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Banksy Graffiti: A Book About The Thinking Street Artist (PHOTOS)

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  1. THX 1133

    THX 1133 Thread Starter Active Member

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    I'm a big fan of Banksy; seriously great graffiti art worthy of a museum, IMO.
    Socially savvy as an astute observer; Banksy rules...

    From the introduction to "Banksy: You Are An Acceptable Level Of Threat" published by Carpet Bombing Culture, distributed outside of the UK by Gingko Press.

    Graffiti is a form of guerilla warfare. It is a way of snatching power, territory and glory from a bigger and better equipped enemy. Banksy once characterised it as 'revenge.'

    But revenge against who and for what? In the early 1990s we witnessed the rise to power of a political class based on spin and big smiles. Tony Blair declared the class war over. The idea that all you needed to succeed was a positive attitude took hold in the UK as corporate culture grew more and more dominant. Meanwhile the trains were sold off to make millions for a cabal of financiers, largely at the taxpayers expense.

    Here's a link to the article and more pictures;

    Banksy Graffiti: A Book About The Thinking Street Artist (PHOTOS)

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    Lucky London, to have such talent.:righton:

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    So, 20 views and no comments? :confused:
     
  2. po3try

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    yeah i like him. he's from posh stock though I think.
     
  3. THX 1133

    THX 1133 Thread Starter Active Member

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    All I know is his art; that suffices... :smile2:
     
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    have seen a fair bit of his work and appreciate it. a mate of mine i worked with told me who the artist was when I was having a look at some of his work.
     
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    THX 1133 Thread Starter Active Member

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    I don't really know anything about him (I think it's a male) but really appreciate his social commentary artistically expressed. :happy1:
     
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    Graffiti artist Banksy unmasked ... as a former public schoolboy from middle-class suburbia | Mail Online

     
  7. THX 1133

    THX 1133 Thread Starter Active Member

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    ^ Why the vendetta?
     
  8. po3try

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    I have no vendetta, it's being interested in who he is. doesn't make me like his work less. but face it, half the appeal for his work is the mystery.
     
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    THX 1133 Thread Starter Active Member

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    Ha,ha, that's true. For me the art speaks with a resonance to how I view things. I looked him up in wiki and read some. Nothing offensive for me...so far...
     
  10. po3try

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    i havent ever seen anything offensive about him. he's rather loved in the UK.
     

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