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(London Evening Standard)   Fans told to not expect art to shred or explode at auction, because apparently now that needs to be said   ( standard.co.uk) divider line
    More: Amusing, Auction, selling multiple Banksy, Banksy work, Banksy story  
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2564 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Oct 2018 at 4:05 PM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-10-10 12:18:30 PM  
They didn't say it wouldn't spontaneously combust!
 
2018-10-10 02:53:28 PM  
What about the penguin on top of my television!
 
2018-10-10 04:07:09 PM  
Yeah, well, just TRY to keep me from exploding in my pants...

/I really like art
 
2018-10-10 04:07:33 PM  
We're still talking about this fraud?
 
2018-10-10 04:09:51 PM  
It's a good thing that art auctions are just a glorified tax avoidance scheme, otherwise the purchaser might actually care about the destruction of the newly purchased painting.

Adam Ruins Everything - How the Fine Art Market is a Scam | truTV
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2018-10-10 04:10:55 PM  
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2018-10-10 04:13:44 PM  
People like what they like, but I don't really understand the hype around Banksy. Good artist, good gimmick, but this level of fandom seems off to me.
 
2018-10-10 04:15:06 PM  
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2018-10-10 04:16:11 PM  
All 3 of these Banksy originals i purchased last week spontaneously self-shredded as soon as I got them home right after all the security cameras exploded in an electrical overload.  Strangest thing.  I believe this triples their value.

Anyway...I'll be putting them back up at auction again in 2 weeks.
 
2018-10-10 04:20:36 PM  

Unobtanium: What about the penguin on top of my television!


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2018-10-10 04:21:16 PM  

MrBonestripper: We're still talking about this fraud?


Do you have a fraud preference?
 
2018-10-10 04:21:28 PM  
So their publicity stunt backfired and now no one wants to bid on his "art"?

That's pretty funny
 
2018-10-10 04:23:39 PM  
Also, I'm going to open a car dealership where I load random cars with explosives.
As soon as you sign on the dotted line...BOOM! It'll be AWESOME!
 
2018-10-10 04:23:39 PM  

abhorrent1: So their publicity stunt backfired and now no one wants to bid on his "art"?

That's pretty funny


FTFA:
"What I have seen is that enquiries to buy for Banksy's work have increased noticeably since Friday night."
 
2018-10-10 04:24:55 PM  

busy chillin': abhorrent1: So their publicity stunt backfired and now no one wants to bid on his "art"?

That's pretty funny

FTFA:
"What I have seen is that enquiries to buy for Banksy's work have increased noticeably since Friday night."


Idiots gonna idiot.
 
2018-10-10 04:25:21 PM  

abhorrent1: Also, I'm going to open a car dealership where I load random cars with explosives.
As soon as you sign on the dotted line...BOOM! It'll be AWESOME!


It's about time we get some privately owned Tesla dealerships.
 
2018-10-10 04:25:28 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: People like what they like, but I don't really understand the hype around Banksy. Good artist, good gimmick, but this level of fandom seems off to me.


You must not be old enough to remember Warhol.
 
2018-10-10 04:28:04 PM  

abhorrent1: busy chillin': abhorrent1: So their publicity stunt backfired and now no one wants to bid on his "art"?

That's pretty funny

FTFA:
"What I have seen is that enquiries to buy for Banksy's work have increased noticeably since Friday night."

Idiots gonna idiot.


Why are they idiots?
 
2018-10-10 04:29:15 PM  

Unobtanium: What about the penguin on top of my television!


Intercourse the penguin.
 
2018-10-10 04:30:57 PM  

UsikFark: HotWingConspiracy: People like what they like, but I don't really understand the hype around Banksy. Good artist, good gimmick, but this level of fandom seems off to me.

You must not be old enough to remember Warhol.


Warhol spent at least as much time proving P.T. Barnum right as he did producing "art".
 
2018-10-10 04:31:02 PM  

abhorrent1: busy chillin': abhorrent1: So their publicity stunt backfired and now no one wants to bid on his "art"?

That's pretty funny

FTFA:
"What I have seen is that enquiries to buy for Banksy's work have increased noticeably since Friday night."

Idiots gonna idiot.


Jeeez, you  sound like a grumpy old man. What are you care, it's not your money?
 
2018-10-10 04:41:25 PM  

busy chillin': abhorrent1: busy chillin': abhorrent1: So their publicity stunt backfired and now no one wants to bid on his "art"?

That's pretty funny

FTFA:
"What I have seen is that enquiries to buy for Banksy's work have increased noticeably since Friday night."

Idiots gonna idiot.

Why are they idiots?


Because they fall for silly publicity stunts and will now willingly pay twice as much for something they probably didn't even care about before there was a "viral video".

Those type of people are a marketers dream. They probably have a house full of "As Seen on TV" products.
 
2018-10-10 04:45:27 PM  

abhorrent1: busy chillin': abhorrent1: busy chillin': abhorrent1: So their publicity stunt backfired and now no one wants to bid on his "art"?

That's pretty funny

FTFA:
"What I have seen is that enquiries to buy for Banksy's work have increased noticeably since Friday night."

Idiots gonna idiot.

Why are they idiots?

Because they fall for silly publicity stunts and will now willingly pay twice as much for something they probably didn't even care about before there was a "viral video".

Those type of people are a marketers dream. They probably have a house full of "As Seen on TV" products.


Potassium
 
2018-10-10 04:50:38 PM  
It had to be Banksy who bid on the painting or this makes no sense.
 
2018-10-10 04:51:16 PM  

abhorrent1: busy chillin': abhorrent1: busy chillin': abhorrent1: So their publicity stunt backfired and now no one wants to bid on his "art"?

That's pretty funny

FTFA:
"What I have seen is that enquiries to buy for Banksy's work have increased noticeably since Friday night."

Idiots gonna idiot.

Why are they idiots?

Because they fall for silly publicity stunts and will now willingly pay twice as much for something they probably didn't even care about before there was a "viral video".

Those type of people are a marketers dream. They probably have a house full of "As Seen on TV" products.


And again, as noted earlier in the thread, this is all a big fat tax avoidance scam. Whatever the "art" is is completely irrelevant, only that your accountants/lawyers can prove to the IRS that it's worth a huge write off. Now that the art is destroying itself, it's even MORE valuable b/c you can scam insurance companies, too.
 
2018-10-10 04:54:56 PM  

UsikFark: HotWingConspiracy: People like what they like, but I don't really understand the hype around Banksy. Good artist, good gimmick, but this level of fandom seems off to me.

You must not be old enough to remember Warhol.


I saw an episode of antiques roadshow where a lady who was now in her 60s had bought an original andy warhol in the early mid 1960's, WHILE she was in her early 20s as a student. The part I didnt understand is how the hell she came up with the equivalent of $25,000 at that age to spend on a bland piece of art from an artist that was obscure at the time and let it sit for 40 years.
 
2018-10-10 05:06:31 PM  

probesport: Unobtanium: What about the penguin on top of my television!

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BURMA!
 
2018-10-10 05:06:37 PM  

Dead_Cat_In_A_Tophat: UsikFark: HotWingConspiracy: People like what they like, but I don't really understand the hype around Banksy. Good artist, good gimmick, but this level of fandom seems off to me.

You must not be old enough to remember Warhol.

I saw an episode of antiques roadshow where a lady who was now in her 60s had bought an original andy warhol in the early mid 1960's, WHILE she was in her early 20s as a student. The part I didnt understand is how the hell she came up with the equivalent of $25,000 at that age to spend on a bland piece of art from an artist that was obscure at the time and let it sit for 40 years.


I can understand why you would doubt this, but if she was in the New York City area it's not inconceivable she knew Warhol directly or through acquaintances and got the print (was it a print?) that way. Artists don't sell every piece they make...
 
2018-10-10 05:07:45 PM  

Dead_Cat_In_A_Tophat: UsikFark: HotWingConspiracy: People like what they like, but I don't really understand the hype around Banksy. Good artist, good gimmick, but this level of fandom seems off to me.

You must not be old enough to remember Warhol.

I saw an episode of antiques roadshow where a lady who was now in her 60s had bought an original andy warhol in the early mid 1960's, WHILE she was in her early 20s as a student. The part I didnt understand is how the hell she came up with the equivalent of $25,000 at that age to spend on a bland piece of art from an artist that was obscure at the time and let it sit for 40 years.


New York has almost as many "hip" trust fund kids as it does rats.
 
2018-10-10 05:26:24 PM  
Sometimes when I drink too much I get a Banksy in my pantsky.
 
2018-10-10 05:42:31 PM  
How about musical performances?
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/not enough MP references yet
 
2018-10-10 06:26:48 PM  
Fans? Can I bring one of those big "We're #1" foam fingers to art auctions now?
 
2018-10-10 06:29:37 PM  
The Magic Christian Auction Scene
Youtube C8shpirOIvo

/ almost a Python reference
 
2018-10-10 06:34:13 PM  
I'm going to create a piece of ironic art called "Entropy" and it will involve feeding shredded canvas into the frame and a solid sheet of blank canvas will come out.
 
Oak
2018-10-10 06:49:54 PM  

MBooda: How about musical performances?
[img.fark.net image 480x368]
/not enough MP references yet


What musical art shredding might look like:

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2018-10-10 06:57:12 PM  
anyone who gives the art world a big eff you is pretty cool to me. took their money and gave them nothing, other than a neat frame. that's pretty bad ass.
 
2018-10-10 07:24:15 PM  

The Flexecutioner: anyone who gives the art world a big eff you is pretty cool to me. took their money and gave them nothing, other than a neat frame. that's pretty bad ass.


If I was the winning bidder I wouldnt pay if I thought it lost value, the auction house failed to deliver the piece in tact as it was when the gavel hit and their hands were on it as it was damaged. Why would anyone not contest the payment when the piece is no longer "the piece".
 
2018-10-10 07:40:31 PM  
A whole lot of you seem to not understand high art.

As is to be expected.
 
2018-10-10 07:48:14 PM  
if it was me, id try to salvage it by taking all the shreds, reassembling them, mounting them back into the frame with the shredder turned off and selling it as a moment in history type piece. no one could possibly buy it without knowing the whole story. that kind of thing.
 
2018-10-10 07:59:11 PM  

MBooda: How about musical performances?
[img.fark.net image 480x368]
/not enough MP references yet


Monty Python: Exploding Blue Danube
Youtube zP8Kah6vXsQ
 
2018-10-10 08:20:07 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: A whole lot of you seem to not understand high art.

As is to be expected.


What I'm wondering is, what if I happened to have or acquire a photo of the piece before it was shredded, and I printed it out on an inkjet printer and got a $100 frame for it? Would Banksy come and blow up my house (apartment actually)?
 
2018-10-10 08:25:13 PM  

The Flexecutioner: anyone who gives the art world a big eff you is pretty cool to me. took their money and gave them nothing, other than a neat frame. that's pretty bad ass.


Suppose someone used photos of it to construct something that looked like it before it was shredded. Could the artist sue for infringement? Should they? Would it be ironic?
 
2018-10-10 08:34:21 PM  
Spanky, Banky, whatever his name is, is now just a tired, worn out hack who has become everything that he stood against when he was just some mildly talented street artist.
 
2018-10-10 09:15:43 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: It's a good thing that art auctions are just a glorified tax avoidance scheme, otherwise the purchaser might actually care about the destruction of the newly purchased painting.

[YouTube video: Adam Ruins Everything - How the Fine Art Market is a Scam | truTV]


Your video doesn't support your premise.
 
2018-10-10 09:44:06 PM  

Mock26: Spanky, Banky, whatever his name is, is now just a tired, worn out hack who has become everything that he stood against when he was just some mildly talented street artist.


Yeah, aren't we all.
Blah, blah, blah.
 
2018-10-10 10:46:26 PM  
I'm glad that I'm alive during the escapades. Say what you will.
 
2018-10-10 11:35:42 PM  

Shryke: DarkSoulNoHope: It's a good thing that art auctions are just a glorified tax avoidance scheme, otherwise the purchaser might actually care about the destruction of the newly purchased painting.

[YouTube video: Adam Ruins Everything - How the Fine Art Market is a Scam | truTV]

Your video doesn't support your premise.


You're full of crap and didn't watch the video. At 3:02 it is referencing how art can be used for money laundering, at 3:22 they refer to the usage of the assumed value of artwork donated to museums to be used as a "tax write-off" by wealthy people.
 
2018-10-11 10:57:22 AM  

abhorrent1: Also, I'm going to open a car dealership where I load random cars with explosives.
As soon as you sign on the dotted line...BOOM! It'll be AWESOME!


You just described the experience of purchasing a lower end Chevy. I check the wiring about once a month for any new signs of burning. And I've become a master at splicing and soldering.
 
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