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  • Banksy in NYC

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    "There are four lights!"

  • #2
    That third one with the two kids is pretty damn good.
    If it pays, it stays

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
      That third one with the two kids is pretty damn good.
      The funny bit was him selling his signed artwork for $60 a pop at a stand and having few takers.

      Of course, he likes to poke fun at the art world. He likes to poke fun at just about everything, now that I think about it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
        The funny bit was him selling his signed artwork for $60 a pop at a stand and having few takers.

        Of course, he likes to poke fun at the art world. He likes to poke fun at just about everything, now that I think about it.

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        I heard about that, but had never heard of him. Interesting. Some of his stuff is really good, but I do like his cleverness.
        Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
        Robert Southwell, S.J.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
          I heard about that, but had never heard of him. Interesting. Some of his stuff is really good, but I do like his cleverness.
          You might recognize some of his stuff without knowing it was him. My avatar is one. Here are a few others that are borderline iconic:












          And just because I am a guy .....


          "There are four lights!"

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          • #6



            Now that's funny! I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
            Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
            No one will be denied:
            Big law suits and bathroom toots;
            We're all getting Dixie-fried.
            But somewhere Hank and Lefty
            Are rollin' in their graves
            While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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            • #7
              Mayor Knotted Bloomer is upset.
              Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
              No one will be denied:
              Big law suits and bathroom toots;
              We're all getting Dixie-fried.
              But somewhere Hank and Lefty
              Are rollin' in their graves
              While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Adam View Post
                "Art is art, and nobody’s a bigger supporter of the arts than I am. I just think there are some places for art and there are some places [not for] art. And you running up to somebody’s property or public property and defacing it is not my definition of art. Or it may be art, but it should not be permitted. And I think that’s exactly what the law says."


                It is a pretty strong argument.

                To be honest, I am ambivalent about what Banksy does. But it is art and the aesthetic progeny of the Pop Art movement. He's (supposedly) a Brit, but his stuff is 20th Century American with 21st Century moralizing.
                "There are four lights!"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                  "Art is art, and nobody’s a bigger supporter of the arts than I am. I just think there are some places for art and there are some places [not for] art. And you running up to somebody’s property or public property and defacing it is not my definition of art. Or it may be art, but it should not be permitted. And I think that’s exactly what the law says."


                  It is a pretty strong argument.

                  To be honest, I am ambivalent about what Banksy does. But it is art and the aesthetic progeny of the Pop Art movement. He's (supposedly) a Brit, but his stuff is 20th Century American with 21st Century moralizing.
                  I generally agree with the idea that graffiti is not a good thing, it just seems like Bloomberg once again has his priorities all out of whack and his focus is all wrong.

                  The one with the beaver that I like is a prime example of this: he's worried about someone (rather cleverly, IMO) putting a small beaver next to a downed sign, but he's not focused on the myriad of gang tags on that same wall. Tagging is symptomatic of a much deeper problem, and it's a pretty good indicator of when an area is going to be in trouble. Worry about the taggers first, and use them to break up gangs. THEN worry about the random yahoo who spray-paints "fuck you" on a wall because they're mad at the world or whatever. After you've dealt with those two problems, then worry about whether there's a problem with someone who does this:






                  And I somehow missed this one yesterday:






                  That's pretty funny. It reminds me of this:


                  Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                  No one will be denied:
                  Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                  We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                  But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                  Are rollin' in their graves
                  While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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                  • #10
                    Edward. is awesome!
                    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

                    -John Locke

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                    • #11
                      May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                      Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                      And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                      may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                      • #12
                        The Banality of the Banality of Evil

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                        "There are four lights!"

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                        • #13
                          It's not too late to get that Halloween costume for tonight.


                          Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                          No one will be denied:
                          Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                          We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                          But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                          Are rollin' in their graves
                          While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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                          • #14
                            Halloween win!
                            "There are four lights!"

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