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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 20 Oct 21 7.15am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

At the start of this year, I managed to see a Banksy at St Leonards. (see photo).

some gimp had tried to paint over it within a couple of days. Thankfully, Hastings Council had already covered it with a protective screen

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 20 Oct 21 7.19am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Having moved locations, the other day I saw another Banksy. Again by the seaside, it depicts a pink lighthouse on top of two large rocks.

Let's hop the local council get this protected ASAP

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 20 Oct 21 8.47am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Is Banksy the darling of the media establishment ( BBC etc ) because of his political angle ?

The greatness of an artist is as much to do with all the spin as anything else.

Try looking at renaissance 500 portraits ? now slip a copy of the Mona Lisa in among them. Show all 501 Portraits to a tribesman from, say, Papua New Guinea......and ask him which picture is worth a thousand times the price of some of the others.

he won't get it.

there are hundreds of clowns at art college just as talented as Banksy.


try doing a graffiti-show if you lean to the right , and see how long your art lasts ? even if the technical expertise is pretty good.

Since Ancient Rome, artists have always sold their soul to the devil for 30 pieces of silver. Banksy is no different.

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Pay for a BBC TV license ? yeah, right.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 20 Oct 21 9.07am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I quite like his stuff he has a sense of humour.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 20 Oct 21 9.21am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I quite like his stuff he has a sense of humour.

well i do like the picture of the two policemen snogging. To clarify my point above. Lots of the stuff of Banksy is good. Its the media fawning all over him that irks.

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Pay for a BBC TV license ? yeah, right.

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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 20 Oct 21 10.22am Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

Vandalism by any other name.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 20 Oct 21 10.48am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by stuckinbristol

Vandalism by any other name.

He can vandalise my garage door any time, his paintings go for millions.

 


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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 20 Oct 21 10.56am Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

He can vandalise my garage door any time, his paintings go for millions.

More likely to get it done by one of his 'disciples' costing you a wedge to get it removed/painted over.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 20 Oct 21 11.04am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Never seen one in the flesh, but I do have a book of his most famous work. Love what he does and where he does it.

My favourite is, of course, Girl With Balloon that shredded as soon as it was sold at auction for £1.04m. [Link]

Recently been sold again for £18.5m!

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 20 Oct 21 2.00pm Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

On a trip to Israel a couple of years back we took the A rather scary bus ride into Bethlehem. My wife wanted to see the church, I wanted to see the Banksy work on the wall. Whilst there we visited Banksy’s hotel. Pretty cool.

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 20 Oct 21 2.03pm Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Is Banksy the darling of the media establishment ( BBC etc ) because of his political angle ?

The greatness of an artist is as much to do with all the spin as anything else.

Try looking at renaissance 500 portraits ? now slip a copy of the Mona Lisa in among them. Show all 501 Portraits to a tribesman from, say, Papua New Guinea......and ask him which picture is worth a thousand times the price of some of the others.

he won't get it.

there are hundreds of clowns at art college just as talented as Banksy.


try doing a graffiti-show if you lean to the right , and see how long your art lasts ? even if the technical expertise is pretty good.

Since Ancient Rome, artists have always sold their soul to the devil for 30 pieces of silver. Banksy is no different.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (20 Oct 2021 8.59am)

But that's art right. Is it ever judged on its technical execution? Maybe at A level.

Banksy captures the zeitgeist, which gives him cultural currency.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 20 Oct 21 7.12pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Having moved locations, the other day I saw another Banksy. Again by the seaside, it depicts a pink lighthouse on top of two large rocks.

Let's hop the local council get this protected ASAP

Haha


As for his art, I do find him to be very creative it how he articulates his point, regardless of whether I always agree with him. It's as much the 'who he is' aspect that keeps him in the news I'd say.


 

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