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(Guardian)   Banksy graffiti defaced by bike thief   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-11-23 5:33:43 AM  
You sure it was someone that didn't get the theme and just removed and threw away a junk bike to tidy it up?
 
2020-11-23 5:41:45 AM  
Maybe someone can paint one on the wall.
 
2020-11-23 5:42:23 AM  
Difficulty: Defacing what's already a defacement.
 
2020-11-23 6:05:07 AM  
It's street art. It is supposed do be destroyed. Painted over, demolished, renovated. It's fleeting! Don't try to turn it into Parthenon.
 
2020-11-23 6:07:42 AM  

Bslim: Difficulty: Defacing what's already a defacement.


D*Face may be a suspect.
 
2020-11-23 6:08:50 AM  

LaChanz: You sure it was someone that didn't get the theme and just removed and threw away a junk bike to tidy it up?


Smarted and funnied, 'modern' art being mistaken for garbage never gets old
 
2020-11-23 6:19:16 AM  
Banksy turned doing a good thing into a bad thing.

Anywhere else in the country, if you dispose of an abandoned and broken bike, that is a good thing.

Banksy: making life seem worse since 1997
 
2020-11-23 6:47:51 AM  

dready zim: Banksy turned doing a good thing into a bad thing.

Anywhere else in the country, if you dispose of an abandoned and broken bike, that is a good thing.

Banksy: making life seem worse since 1997


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2020-11-23 7:02:26 AM  

LaChanz: You sure it was someone that didn't get the theme and just removed and threw away a junk bike to tidy it up?


Done in one.
Most possibly an unaware city worker.

Second possibility: someone who needed a new gear set on his bike.
 
2020-11-23 7:52:10 AM  

Grahor: It's street art. It is supposed do be destroyed. Painted over, demolished, renovated. It's fleeting! Don't try to turn it into Parthenon.


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(Just a Photoshop)
 
2020-11-23 8:21:38 AM  
you can make the argument that in a gallery a broken down bike is part of an art installation.  when it is on the street it's just trash and a tripping hazard. the bike didn't get stolen, someone just some junk off the sidewalk.
 
2020-11-23 8:38:55 AM  
Look, like everything of Banksy's, it's the reaction he's after. Somehow the fact that a ruined bike was 'nicked' will be sending him giddy right now.
 
2020-11-23 8:41:56 AM  

tom baker's scarf: you can make the argument that in a gallery a broken down bike is part of an art installation.  when it is on the street it's just trash and a tripping hazard. the bike didn't get stolen, someone justaccidentally some junk off the sidewalk.


FTFY

/know your classics
 
2020-11-23 8:53:29 AM  
"Speculation grew after it sprang up on the corner of Rothesay Avenue in the Lenton district on 13 October, until the enigmatic graffiti artist confirmed he was its creator - leading sightseers to queue to visit it."

TFA implies people only wanted to see it after they found out it was done by Banksy.  If I was an unknown artist I'd once again be angry that people are superficial.  That work of art was no better because of who created it.  Its value is certainly influenced by its creator, but its beauty or affect on the viewer is not.
 
2020-11-23 8:56:57 AM  
Banksky took the bike. And now all these butthurt people are part of his "art".
 
2020-11-23 9:10:47 AM  
If I want to see graffiti I'll head back to NYC
 
2020-11-23 9:40:44 AM  

uttertosh: Look, like everything of Banksy's, it's the reaction he's after. Somehow the fact that a ruined bike was 'nicked' will be sending him giddy right now.


Suppose he's the one with the key to the lock?
 
2020-11-23 9:41:58 AM  
Unless it has a plaque next to it with the pieces name on it, it's just street trash.
 
2020-11-23 10:30:59 AM  
Maybe the owner of the building has put it in a safe place, in anticipation of a future auction.
 
2020-11-23 10:46:47 AM  
Is it so farkin hard to find an old bike, take a wheel off and chain it to the post?

Can one of you farkers who live nearby take care of this so people quit pulling their hair out and gnashing their teeth?
 
2020-11-23 11:23:49 AM  
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My first thought was "While the missing bicycle detracts from the narrative, that melting Gaudi-looking building behind the girl is a nice addition."

I should probably get my eyeglass prescription updated.
 
2020-11-23 11:25:06 AM  
In fact, I redub thee Girl Hula Hooping and Day-Dreaming of Liquid Architecture
 
2020-11-23 11:42:17 AM  

brap: [i.guim.co.uk image 445x267]

My first thought was "While the missing bicycle detracts from the narrative, that melting Gaudi-looking building behind the girl is a nice addition."

I should probably get my eyeglass prescription updated.


That's a reflection off the protective plastic cover.
 
2020-11-23 2:04:10 PM  
FTA:

The council had protected the mural with clear plastic sheeting, but it was also targeted with spray paint at least twice.    "It's really saddening there are people like that who want to destroy his art, what are they going to achieve from it?" Sansom said.

Hmmmm....  Maybe it was abstract graffiti, as a sharp commentary on the triteness of Banksy's imagery?
 
2020-11-23 3:58:17 PM  

American Decency Association: dready zim: Banksy turned doing a good thing into a bad thing.

Anywhere else in the country, if you dispose of an abandoned and broken bike, that is a good thing.

Banksy: making life seem worse since 1997

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That is the exact expression I have when yet another bansky story appears in the news.

Except for the one where he was hoisted by his own petard regarding copyright and trademark.

then I was like:

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2020-11-23 4:05:22 PM  

suid: FTA:

The council had protected the mural with clear plastic sheeting, but it was also targeted with spray paint at least twice.    "It's really saddening there are people like that who want to destroy his art, what are they going to achieve from it?" Sansom said.

Hmmmm....  Maybe it was abstract graffiti, as a sharp commentary on the triteness of Banksy's imagery?


i.pinimg.comView Full Size


It's in a public space, it gives you no choice whether you see it or not, you can do whatever you like with it. It's yours to take, rearrange, and reuse.

Anyone who fails to see these pieces as anything other than an advert that advertises banksy and raises the price of other bansky pieces simply does not understand modern advertising.

He rearranges the world to put himself in front of you, he never asked for your permission, don't ask for his or anyone else's to spray your own art over the top of it.

You are not forbidden to touch them.
 
2020-11-23 4:06:49 PM  

brap: [i.guim.co.uk image 445x267]

My first thought was "While the missing bicycle detracts from the narrative, that melting Gaudi-looking building behind the girl is a nice addition."

I should probably get my eyeglass prescription updated.


IMO it looks better with the Dali abstract buildings behind.
 
2020-11-23 5:31:00 PM  

dready zim: American Decency Association: dready zim: Banksy turned doing a good thing into a bad thing.

Anywhere else in the country, if you dispose of an abandoned and broken bike, that is a good thing.

Banksy: making life seem worse since 1997

[Fark user image 618x412]

That is the exact expression I have when yet another bansky story appears in the news.

Except for the one where he was hoisted by his own petard regarding copyright and trademark.

then I was like:

[i.pinimg.com image 498x280] [View Full Size image _x_]


well, congrats. you're more of an unwitting participant than you may realise.  your reactions, along with his supporters in the thread, are a good sign that his art is doing its job.
 
2020-11-23 7:39:40 PM  

American Decency Association: dready zim: American Decency Association: dready zim: Banksy turned doing a good thing into a bad thing.

Anywhere else in the country, if you dispose of an abandoned and broken bike, that is a good thing.

Banksy: making life seem worse since 1997

[Fark user image 618x412]

That is the exact expression I have when yet another bansky story appears in the news.

Except for the one where he was hoisted by his own petard regarding copyright and trademark.

then I was like:

[i.pinimg.com image 498x280] [View Full Size image _x_]

well, congrats. you're more of an unwitting participant than you may realise.  your reactions, along with his supporters in the thread, are a good sign that his art is doing its job.


I never claimed it did not work, I merely pointed out that was what it was.

It is not possible to avoid playing the game, it is only possible to be aware that it is a game.
 
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