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Date: 03/08/10 02:33 PM

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  1. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    That`s kinda awesome! I just hope he researches whether or not he`s ruining something valuable to the art community first... You know the I found this on the side of the road Antique Roadshow style junk.
  2. Profile photo of SageRobin
    SageRobin Female 40-49
    23 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    I like the before better than the after. Too creepy.
  3. Profile photo of Ethan406
    Ethan406 Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    EPICNESS!!!
  4. Profile photo of dcb
    dcb Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    This dude is too cool.
  5. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    cool!
  6. Profile photo of gdonovan
    gdonovan Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    I want this!!!
  7. Profile photo of triacnid
    triacnid Male 70 & Over
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    March 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    That`s all fine and dandy, but I actually happen to like the first one better.
  8. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    March 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Now that`s a clever way to recycle.
  9. Profile photo of deadpopstar
    deadpopstar Female 18-29
    497 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    That`s so cool! If I had any painting skills at all, this is how I`d put them to use.
  10. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    Such a wonderful work of art. =D
  11. Profile photo of MaruDashi
    MaruDashi Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    I want this painting
  12. Profile photo of BizahrClover
    BizahrClover Female 70 & Over
    255 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    If da vinci did this, there would be a whole new religon now..
  13. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    beautiful.
  14. Profile photo of amulight
    amulight Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    this is awesome. any more of his work around? would love to see any other`s.
  15. Profile photo of Tails-V3
    Tails-V3 Male 18-29
    60 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    My... Kraken lost some weight.
  16. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    nice. i like this guy. post more if any. or link
  17. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    I want more of this.
  18. Profile photo of thedobkins
    thedobkins Male 30-39
    239 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    that is an awesome idea!
  19. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32785 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Nice! I LOLed!
  20. Profile photo of Lobotomy
    Lobotomy Male 13-17
    495 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    I thought it was cool to begin with, but now....


    Words just don`t do it justice.

  21. Profile photo of BTDM
    BTDM Male 18-29
    104 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    My dad has been doing this for years. Good effort on this artist though.
  22. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    Fun stuff! I hope he doesn`t ruin originals though...
  23. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    It was much better before.
  24. Profile photo of vfr4
    vfr4 Male 30-39
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    March 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    Original was pretty good too.
  25. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
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    March 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    Almost any piece of art can be vastly improved with the addition of a gigantic squid with razor sharp teeth! I`d love to see "The Last Supper" or "Mona Lisa" reworked this way.
  26. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10731 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    he he he.
  27. Profile photo of Itsumo
    Itsumo Female 18-29
    295 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    I have to admit I like the first one more but the 2nd is very very good!
  28. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    oh my god i did the SAME THING once! I cut a giant squid out of paper and taped it onto a Japanese style painting of big waves... it was suh-WEET!
  29. Profile photo of bizzarmind
    bizzarmind Male 18-29
    390 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    Where can i find him!!! i want one!!
  30. Profile photo of Heureux
    Heureux Male 40-49
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    March 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    the words `banksy` and `masterpiece` go together as well as the words `sh*t` and `delicious`.
  31. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    @Heureux

    It is quite possible to have varying, but valid opinions on many things such as politics, religion, culinary preferences, and yes, even art. You are, however, mistaken in the notion that it is possible to have an opinion regarding the works of Banksy as "bad". You are foolish and blind for alleging that Banksy has no talent and that his work is "sh*t", as you put it. Assumably, you`ve never actually given his work a decent amount of thought or consideration. If you had, you would come to understand that Banksy`s work is profound, complex, yet accessable. He is a master of his medium, and has the ability to present a complex idea in an utterly simple manner. Try taking a second look at Banksy, and I`m sure you will side with me on this issue. Thank you.

  32. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    Why does the second picture remind me of Watchmen?
  33. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    Very nice!
  34. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    Oh my god. I would say that it`s like a bajillion times better, but a bajillion times zero is still zero... and it`s way better than zero.
  35. Profile photo of wtfcharles
    wtfcharles Male 18-29
    105 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    "Why does the second picture remind me of Watchmen?"

    Because Dr. Manhattan`s penis lost all control and did this exact same thing once.

  36. Profile photo of AnimalBizarr
    AnimalBizarr Male 18-29
    66 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    "Because Dr. Manhattan`s penis lost all control and did this exact same thing once."

    Traveld back in time and ate jack sparrow? e.o

  37. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    Why does the second picture remind me of Watchmen?

    maybe because it sorta looks like the octopus bird thing that really killed everyone

  38. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    thats realy cool
  39. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    id hang the second one in my room
  40. Profile photo of mjfoxman
    mjfoxman Male 18-29
    336 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    top one is better.
  41. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    I actually think the first one is better. The artist`s style just isn`t to my taste. If a better artist had painted in something similar, or maybe if it had been Cthulhu, it would have been better.

    It also kinda makes me cringe that he`s painting over someone else`s work. If it were a mass produced work, that would be one thing, but if someone hand painted that painting, I think this repurposing equates to vandalism.

  42. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    I should clarify and say that the artist who did the repainting is the one that isn`t to my taste.
  43. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    Novel Idea I guess. Though I definitely like the first image better.
  44. Profile photo of AnInsomniac
    AnInsomniac Female 18-29
    318 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    i gotta say i agree with you green...it`s really disrespectful of the original artist. --like he said, if it`s a reprint that`s another thing entirely. I think I threw up a lil bit when i saw the second one. O.o
  45. Profile photo of Farsidedown
    Farsidedown Male 18-29
    421 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    Totally badass. I don`t think a guy would go out and spend 100 bucks on an original painting just so that he could paint an awesome Squid destroying it.
  46. Profile photo of Glowy
    Glowy Male 18-29
    354 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    He ruined it.
  47. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    I think this is awesome. To those who say this is disrepectful, im sure he made sure it was ok. As an artist, i would never do that to someones work without permission. But come on, that is pretty hilarious!
  48. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    Art. Obsolete And Pointless Since The Invention of Photography.
  49. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    epic, so want one :) whos the new artist
  50. Profile photo of MrsHoneyDew
    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
    388 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    Does anyone know this person`s name? I would like to see some more. Whether it`s wrong is certainly up for debate, but I find it interesting nonetheless.
  51. Profile photo of odeed
    odeed Male 18-29
    453 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    "Art. Obsolete And Pointless Since The Invention of Photography."

    You`re joking, right?

  52. Profile photo of wtfcharles
    wtfcharles Male 18-29
    105 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    "Traveld back in time and ate jack sparrow? e.o"

    Well, it would relate more to Tales of the Black Freighter, but yeah. Something like that.

  53. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7556 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    I think Lionhart misses the point of art.
  54. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    March 8, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    madduck - I think lionhart is doing a creative bit of art there
  55. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 12:15 am
    "Traveld back in time and at jack sparrow? e.o"

    Being picky here, but technically Dr. Manhattan can`t travel through time, but can access different points in time without changing anything. It`s more of re-living memories/past events exactly the same, rather than time-travel.

  56. Profile photo of AnimalBizarr
    AnimalBizarr Male 18-29
    66 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 12:54 am
    -Being picky here, but technically Dr. Manhattan can`t travel through time, but can access different points in time without changing anything. It`s more of re-living memories/past events exactly the same, rather than time-travel.-

    But, it wasnt docter manhatten it was his penis and it was out of control so it might have gaind the power to change the past and do its evil stuffs penisses wil do

  57. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 12:56 am
    I actually kind of like the original but the redone one is pretty awesome.
  58. Profile photo of conshaldow
    conshaldow Male 18-29
    24 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 1:04 am
    holy crap... it`s the Kraken! :o
  59. Profile photo of wtfcharles
    wtfcharles Male 18-29
    105 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 1:12 am
    "But, it wasnt docter manhatten it was his penis and it was out of control so it might have gaind the power to change the past and do its evil stuffs penisses wil do"

    Yesh. Take away the tentacles & the mouth, shut the eyes, you have a gargantuan blue penis preparing to pig-blap the poo out of those poor draters in the water...and then everyone blamed Poseidon`s penis.

  60. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 1:17 am
    That is really clever and makes me want to do it too... If I had any artistic skills...
  61. Profile photo of AnimalBizarr
    AnimalBizarr Male 18-29
    66 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 1:38 am
    "Yesh. Take away the tentacles & the mouth, shut the eyes, you have a gargantuan blue penis preparing to pig-blap the poo out of those poor draters in the water...and then everyone blamed Poseidon`s penis."

    exactly nobody would expect that and manhattens penis was free from aal charges and could go on impragnate woman and give them endometrial cancer

  62. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 1:44 am
    wow. just, wow. I`d love to do this but I can almost guarantee I`d end up accidentally ruining a priceless masterpiece.
  63. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 1:58 am
    its homer...
  64. Profile photo of conshaldow
    conshaldow Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:47 am
    "exactly nobody would expect that and manhattens penis was free from aal charges and could go on impragnate woman and give them endometrial cancer"

    But dr manhatten didnt give anyone endometrial cancer... they just made it look like he did! so that he would leave for mars and ossiemandias could mess the world up :)

  65. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:49 am
    Awesome!
  66. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:55 am
    was a cool painting until he went and messed it all up...
  67. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 3:15 am
    lol awesome.
  68. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 4:20 am
    That was a great painting before, he screwed it up with his ridiculous, cartoony squid.
  69. Profile photo of Dylan_Dog
    Dylan_Dog Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 5:44 am
    It`s BanKSy, not Bansky. Why do people keep messing that up?
  70. Profile photo of Saskuel
    Saskuel Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 5:46 am
    You guys... its obviously squidword from spongebob squarepants... look at the nose, the cartoonishness,and the eyes, and tell me thats not squidword...
  71. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 6:55 am
    Thats a great Idea. Im going thrifting this weekend .
  72. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 6:58 am
    nice lol
  73. Profile photo of woodmore
    woodmore Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 7:44 am
    Aahh much better I think...
  74. Profile photo of wtfcharles
    wtfcharles Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 7:50 am
    "look at the nose, the cartoonishness,and the eyes, and tell me thats not squidword..."

    Squidward wouldn`t chop his nose off. Completely unrelated, I can`t stop sniffing my finger; I can`t place the smell......but now, you`re all doing the same.

  75. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 7:52 am
    lol awesome!!
  76. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 8:50 am
    lol, i like the eyes. its like he`s a complete lunatic not really focused on one certain thing, just flailing around destroying everything........... or he has just been married too long
  77. Profile photo of Fortitude
    Fortitude Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Full.....of.....win
  78. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:52 am
    MUCH better
  79. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    I can see the first thing he did was clean all the crud of the painting, Making it brighter. That`s an improvement in and of it`s self.
  80. Profile photo of DrKitty
    DrKitty Female 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    How is this Banksy like?
    funny nonetheless.
  81. Profile photo of woozel121
    woozel121 Female 13-17
    53 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Its eyes are kinda like simpson eyes
  82. Profile photo of RiseAgainst3
    RiseAgainst3 Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Yeah this doesn`t remind me of Banksy at all O_O.
    But it IS awesome.
  83. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    I`d love to have that one in my livingroom.
  84. Profile photo of LameName
    LameName Female 18-29
    238 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    So he has no life and he`s unoriginal. Still funny so who cares?
  85. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 3:32 am
    In this book about Banksy, there`s a whole section dedicated to him modding famous paintings and stuff.
    That`s the only connection I can make.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2010 at 4:43 am

  87. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 8:49 am
    recycled art, I LOVE IT
  88. Profile photo of last_ninja
    last_ninja Male 18-29
    610 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    i need to do this
  89. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    March 30, 2010 at 12:19 am
    Epic Win!
  90. Profile photo of Mizzez2Fresh
    Mizzez2Fresh Female 18-29
    246 posts
    August 19, 2011 at 8:15 am
    Imma take this idea >.>

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