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Obviously, click (or hover) here only if you want to know.
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I don't know who any of these people or groups are.
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lgoldberg wrote:
I don't know who any of these people or groups are.


and I am not clear how the slip up of a common first name reveals it is this particular person with that first name.

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Oh okay, I'll admit it: I'm Banksy.

Now, will you just leave me be? I've got some stencils to make.
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Are they going to make him clean that shit up now?
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Oops. I would have never guessed it was someone I've heard of. Cool.
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Hey, how about that?
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wifwendell wrote:
Oh okay, I'll admit it: I'm Banksy.

Now, will you just leave me be? I've got some stencils to make.


I'm Banksy, and so's my wife.
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I'm prepared to make an official statement that I am not, and have never been, Banksy. Any rumors you have heard to the contrary are just that, rumors, with no basis in fact.
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I'm glad. I don't like banksy, I think he and his fans think he's deep and his paintings are meaningful, when they're very surface-level.
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I'm glad. I don't like banksy, I think he and his fans think he's deep and his paintings are meaningful, when they're very surface-level.


Well, it's bloody hard to get paint to go much beneath the surface, I can tell you!
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lgoldberg wrote:
I don't know who any of these people or groups are.


Yep, that whole article might as well have been in a foreign langauge.
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BeyondMonopoly wrote:
lgoldberg wrote:
I don't know who any of these people or groups are.


and I am not clear how the slip up of a common first name reveals it is this particular person with that first name.



Its been a theory for a while, new Banksy pieces quite often get found on the last day they are touring in a city
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Tadpoleface wrote:
BeyondMonopoly wrote:
lgoldberg wrote:
I don't know who any of these people or groups are.


and I am not clear how the slip up of a common first name reveals it is this particular person with that first name.



Its been a theory for a while, new Banksy pieces quite often get found on the last day they are touring in a city

Ah, the missing key piece of info. Thanks, that helps it make more sense.
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Okay, I was curious enough to Google "banksy" images and see what the fuss is about. Obviously a talented artist. Some of the subjects are cute, some very crass. All of them are placed without permission presumably, so it's all criminal behavior. I don't think anyone would be comfortable with a burglar loose in the world who broke into people's homes in the middle of the night and mopped the floor. A good thing done a bad way, is a bad thing.
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But ART!!!!!
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Banksy: I'm bored.

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Banksy: Nah, I'm not feelin' it, mate.

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Banksy: What if I'm...

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Banksy: What if I'm... actually a rock star.

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lgoldberg wrote:
Okay, I was curious enough to Google "banksy" images and see what the fuss is about. Obviously a talented artist. Some of the subjects are cute, some very crass. All of them are placed without permission presumably, so it's all criminal behavior. I don't think anyone would be comfortable with a burglar loose in the world who broke into people's homes in the middle of the night and mopped the floor. A good thing done a bad way, is a bad thing.


I'd be very comfortable with someone painting a work worth thousands of pounds on the side of my house in the middle of the night though!
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lgoldberg wrote:
Okay, I was curious enough to Google "banksy" images and see what the fuss is about. Obviously a talented artist. Some of the subjects are cute, some very crass. All of them are placed without permission presumably, so it's all criminal behavior. I don't think anyone would be comfortable with a burglar loose in the world who broke into people's homes in the middle of the night and mopped the floor. A good thing done a bad way, is a bad thing.


I'd be very comfortable with someone painting a work worth thousands of pounds on the side of my house in the middle of the night though!


But it's only worth thousands to someone who believes it is. To me, and probably a lot of other folks, it's nothing but graffiti, same as the 'tagging' that defaces many things in the urbanscape, and should be painted over. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if what I behold isn't beautiful or meaningful to me, I consider it worthless.
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But it's only worth thousands to someone who believes it is. . .
Congratulations. You just summarized the entire art collection market.
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. . . and arguably the entirety of modern economics.
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This is a *great* documentary/mockumentary. It's never quite clear which it is.
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HiveGod wrote:


Was coming to post this.
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