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Banksy and his special status in the graffiti world

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chojin, 15 Jul 2020.

  1. plasmahal

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    YES.
     
  2. a1ex2001

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    his work is generally pretty thought provoking and I can't help but be drawn to it, I don't put it in the same category as idiots mindlessly tagging everything in sight I see it more as a form of protest but I can see how others would disagree. I do think he is slowly loosing his edge but that seems to happen to a lot of artists be they musicians, painters etc as they age and mellow, it is hard to be young and angry when you are middle aged and comfortable!
     
  3. BigNev

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    LBC listener?

    Its an interesting debate for sure but I lean towards it not being defaced.
     
  4. cheesyboy

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    Nope. I've been having the same argument for years :D

    This from a 2014 thread:
     
  5. SexyGreyFox

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    It could be said that they missed an opportunity here.
    They could have sold that carriage for way more than a new one would cost (maybe).
     
  6. Tefal

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    Tag looks utterly ****.


    Shame somone didn't damask him restrain him and hold him for police
     
  7. BigNev

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    Confused...i said it isnt defaced?
     
  8. cheesyboy

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    You asked if I was an LBC listener. I assumed it was a recent topic on there.
     
  9. Martynt74

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    I assume he meant he's not an LBC listener.

    I'd still class it as defaced. Someone could come and render my entire house. It'd probably increase it's value but it's not what i want and it'd then require work to remove it. I imagine having a Banksy on your outer wall would be the same. Same if someone came and plated my car in inch thick 24kt gold.
     
  10. Yadda

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    Not my favourite Banksy but it made me smile.

    If rat snot dripping down the walls reminds people to wear a mask then I think it's a good thing.
     
  11. BigNev

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    Ohhh i thought you were disagreeing with my post lol.

    It was discussed on LBC and James OBrien had the same opinion as you.
     
  12. jpaul

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    The government could commission banksy for pro-mask images ... maybe he already works for Add agencies.
    clunk click every trip, think once think twice, don't die of ignorance. don't be an aerosol
     
  13. BowdonUK

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    The cops can trace pedos through a modified Tor browser, or crack the EncroChat phone system and reveal hundreds of people in the criminal under world, yet apparently nobody can identify who Banksy is? Come off it.

    The media/establishment must think we're thick.