Banksy

Posted by jeremyclarke on September 16, 2006 · General

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I’ve always been intrigued by Banksy a graffiti/street artist, but never really looked into it. These are some of my favorites from a show he had which, luckily, someone toook a ton of photos of.

Link to photos page. There’s a bunch of celebrity photos at the beginning, scroll down to see the actual works.

I’m impressed by how acutely relevant the re-interpretations of old images and themes are, as well as how efficiently Banksy communicates really complex ideas about modern problems while still remaining openly funny. He’s kind of throwing the bullshit in its own face, making it look easy.

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(via BoingBoing)

Posted by jeremyclarke on September 16, 2006 · General

6 Comments

  1. mira

    my favorite is the brooklyn video

    http://www.banksy.co.uk/films/index.html

    September 16th, 2006 at 2:46 pm

  2. Tim

    Am I the only one thinking that Bansky might not be only one individual?

    September 17th, 2006 at 7:57 pm

  3. Jeremy Clarke

    I was going based on his Wikipedia page. Completely up for debate though. Also, I’m not sure if it makes a difference in terms of the quality of the ideas, is that what you mean? Or are you just doing some amateur investigative journalism? We should do more of that, it’s like being paranoid freaks but with an excuse!

    September 18th, 2006 at 7:44 am

  4. sachi

    jeremy,
    you shouldn’t promote graffilthy.

    September 21st, 2006 at 10:42 am

  5. Kevin

    That poem is awesome.

    October 10th, 2006 at 10:27 pm

  6. Boris

    You do know we have the Banksy book at the office eh? :)
    Sachi: fight the advertisers on the same turf; which technically is your/our turf, which they have invaded with their crap. ;)

    October 15th, 2006 at 3:50 pm

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