14 October, 2008

This is why I Hate Banksy


He is a pretentious boring officeworker rich boy who thinks he has some right make any kind of social comment, when his art is tired, uninspired and pretty much just a plea for attention and fame. Banksy is part of the system he is so arrogantly critiscising. If this dude was still on the street, and doing work that was more than a gimmick, maybe he'd have some credibility, but he's getting his work sold in auctions for millions, and getting paid to graffiti stuff now so, shut up sellout.

Bansky is not only a part of the "modern art" scene, he is also ruining the credibility of whats left of street art now, and the popularity of his work just propels us further down the spiral of "art for fame" where kids only make paste ups in the hope of doing a collab with nike someday.

Go die, banksy, or at least say something positive. Seriously the creative people of the world arent sitting around spouting wisdom about what's wrong with art or music or culture, there are out there doing shit, and they arent getting paid millions to do it.

17 comments:

Errol Hoffman said...

I really really like what has been said here. I think Banksy has made such a great point about how advertising has attracted so many brilliant creative minds to Graphic Design/Web Design. After watching the Art:21 series it can be a little frustrating seeing such enormous amounts of time, money, effort and gallery space go to people who really don't have anything to tell other than that they like comics, toys, were raised in an interesting household etc. and had some of these minds been channeled toward this sort of creativity more important messages might be conveyed. He doesn't really mention that the lines between the design/advertising school of thought and the more fine arts approach are blurring and that many important messages are being told through certain advertising campaigns. Maybe he's looking in the wrong place for what he wants to see.

Anonymous said...

BANKSY IS A AMAZING ARTIST NO ONE SAYS OTHER, UNLESS THEY ARE JEALOUS (you) OF HIS ART!

Anonymous said...

BANKSY IS A AMAZING ARTIST NO ONE SAYS OTHER, UNLESS THEY ARE JEALOUS (you) OF HIS ART! PS: HE IS STILL ON THE STREET!!!!!!! U THOUGHT THAT?! (WOW!) that is sad.....

Anonymous said...

banksy is amazing. he may focus on disturbing things...but he tries to show a message through his art. and whoever is dull and immature enough to ignore that, then your VERY stupid.

Anonymous said...

BANKSY MIGHT BE STRANGE IN ART BUT HES CRAZY AWESOME ALSO HE MIGHT MAKE STUFF ILLEGAL BUT I THINK ITS COOL(UNLIKE YOU)HES JUST AMAZING AS A GRAFFITI ARTIST

Meridian said...

banksy is just a lazy copy cat. anyone heard of SEEN? he's been doing the exact same stuff as banksy (but better) since the SEVENTIES!!

Anonymous said...

Why don't you say something positive.

Anonymous said...

I loveeeeeee bANKKKSSSSS, i iz doing a essay on hisss, i look up him. I THINK I WANT TO MARRYYY HIMMMMMM

Anonymous said...

BARBABBEELLLLL BAARRRRBEELLLLL, i love Banks. Your bere out of order to dis talet bro....U mad???????? he HAS A BIG FINGERRRR

Anonymous said...

Bitch please, Banksy is a legend.

But nice to hear your opinion.

Anonymous said...

Bitch please, Banksy is a legend.

But nice to hear your opinion.

Kristin huds said...

Whatever all other person think about it but whenever we see this street work we have to say Wow what a cool stuff, what do you think..

yourwallart

Anonymous said...

Banksy seems like one of those self-obsessed people himself. Another liberal with NPD, like all his whiny fantards who want to shut up all criticism of him like the fascists they are.
Go die, Banksy, you miserable, self-righteous, misanthropic, anarchist sucmbag.

Anonymous said...

Stupid anons. Really, you sound like the stupid people he was talking about yet you defend him. Bravo Errol!

Anonymous said...

banksy is a shit evil torturer

i hate isfps.

Anonymous said...

Huh! Look sorry, he's not in the league is he? Try da Vinci? Rembrandt? Warhol? Art and illusion done to death and a basically v. average technique, the twitter lite version of art. I prefer the true graffiti from those left with no other voice, like "We teach all hearts to break" in Fitzroy, Melbourne. This guy's the trendoid void of the PC shallow end, and Shakespeare in breadth and depth, he ain't. Sooooo over it.. totally over it. Go away and stop cluttering our landscape - you've had your day.

Anonymous said...

eckhart tolle is a paedophile. banksy was abused by tolle as a child & began graffiti as a method of empowerment.