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 Post subject: Banksy
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:41 pm 
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Perhaps a parable of our times.

Someone has been buying up properties with Banksy's 'urban art' on the wall, removing it and selling it to the international art market.

So who is the fool? The art dealer, the dozy agent or the numpty who didn't know what he owned?


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 Post subject: Re: Banksy
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:51 am 
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The so-called 'urban art' is in fact nothing more than criminal damage and should have been over painted as soon as it appeared - problem solved.


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 Post subject: Re: Banksy
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:48 am 
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greg wrote:
The so-called 'urban art' is in fact nothing more than criminal damage and should have been over painted as soon as it appeared - problem solved.

In Banksy's case, the art involved is too good for that fate. The execution is near perfect, and the social comment is a phenomenon that cannot be ignored. I regret that this street-art has become a commodity. It should be listed - if only temporarily - wherever it appears. It should be removed only if it is disfigured - and it's significant that Banksy's efforts are rarely vandalised. He is our modern Hogarth, and is never less than witty. Let him jest in peace.


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 Post subject: Re: Banksy
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:25 am 
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Senex Iracundus wrote:
In Banksy's case, the art involved is too good for that fate. The execution is near perfect, and the social comment is a phenomenon that cannot be ignored.

But was it done with consent? If not, I agree with Greg - it's vandalism. It's a virus that must be resisted, and widespread in much of urban - and suburban - Australia.

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 Post subject: Re: Banksy
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:24 am 
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greg wrote:
The so-called 'urban art' is in fact nothing more than criminal damage and should have been over painted as soon as it appeared - problem solved.

That stuff was called “graffiti” when I was a kid.

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 Post subject: Re: Banksy
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Revolutionist wrote:
greg wrote:
The so-called 'urban art' is in fact nothing more than criminal damage and should have been over painted as soon as it appeared - problem solved.

That stuff was called “graffiti” when I was a kid.



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