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  1. Profile photo of ZukoToph
    ZukoToph Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2007 at 10:20 pm
    Link: Banksy Grafitti Art - I usually am not a big fan of grafitti, but some of these are really good.
  2. Profile photo of firetiger16
    firetiger16 Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:23 am
    I love grafitti
  3. Profile photo of leb0guyy
    leb0guyy Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:25 am
    Wow i loved the phone box one. Really creative ideas on this page
  4. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:28 am
    JOHN MAYER LOOK WHAT YOU`VE PROVOKED!
  5. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:31 am
    "I just want to be a non-conformist like everybody else"

    Awesome link. One thing I don`t get, though. Do they know who this guy is? and if they do, why didn`t he get in trouble for the kissing policemen in the first place but the guys that only filled them in got prosecuted? Is he famous over there, or something?

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    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 2:33 am
    these are really creative. grafitti is awesome , i just love it.
  7. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:34 am
    My dad used to say "They`re so talented. They just express themselves in the wrong way"

    So true.

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    malozorro Male 18-29
    46 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 2:34 am
    Bansky is awesome.

    I love street art.

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    StJimmysgrl Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:45 am
    The artwork is amazing..

    I like the one with the police men kissing. haha.

  10. Profile photo of 1-Up
    1-Up Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:50 am
    These Are The Best Ive Seen
  11. Profile photo of jlittle622
    jlittle622 Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:50 am
    This stuff is sick. It`s not like there is no place for it either. I went to Quebec last year and our tour guide showed us a place that was reserved for grafitti. The city decided that didn`t want vandalism all over the streets so they gave people a place to "express themselves".
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:54 am
    Banksy is well known but not famous, no one truly knows who he is, just his style of street art and the sort. He`s a great artist. But I dont consider it `graffiti` as its a different style
  13. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 3:05 am
    My art teacher in college told us about him. I love him :)
    Also, his website changes constantly. He often deletes things from it, so if you want to keep them you have to save them.
  14. Profile photo of PanicOver
    PanicOver Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 3:08 am
    Older than the internet, but still good.
  15. Profile photo of lestat221
    lestat221 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 3:28 am
    ooh that plane one was really cold, if you ask me...
  16. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 3:35 am
    I`ve thought about getting into graffiti. I love looking at others work.
  17. Profile photo of Ri-Le
    Ri-Le Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 3:42 am
    the street is the graffiti arist`s gallery and the people of the concrete jungle are the spectators. This is the reason why graffiti is done the way it is. However many graffiti artists nowadays do use other mediums other than places in the city where everyone can see.

    Graffiti started out as a way to mark territory in New York between rival gangs and such. It slowly became a street art. People would "bomb" and "tag" subway trains to get their names out there. The trains being subway trains, thousands would see their artwork everyday. Next time you see a "piece" pay attention to where it`s placed.

    Checkout Futura 2000 and the movie Beatstreet if you are interested in delving more into REAL Hip-Hop history/culture.


    -don`t be ignorant, be a scholar.

  18. Profile photo of Ri-Le
    Ri-Le Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 3:53 am
    check out "Bad Meaning Good" too

    btw... I`m not gonna lie... I`d hate for my stuff to be graffitied on cause:

    1. I want my stuff clean.
    2. the deeper meaning to being tagged is you got owned

  19. Profile photo of KBUBBAK
    KBUBBAK Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 3:57 am
    The first bit of graffiti was actually found in pompei, so graffiti has been around for a hell of a lot longer than us!
  20. Profile photo of thecite
    thecite Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 4:15 am
    HA convicted for graffiting over graffiti
  21. Profile photo of thecite
    thecite Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 4:17 am
    pompei? Ancient Egyptian tombs were graffitied, pretty funny how they wrote profanities in heiroglyphics.
  22. Profile photo of KBUBBAK
    KBUBBAK Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 4:28 am
    it is difficult to tell where writing and art turn into grafitti. lol. In pompei there were "tags" in many locations like there are today.....but it does look cooler today
  23. Profile photo of Hecathe
    Hecathe Female 30-39
    44 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 4:43 am
    I loved those grandmothers knitting sweaters! That`s me and my friend when we`re like...80-ish..
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    flamingbambi Female 13-17
    235 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 5:07 am
    i particularly liked the queen sitting on the whore XD
  25. Profile photo of neoretro
    neoretro Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 5:09 am
    Ri-Le, graffiti has much, much deeper roots than rival gangs tagging each others` territory. On top of that, while street art is definitely cemented into the hip-hop scene, it played a prior role in the rock and roll scene as well, before hip-hop emerged and pushed graffiti as part of an underground cultural explosion.
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    neoretro Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 5:16 am
    Banksy`s work is great. He`s a real inspiration to me. Not so much his art, but the message he conveys in each piece. They`re parodies of society. Just like the article in one image implies, he`s become an iconic legend in many cities, so much of his work remains untouched. Private owners of the buildings he bombs proudly display his work and refuse to remove it. However, there`s a bit of controversy over Banksy`s reputation -- former followers feel that he`s become somewhat of a hypocrite and sort of `sold out`.
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 5:33 am
    Let`s face it - MOST graffiti we see is childish vandalism. You can agrue all you want about artistic expression all you want, but putting your name on the side wall of somebody`s garage doesn`t make you an artist - it makes you an A$$hole. Now in the case of Banky, this stuff is actually pretty intelligent, but you can`t blame people for washing over it if it`s on their property or whatnot.
  28. Profile photo of Ri-Le
    Ri-Le Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 6:13 am
    yea I`m aware of the deeper roots but graffiti exploded when hip-hop started incorporating it into the 4 elements, when urban youth got ahold of it in bad ways and stuff. Graffiti was already seen in the rocker scene amongst skaters way before the 70`s when hip-hop started to emerge. It`s plainly a street thing. As far as the pompei thing, I never knew about that. The hieroglyphics...uhhh are you talking about the stories written on the walls? Graffiti is TECHNICALLY illegal defacing and such, however it`s has grown to it`s own genre and style that`s sometimes done on canvas and such.

    Yea simple tags aren`t very impressive unless it`s in a spot where I go "How the hellll did they get up there??" lol. The really impressive stuff are the "Pieces" and "Bombs" where these guys put like hours into one of their works. It could still be their tag name but there`s way more work, effort, and originality.

  29. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 6:54 am
    Isn`t that funny.
    On one of the rat graffitti ones, I took a picture of one obiously along the same bit of the Thames!

  30. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 7:25 am
    he`s been famous for a while here in UK, but no-one knows his name for definite, but it`s most likely Robert Banks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy
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    eyesore Female 13-17
    170 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 8:26 am
    I remember when I visited Hanover once they had this amazing graffiti landscape opposite a playground. It actually looked kind of trippy with loads of mushrooms and stuff but the people who owned the playground liked it so much they decided to keep it for the kids. That`s proper graffiti which actually shows talent. I don`t mind stuff like that as it can actually liven up a town... even the giant signatures can be quite ornate sometimes.
    Also, here`s a link to a graffiti report card off boingboing! Now you can rate the art in your area!

  32. Profile photo of Ebony_Angel
    Ebony_Angel Female 13-17
    82 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 8:53 am
    I was looking through thinking.. hmm this lookas like the kissing policeman guy and then.. there they were! :)

    I like the grim reaper with the smiley face best ^^

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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 9:36 am
    cool
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    drumjunkie13 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 9:41 am
    He`s made MILLIONS, litterally, from selling cavases to famous people, like Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilara.

    Done a school project on him and I personally think he`s sold out... half of his stuff is anti-capitalist, yet he`s obviously capitalised quite well on his shoot into fame

  35. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Classic

  36. Profile photo of absolutmofo
    absolutmofo Female 18-29
    274 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 11:10 am
    Thats art <3
  37. Profile photo of lewisc007
    lewisc007 Male 18-29
    286 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 11:13 am
    These are really good, wish i could do art like that
  38. Profile photo of mikeeegeee
    mikeeegeee Male 18-29
    317 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 11:24 am
    pretty sure he sold one of his prints for 400,000 euros? or pounds or whatever
  39. Profile photo of Ratdog993
    Ratdog993 Female 18-29
    158 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 11:33 am
    That queen one was so funny, I love Banksy.
  40. Profile photo of jd_rOcCa
    jd_rOcCa Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 11:37 am
    some of these are good enough to be on t-shirts. i`d buy it.
  41. Profile photo of JHSpring26
    JHSpring26 Male 18-29
    492 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 11:39 am
    now THAT is urban art!
  42. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 11:46 am
    lol i like the cavemen one with the shopping carts!
  43. Profile photo of ARC123
    ARC123 Female 13-17
    269 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    Bansky is a really good artist. I read an article on him...somewhere...

    I agree with lestat221 about the plane one, though

  44. Profile photo of tccam
    tccam Male 18-29
    11 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    The kissing policemen were really cute. Made my day.
  45. Profile photo of Rofl_Ryan
    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
    185 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    Haha, 2 men arrested 4 painting over the two policemen kissing.
  46. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    now thats all CRAP to me, just vandalism. all of it.
  47. Profile photo of aznsensayshn
    aznsensayshn Male 13-17
    129 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 1:15 pm
    my friend does graffiti like this.. or whatever it is. it`s pretty cool.
  48. Profile photo of sum41chck911
    sum41chck911 Female 13-17
    199 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    well los angeles is graffitied pretty badly, not like this stuff tho, this is art, but in LA its just a bunch of gang crap, los angeles is going downhill...rofl but anyways....those videos under film are pretty funny, especially disneyland, i wouldve loved to see that while on thunder mountain railroad :D best ride everr!
  49. Profile photo of justKatrina
    justKatrina Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    This guy`s awesome. It`s nice when people actually do worthwhile grafitti instead of "F*CK WESTSIDE SS13" or whatever the sh*t.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2007 at 1:53 pm
    B-Hazard:
    "I just want to be a non-conformist like everybody else"

    Awesome link. One thing I don`t get, though. Do they know who this guy is? and if they do, why didn`t he get in trouble for the kissing policemen in the first place but the guys that only filled them in got prosecuted? Is he famous over there, or something?

    --------------------------------

    He`s globally famous now, his own identity is a source of much speculation - nobody knows who it is. His works now sell for £100K a piece easily; Angelina Jolie paid £200K for a major one earlier in the year whilst an Art Student bought one for £300 seven years ago and it sold a week ago for £80,000. Was uninsured; Sotherby`s sent a security van to collect it! Wikipedia him - he has quite an entry. I did like the life size replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee complete with orange jumpsuit he put inside the runaway train ride at Disneyland. How he did that without getting spotted beats me...

  51. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 2:46 pm
    F*ck graffitti! OMG its the UGLIEST form of art EVER! God I just can`t stand it. I don`t even consider it art. Not just that, why should I be forced to look at something so ugly wherever I go because some no-job loser, gang-banger decides he wants me and everybody else to *know his name* or gang affiliation? If I want to see *art* than I should be able to choose what it is that I want to look at. Jezuz I would rather go to a museum because if I don`t like something, I can just move on to the next or just not go at all. Graffitti is ugly, its NOT art and it forces a person to look at it. I live in a city where thats all I see. It`s ugly and it`s not right. So anyone who responds negatively to this comment, don`t waste my time because I don`t give a sh/`it at anything you say,

    *end rant* ... lol

  52. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 2:49 pm
    i`m fine with graffiti, except if they just write something instead of spraying an actual picture (because their graffiti writing is pretty ugly), or if they spraypaint a naked person or something stupid like that.
  53. Profile photo of StopSmiling
    StopSmiling Female 13-17
    331 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    Banksy. What a legend.

    I borrowed a book from the library about him and.. I don`t know, it was just incredible. I didn`t understand everything he said but a lot of it was true and it was good to see art that had meaning but was available to anyone, not just some rich blokes and their middle class families.

  54. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    beautifal poingnat art
  55. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    bad set-up.
  56. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    yea those were good
  57. Profile photo of irishgreen
    irishgreen Female 13-17
    26 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    I heart Banksy.
    He`s brilliant.
  58. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    The 2nd one has to be my favourite.
  59. Profile photo of Stephness
    Stephness Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 7:18 pm
    Some People rave about `Abstract art` to me thats just a bunch of scribbles on a page. Those pictures are talented awesomeness! At least you can actually tell what they are! I loved them! hehe! V.cool 8-)
  60. Profile photo of maneaterx3
    maneaterx3 Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2007 at 7:43 pm
    Those are beautiful.
  61. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 10:08 pm
    i hate graffiti because my cousin is always going around spraypainting and writing on everything.
  62. Profile photo of ZoKtorR
    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 5:45 am
    larajunky

    Have you even looked at his work? The things he did on the Israeli-Palestine wall on the West Bank? That`s just... beautiful. I can`t see how you would find that uglier than just the plain concrete.

  63. Profile photo of ZoKtorR
    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
    177 posts
    June 22, 2007 at 5:46 am
    And "the ugliest form of art ever"??

    Have you ever heard Cher?

  64. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    June 22, 2007 at 8:09 am
    That`s simply genius.
    Clear and crisp artwork, done with spray cans, I`m impressed.
  65. Profile photo of matrixie
    matrixie Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 11:18 am
    i love this guy! i remember seeing the in the newspaper about his kissing policemen being destroyed.
  66. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    June 22, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    those kissing policemen are 10 minutes away
  67. Profile photo of phobophobic
    phobophobic Female 13-17
    45 posts
    June 22, 2007 at 4:54 pm
    Cool.
  68. Profile photo of mikish23
    mikish23 Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 8:15 pm
    have the americans only just found this?
  69. Profile photo of YUP_IM_BORED
    YUP_IM_BORED Female 13-17
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    June 23, 2007 at 12:24 am
    I love this. Some graffiti just makes things look dirty, when un-talented thugs paint crap on already pee-ridden walls..but this...this is different, it actually means something, I love it.
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    Ian2332 Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2007 at 1:09 am
    Banksys been my favorite stencil artist for so long, hes unbelievable. If all graffiti was as good as that im pretty sure it wouldnt be a neusence.
  71. Profile photo of ZoKtorR
    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
    177 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 8:25 am
    nuisance
  72. Profile photo of blue_mess
    blue_mess Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    wow, anti-social, but clever ppl!
  73. Profile photo of Hitchhiker42
    Hitchhiker42 Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2007 at 10:56 pm
    oh i absolutely love street art. for all of those who opose...stop whining! either don`t look or gouge your own eyes out.
  74. Profile photo of aly_tenspeed
    aly_tenspeed Female 13-17
    24 posts
    July 15, 2007 at 5:52 pm
    i`m into street art a whole lot
    my boyfriend introduced me to banksy, i love his work :)
    i haven`t looked through all of them yet, but a personal favorite of mine is the guy looking at a picture in an art gallery and the picture says, `why do you morons buy this poo?`
    :)

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