07-23 04:26:36 PM  
FTFA : "Hey listen, it's not a crime," Rodriguez-Cruz's father said.

The give me your address and let me paint whatever crap I want on your house.

Oh, you don't own a house or a car, you just rent and take the bus?  Why am I surprised.
 
2014-07-23 05:17:49 PM  

Boo_Guy: Sounds like the father needs to have his house tagged,  then see if he still thinks it's not a crime.


i think, if they make the FATHER perform and pay for all the re-painting of his sons tags, somehow the message will come across to both of them.
 
2014-07-23 06:20:19 PM  

JuggleGeek: FTFA : "Hey listen, it's not a crime," Rodriguez-Cruz's father said.

The give me your address and let me paint whatever crap I want on your house.

Oh, you don't own a house or a car, you just rent and take the bus?  Why am I surprised.


I'm guessing "you are surprised" because in general you are a racist asshole. Probably proud of it too, if your post is any indication.
Hooray for racism! different colored people are better than other people!
 
2014-07-23 09:23:43 PM  

Hoopy Frood: Monet does it and it sells at Sotheby's for $54 million. Your aunt Shirley does it and Salvation Army throws it out.


It's not about the Monet, Monet, Monet...
 
2014-07-23 11:08:25 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I'm guessing "you are surprised" because in general you are a racist asshole. Probably proud of it too, if your post is any indication.
Hooray for racism! different colored people are better than other people!


What does race have to do with it?  Graffiti "artists" come from all races.  The common denominator is that they think it's okay to spray paint their crap on stuff that other people own.  And almost none of them own anything of their own.

I didn't say a thing about race.
 
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