Banksy Grafitti Art

Submitted by: ZukoToph 9 years ago
http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/horizontal_1.htm

I usually am not a big fan of grafitti, but some of these are really good.
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Female 24
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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Male 61
oh i absolutely love street art. for all of those who opose...stop whining! either don`t look or gouge your own eyes out.
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Male 315
wow, anti-social, but clever ppl!
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Male 177
nuisance
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Male 23
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.
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Female 195
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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Male 20
have the americans only just found this?
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Female 45
Cool.
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Male 1,237
those kissing policemen are 10 minutes away
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Female 718
i love this guy! i remember seeing the in the newspaper about his kissing policemen being destroyed.
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Male 382
That`s simply genius.
Clear and crisp artwork, done with spray cans, I`m impressed.
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Male 177
And "the ugliest form of art ever"??

Have you ever heard Cher?

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Male 177
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.

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Female 2,084
i hate graffiti because my cousin is always going around spraypainting and writing on everything.
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Female 488
Those are beautiful.
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Female 6
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-)
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Female 1,002
The 2nd one has to be my favourite.
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Female 26
I heart Banksy.
He`s brilliant.
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Male 1,364
yea those were good
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Male 1,193
bad set-up.
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Male 1,825
beautifal poingnat art
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Female 331
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.

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Female 1,398
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.
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Female 1,832
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

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Male 1,803
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?

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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...

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Female 1,007
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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Female 199
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!
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Male 129
my friend does graffiti like this.. or whatever it is. it`s pretty cool.
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Male 10,440
now thats all CRAP to me, just vandalism. all of it.
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Male 185
Haha, 2 men arrested 4 painting over the two policemen kissing.
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Male 11
The kissing policemen were really cute. Made my day.
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Female 269
Bansky is a really good artist. I read an article on him...somewhere...

I agree with lestat221 about the plane one, though

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Female 525
lol i like the cavemen one with the shopping carts!
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Male 492
now THAT is urban art!
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Male 98
some of these are good enough to be on t-shirts. i`d buy it.
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Female 158
That queen one was so funny, I love Banksy.
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Male 317
pretty sure he sold one of his prints for 400,000 euros? or pounds or whatever
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Male 286
These are really good, wish i could do art like that
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Female 274
Thats art <3
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Male 908

Classic

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Male 36
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

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Male 4,393
cool
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Female 82
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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Female 170
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!

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Male 988
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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Female 2,220
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!

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Male 8
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.

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Male 319
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.
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Male 446
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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Male 446
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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Female 235
i particularly liked the queen sitting on the whore XD
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Female 44
I loved those grandmothers knitting sweaters! That`s me and my friend when we`re like...80-ish..
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Male 4
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
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Male 554
pompei? Ancient Egyptian tombs were graffitied, pretty funny how they wrote profanities in heiroglyphics.
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Male 554
HA convicted for graffiting over graffiti
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Male 4
The first bit of graffiti was actually found in pompei, so graffiti has been around for a hell of a lot longer than us!
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Male 8
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

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Male 8
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.

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Male 699
I`ve thought about getting into graffiti. I love looking at others work.
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Male 213
ooh that plane one was really cold, if you ask me...
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Male 50
Older than the internet, but still good.
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Female 3,562
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.
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Male 2,216
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
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Male 20
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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Male 291
These Are The Best Ive Seen
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Female 33
The artwork is amazing..

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

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Male 46
Bansky is awesome.

I love street art.

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Female 553
My dad used to say "They`re so talented. They just express themselves in the wrong way"

So true.

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Female 650
these are really creative. grafitti is awesome , i just love it.
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Male 2,958
"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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Female 1,025
JOHN MAYER LOOK WHAT YOU`VE PROVOKED!
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Male 276
Wow i loved the phone box one. Really creative ideas on this page
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Female 362
I love grafitti
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Male 6
Link: Banksy Grafitti Art [Rate Link] - I usually am not a big fan of grafitti, but some of these are really good.
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