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Banksy....Is it Art or Graffiti ??

Andy_R (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 6th March 2008, 18:25

The elusive Banksy has been in the news recently. Looking at his work I would be honoured if he painted some of his stuff on my wall!

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RE: Banksy....Is it Art or Graffiti ??

David Beckett (Reviewer) posted this on Thursday, 6th March 2008, 18:40

I don`t like the last `piece` in the `outdoor` section but the others are good.



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RE: Banksy....Is it Art or Graffiti ??

Robert Terwilliger (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 6th March 2008, 19:15

Theres a huge difference between the work of banksy and some scrote tagging `kev woz ere` on every wall in a street, There is some fantastic graffiti art about that is as good as any artwork in a gallery. Banksy is an artist, he just produces his work in a different medium. i dont think his work is any less valuable because its on a wall and not on a canvas in a gallery, his work is very clever. Sadly not all of his artwork is appreciated by its `owners` but then graffiti has to by its very nature be unwanted, graffiti in a controlled environment isnt graffiti...Im starting to sound like a snobby art critic lol

Would I want it on the side of my house? I dunno, probably not...but not because its unsightly but because the art has to be in the right context, most of his art interacts with its location, so something in one location wont work the same in another location




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RE: Banksy....Is it Art or Graffiti ??

Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 6th March 2008, 19:32

Some of those are a bit crap, but some are bordering on genius. I usually have a seething hatred for graffiti, but some of those are very impressive, both in terms of artistic skill and comic effect.



RE: Banksy....Is it Art or Graffiti ??

whoot (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 6th March 2008, 20:43

I like a lot of Banksy stuff, and have been into his work for quite a few years - its easy when you work in london - it used to be everywhere

I would f***ing love to have one on the side of my house - it would add a good 20k to its value if nothing else.

His stuff sells for s*** loads.

As for the artist question, well he produces canvas`, one offs prints, screen prints and exhibits in galleries. I saw his crude oils show a couple of years ago and just walked in, these days you couldnt get near a showing..

as for the prints. I have two - am very lucky. I can remember going into a temporary shop to buy my 1st one and had a choice of about ten, including canvases. today those canvases would be worth ten grand.. and at the time i couldnt afford the £250... i do feel a bit gutted that i missed out on buying others that i really liked before the prices went crazy.

having said that, not so sure about some of his recent work.

other people of merit are.
Obey Giant
D*Face
EINE
Miss Van
Faile
Mysterious Al
Mode2

if you like the more creative stuff check them out, and also this site.
Wooster Collective.



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Andy_R (Elite) posted this on Friday, 7th March 2008, 00:03

Just clicked on D*Face and his work is quality also. His work is reminiscent to Banksy`s but you can tell he has his own personal touch.

I`d 100% state that this type of painting is art. A lot would say it`s graffiti. It causes a conflict in opinion. That must be the point to this as a whole.....

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whoot (Elite) posted this on Friday, 7th March 2008, 10:15

I just bought a D*face skateboard! swizz!
There is a guy that does cool star wars things, eelus, check him out on ebay or something.. chewbarber is excellent!



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RE: Banksy....Is it Art or Graffiti ??

Andy_R (Elite) posted this on Friday, 7th March 2008, 12:41

Brilliant! I love the Reservoir Troopers also. Fantastic piece of art. You certainly know your art whoot...!

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whoot (Elite) posted this on Friday, 7th March 2008, 12:45

I just love this sort of thing.. trying to get a little collection while i can.
i have prints by:

mysterious al (i have haters, and it came from)
modern toss (two `work` prints)
banksy (2)
mode 2 (2)
James cauty (2)
eelus (i have the "what you looking at" one, and the bird has chewbarber)
kozyndan (these are really nice and cheap)
invader (1)
Hutch (1)
and, erm. maybe some others.. I cant afford to get them framed at the moment! that costs more than the prints in most cases..






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RE: Banksy....Is it Art or Graffiti ??

Fowler9 (Elite) posted this on Friday, 7th March 2008, 13:12

Not looked at any of his stuff - dont need to, its irrelevant in the grand scheme of my response

If he does his work at the permission of the property owener - its Art (no matter whether it is brilliant or down right awful)

If he does his work with no prior consent from the property owner - its graffitti and vandalism

plain and simple IMO

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