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Banksy 'artwork' vandalised

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Shedman, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

  2. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    An improvement.
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  3. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    No it isn't. In a poor area of town, a row of three terraced houses has been re-rendered and painted cream. One of them is the home of a kid I used to teach. Some subhuman selfish piece of s*** has sprayed signature graffiti in black paint over all three houses. It isn't possible to hide it by just painting over it. It's as if seeing something looking nice sparks off the need to deface it.
  4. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    Perhaps some people don't think "it" looks nice.
  5. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    I think it's sad and just screams the attitude 'Look what I can do? Aren't I clever?'

    A sad, sad person.
  6. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    It's graffiti art: I thought the whole point was that it should provoke a response and find it unsurprising that the response should be further graffiti.
    xmal, magic surf bus, Shedman and 3 others like this.
  7. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    It is a shame. I hate most graffiti, the vast majority of it is utter garbage and a blight on wherever it appears, any one can be a vandal it's not difficult, selfish *****.
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    There is no doubt (in my mind anyway) that Banksy is a very talented artist. Take, for example, his "Devolved Parliament" painting of chimpanzees overtaking the House of Commons.


    However, an uncommissioned 'guerrilla painting' on the side of a building without the freeholder's knowledge or permission is, in my view, nothing more than vandalism.

    So here...


    we have two pieces of vandalism.
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  9. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    Banksy. Ten to a penny.
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  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    How do you know he didn't seek permission for that piece?
  11. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    He's supposed to be anonymous...unlikely.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    This is the part that I want to know.

    If the homeowner gave consent then it's vandalism. If they didn't then it's just double the vandalism.
  13. WB

    WB Senior commenter

    Isn't the concept of graffiti being vandalised something of an oxymoron?
  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Presumably Banksy started out somewhere, somehow, possibly by spraying low quality stuff on walls, and covering over others' efforts in the process. You'd think he'd be happy that someone else is starting out on the same career path, but he probably isn't.

    Then again, it's a long-established tradition among graffiti artists:

    I bet Big Bull was well p*ssed off when that upstart Running Horse turned up in the neighborhood around 20,000 years ago.
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  15. ms honey

    ms honey Occasional commenter

    I wish Banksy would 'vandalise' my property
  16. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Yep. Its just another piece of graffiti art. Its not meant to be permanent. Banksy probably doesnt care, the 'work' has been photographed and documented . Job done. Ephemeral and now its destroyed. So what? The landlord didnt ask for it on his/her property and the local young taggers probably have no respect for Bansky and view him as an old git establishment figure.
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  17. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Would you like hundreds of graffiti tourists outside your house taking selfies?
  18. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    You like middle of the road?

    I'll send him round with magnolia.
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  19. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    BUT the people who lived in the houses I mentioned were happy the landlord had gone to the trouble of doing them up. Some uninvited other ruined it for them all.
  20. install

    install Star commenter

    Might have been Banksy for all we know?

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