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Yay Banksy

Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
edited June 2013 in The bottom bracket
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    So I wonder how much more money he'll make from putting that "art" in the public space then?
  • usedtobefastusedtobefast Posts: 145
    Love it.
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    bompington wrote:
    So I wonder how much more money he'll make from putting that "art" in the public space then?

    :D

    There are people out there (not cyclists obviously :wink: ) who miss the bigger picture and need it pointing out to them, so I think it's a positive thing to do.

    Advertising aint art, it's craft.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    What's it supposed to be?
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,543
    bompington wrote:
    So I wonder how much more money he'll make from putting that "art" in the public space then?

    You're such a cynic. I'm not judging you, just making an observation. :)
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  • Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    Well bomps, maybe you can ask him to display something in that big fancy art gallery that Dundee needs liek a hole in the head..

    I like it, is new? (am not always up to date with these things..)
  • marylogicmarylogic Posts: 355
    Love it :)
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    What a load of w4nk.
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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    MattC59 wrote:
    What a load of w4nk.

    Thank you Melvyn Bragg :lol::lol::lol:
    MattC59 wrote:
    ...modern art. Frankly, I just don't understand it !!

    Tracy Emmin's bed............. f*ck off !!!
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    MattC59 wrote:
    What a load of w4nk.

    +1

    When I see modern art I am mindful of the kid's tale,'The King' New Clothes'. It cries out for someone to shout what everyone else is thinking.
    So well done Matt, I agree. It is a pile of shite.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    Yeah, that makes sense. The artist who daubs his work on public walls in self promotion has a pop at advertisers. :lol:
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,680
    It's alright, it's not like he's saying anything particularly insightful regards advertising. Wouldn't surpise me it's something that's been done or thought of before but gone un-noticed as the artist wasn't Banksy!
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    I love Banksy's work, here one of my favourites...


    Banksy-Street-Art-Lifestyle-Out-Stock-1.jpg
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    More of a

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    guy myself.
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Basically, it's just a bit of a whine (or coke :D ). An incorrect whine as well.
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Ballysmate wrote:
    MattC59 wrote:
    What a load of w4nk.

    It is a pile of shite.

    No, you're thinking of Chris Ofili :roll:
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    team47b wrote:
    Ballysmate wrote:
    MattC59 wrote:
    What a load of w4nk.

    It is a pile of shite.

    No, you're thinking of Chris Ofili :roll:

    That's a BIG pile of shite. :lol:
  • mbthegreatmbthegreat Posts: 179
    Reminds me of the situationalist slogan

    "They are trying to sell you happiness. Steal it."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,319
    bompington wrote:
    So I wonder how much more money he'll make from putting that "art" in the public space then?

    Surprised at the twin reaction to this.

    He is making a statement. If he wasn't famous for what he does, would he have more or less impact?
    If Aung san suu kyi gets power, has she just been simply promoting oneself for no other reason?
    John Lennon wrote the song 'imagine'. He was already rich and very famous - does that mean that the words and the message has less meaningful?

    If we all become so cynnical and absolutist, how is anything going to change ?
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    John Lennon wrote the song 'imagine'. He was already rich and very famous - does that mean that the words and the message has less meaningful?

    I am sure that I can't be the only one who imagined the song to be, as Matt so succinctly put it, a load of [email protected]
  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    Is that a genuine Banksy? I thought he just daubed on walls, mostly graffiti without the owner's permission.
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Is that a genuine Banksy? I thought he just sold prints of his work in galleries to students at "Uni" and then pocketed the cash to fund a seriously wealthy lifestyle?

    Or is that just me?
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