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Banksy

Autor(a) de Banksy: Wall and Piece

24+ Works 2,484 Membros 36 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Image credit: Paolo Redwings from London, UK

Séries

Obras por Banksy

Associated Works

DK Children's Book of Art (2009) — Artist — 131 exemplares, 1 crítica
From Style Writing to Art: A Street Art Anthology (2010) — Artist — 12 exemplares
Urban Art: Works from the Reinking Collection (2009) — Artist — 7 exemplares
Urban Discipline 2002: Graffiti-Art (2002) — Artist — 5 exemplares
The Thousands: painting outside, breaking in (2009) — Artist — 4 exemplares
Street-Art: Eine Subkultur zwischen Kunst und Kommerz (2007) — Artist — 3 exemplares
Post-graffiti: Between Street, Art And Commerce (2006) — Artist — 3 exemplares
Call it what you like!: Collection Rik Reinking (2008) — Artist — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Robin Banksy
Robin Banks
Data de nascimento
1974
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
UK
Locais de residência
Bristol, England (probably)
Ocupações
artist
graffiti artist

Membros

Críticas

Banksy.
His work.
Photographed.
With comments by Banksy.
In a book.
This is that book.
 
Assinalado
Camargos_livros | 28 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2023 |
GOMA 30 July 2023. Kate wanted to go and we were heading up to Dundee so we dropped in. Well presented selections from the ants through rats/ chimps up to the ballerina from Ukraine/ current day. Very enjoyable and the book is a good presentation of the show as experienced.
 
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C4RO | Aug 6, 2023 |
Added later: I found it quite moving, his description of being drawn to graffiti the outside of the walls imprisoning the Palestinians and being told off in no uncertain terms by the inhabitants. To beautify the walls is to insult them. Of course. Obvious when you think of it.

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I'm loving this, of course. And it's not that I disagree, exactly, with his messages, but a dominant one is this idea that


The people who truly deface our neighbourhoods are the companies that scrawl their giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff.


Well, okay, but. There is lots of really clever, funny, aesthetically pleasing advertising out there and lots of crap graffiti.

I like the following pictures, taken recently near where I live. I don't find the advertising displeasing juxtaposed with the graffiti. In fact, I don't understand why I'm supposed to find the graffiti pleasing either absolutely or relatively. Banksy's stuff is pictures which either contain words or read like words. I don't see why it is comparable to the first three of these pictures and nor do I see why these three are supposed to represent something more acceptable than the last.











I think blank space is as important as silence. I don't understand why we have a desperate need to fill them up.

Later: and I'm not very happy about this either:


Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions and buy records by the billions. We the people, affect the making and the quality of most of our culture, but not our art.

The Art we look at is made by only a select few. A small group create, promote, purchase, exhibit and decide the success fo Art. Only a few hundred people in the world have any real say. When you go to an Art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires.


Sorry, Banksy, but this is bull. There is a literary canon. There is a notion of 'classical music', both of which are exclusive in exactly the same way you complain about Art.

Just as there is popular music and popular writing, both looked down upon by their respective canons, so too in Art. There is a vast amount of popular art, including graffiti, including cartoons, including street art. People do that, they buy pictures being sold on the side of the road and they love them. They think they have purchased art. The mere fact that the governors of the Tate do not think so is neither here nor there.



… (mais)
 
Assinalado
bringbackbooks | 28 outras críticas | Jun 16, 2020 |
Added later: I found it quite moving, his description of being drawn to graffiti the outside of the walls imprisoning the Palestinians and being told off in no uncertain terms by the inhabitants. To beautify the walls is to insult them. Of course. Obvious when you think of it.

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I'm loving this, of course. And it's not that I disagree, exactly, with his messages, but a dominant one is this idea that


The people who truly deface our neighbourhoods are the companies that scrawl their giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff.


Well, okay, but. There is lots of really clever, funny, aesthetically pleasing advertising out there and lots of crap graffiti.

I like the following pictures, taken recently near where I live. I don't find the advertising displeasing juxtaposed with the graffiti. In fact, I don't understand why I'm supposed to find the graffiti pleasing either absolutely or relatively. Banksy's stuff is pictures which either contain words or read like words. I don't see why it is comparable to the first three of these pictures and nor do I see why these three are supposed to represent something more acceptable than the last.











I think blank space is as important as silence. I don't understand why we have a desperate need to fill them up.

Later: and I'm not very happy about this either:


Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions and buy records by the billions. We the people, affect the making and the quality of most of our culture, but not our art.

The Art we look at is made by only a select few. A small group create, promote, purchase, exhibit and decide the success fo Art. Only a few hundred people in the world have any real say. When you go to an Art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires.


Sorry, Banksy, but this is bull. There is a literary canon. There is a notion of 'classical music', both of which are exclusive in exactly the same way you complain about Art.

Just as there is popular music and popular writing, both looked down upon by their respective canons, so too in Art. There is a vast amount of popular art, including graffiti, including cartoons, including street art. People do that, they buy pictures being sold on the side of the road and they love them. They think they have purchased art. The mere fact that the governors of the Tate do not think so is neither here nor there.



… (mais)
 
Assinalado
bringbackbooks | 28 outras críticas | Jun 16, 2020 |

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Obras
24
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Membros
2,484
Popularidade
#10,327
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
36
ISBN
39
Línguas
12
Marcado como favorito
2

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