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  • Calypsocookie: And...
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    Article says they covered it with perspex, which has was then sprayed. So hopefully, still there, underneath.

    /2 types of people: those who make society better, those who make it worse
  • mjjt: Calypsocookie: And...
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    /it's gone

    Article says they covered it with perspex, which has was then sprayed. So hopefully, still there, underneath.

    /2 types of people: those who make society better, those who make it worse


    I think you're correct.

    I mean technically it's covering one graffiti with another but one is actually serving a purpose in most people's eyes. Other people could argue art is art.

    Personally I don't get involved in these arguments because I'd rather be doing anything but.

    /so there
  • It means he committed an act of vandalism.
  • LAW AND ORDER!

    The UK needs to mobilize the Coldstream guards or whatever to protect against vandals.
  • It's pretty simple in the instance of graffiti: it's either ALL art or NONE of it is.
  • In July, a coronavirus-inspired Banksy artwork appeared on a London Tube train. A series of rats were stencilled around a carriage wearing face masks, sneezing or clutching hand sanitiser in a piece named If You Don't Mask, You Don't Get.

    LOLWUT?
  • Calypsocookie: And...
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    The bike is a nice touch.
  • Bslim: It's pretty simple in the instance of graffiti: it's either ALL art or NONE of it is.


    No, it's not that simple. Scrawling "Buzz wuz here" on a wall is graffiti, but it isn't art. It's a broad term.
  • mjjt: Calypsocookie: And...
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    /it's gone

    Article says they covered it with perspex, which has was then sprayed. So hopefully, still there, underneath.

    /2 types of people: those who make society better, those who make it worse


    From BBC News:
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-n​o​ttinghamshire-54582846
  • Bslim: It's pretty simple in the instance of graffiti: it's either ALL art or NONE of it is.


    You sound fun at parties.
  • Just means Robert Del Naja is bored because Massive Attack probably isn't touring during COVID. :p
  • EdgeRunner: Bslim: It's pretty simple in the instance of graffiti: it's either ALL art or NONE of it is.

    No, it's not that simple. Scrawling "Buzz wuz here" on a wall is graffiti, but it isn't art. It's a broad term.


    Exactly. Banksy made art. The other guy  blacked it out and put his initials. He destroyed art and signed his name.

    If the second guys work is art, then stealing and burning the Mona Lisa is performance art.
  • Is the Mona Lisa the same if it's painted on a garage door in an alley?
  • Kinan: Is the Mona Lisa the same if it's painted on a garage door in an alley?


    Ask Chuy.

    He painted Pied Pipers corporate logo on a garage door and then sold it to Gavin Belson for $500,000.
  • Kinan: Is the Mona Lisa the same if it's painted on a garage door in an alley?


    By the way. The Mona Lisa is literally painted on a little peice of wood that could have very well been a barn door.

    the Mona Lisa: It's little and painted on wood.
  • I've seen it. It was also the artist's wood I'm pretty sure, not some strangers.
    How about if I paint some art on your car door?
    It may not be worth half a million...yet. But banksy started there, too.
  • Leishu: Just means Robert Del Naja is bored because Massive Attack probably isn't touring during COVID. :p


    He needs to get his butt into the studio and make another Massive Attack album. I still remember how awesome his live show was here a few years ago. United snakes rattled the building. Just unmitigated awesomeness. Kinds of reminds me of seeing a the prodigy(rip Keith) and how loud it was. Could hear that shiat a few blocks away from the theater.
  • Let me know when Banksy gets COVID and starts tagging.
  • paulleah: Kinan: Is the Mona Lisa the same if it's painted on a garage door in an alley?

    By the way. The Mona Lisa is literally painted on a little peice of wood that could have very well been a barn door.

    the Mona Lisa: It's little and painted on wood.


    The Moaning Lisa is a daytime dancer at the Slippery Pole club.  She is not much to look at but her performance is worth a couple of dollars thrown at her.  Men, please keep your distance, Covid has nothing to do with this warning, like I said she just is not much to look at.
  • paulleah: EdgeRunner: Bslim: It's pretty simple in the instance of graffiti: it's either ALL art or NONE of it is.

    No, it's not that simple. Scrawling "Buzz wuz here" on a wall is graffiti, but it isn't art. It's a broad term.

    Exactly. Banksy made art. The other guy  blacked it out and put his initials. He destroyed art and signed his name.

    If the second guys work is art, then stealing and burning the Mona Lisa is performance art.


    There have been artists who actually do take valuable objects and destroy them, calling it "art". Ai Weiwei is fawned over for taking ancient Chinese pottery and smashing it.

    Ironically, when someone took one of his works of art (a Ming vase splattered over with paint) and smashed it, it was "vandalism".

    I argue that art lies in the intention. Which is why I loathe Banksy so much. Yeah dude, society bad. Thanks for painting that on a wall for us, else we'd have never worked that out.
  • ModernLuddite: There have been artists who actually do take valuable objects and destroy them, calling it "art". Ai Weiwei is fawned over for taking ancient Chinese pottery and smashing it.

    Ironically, when someone took one of his works of art (a Ming vase splattered over with paint) and smashed it, it was "vandalism".

    I argue that art lies in the intention. Which is why I loathe Banksy so much. Yeah dude, society bad. Thanks for painting that on a wall for us, else we'd have never worked that out.


    I'm never sure if Banksy did it deliberately, but his stuff is genius. He creates artwork that follows the establishment line in the UK, while using the most rebellious form of art. So the establishment think he's being edgy and challenging power, when really, he's endorsing it.
  • ModernLuddite: paulleah: EdgeRunner: Bslim: It's pretty simple in the instance of graffiti: it's either ALL art or NONE of it is.

    No, it's not that simple. Scrawling "Buzz wuz here" on a wall is graffiti, but it isn't art. It's a broad term.

    Exactly. Banksy made art. The other guy  blacked it out and put his initials. He destroyed art and signed his name.

    If the second guys work is art, then stealing and burning the Mona Lisa is performance art.

    There have been artists who actually do take valuable objects and destroy them, calling it "art". Ai Weiwei is fawned over for taking ancient Chinese pottery and smashing it.

    Ironically, when someone took one of his works of art (a Ming vase splattered over with paint) and smashed it, it was "vandalism".

    I argue that art lies in the intention. Which is why I loathe Banksy so much. Yeah dude, society bad. Thanks for painting that on a wall for us, else we'd have never worked that out.


    Yeah. The KLF burned 1 million British pounds at the Brit Awards.

    Stupid people are stupid
  • paulleah: ModernLuddite: paulleah: EdgeRunner: Bslim: It's pretty simple in the instance of graffiti: it's either ALL art or NONE of it is.

    No, it's not that simple. Scrawling "Buzz wuz here" on a wall is graffiti, but it isn't art. It's a broad term.

    Exactly. Banksy made art. The other guy  blacked it out and put his initials. He destroyed art and signed his name.

    If the second guys work is art, then stealing and burning the Mona Lisa is performance art.

    There have been artists who actually do take valuable objects and destroy them, calling it "art". Ai Weiwei is fawned over for taking ancient Chinese pottery and smashing it.

    Ironically, when someone took one of his works of art (a Ming vase splattered over with paint) and smashed it, it was "vandalism".

    I argue that art lies in the intention. Which is why I loathe Banksy so much. Yeah dude, society bad. Thanks for painting that on a wall for us, else we'd have never worked that out.

    Yeah. The KLF burned 1 million British pounds at the Brit Awards.

    Stupid people are stupid


    It's the same as those guys who wait in long lines for the newest iPhone or Playstation or whatever, and then smash it front of all the people outside. There's no statement there beyond "I don't care about this thing you care so much about, so I'm going to destroy it just to get an easy reaction." That's not art, it's just being a dick. When those assholes rode around to premiere release nights of Harry Potter books so they could shout out spoilers to children, nobody called them "artists" either.

    Critiques can be an artform, and destruction that leads to the creation of something new can also be art, but there's no craft involved in just wrecking stuff.
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