Banksy

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Banksy

Postby Robert » 07 Oct 2018, 22:19

Surprised there has been no thread about the Banksy auction


So, masterstroke in marketing or, well what else?

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Re: Banksy

Postby Positive Passion » 08 Oct 2018, 06:28

Clearly a publicity seeker, but with what end? Banksy's main aim seems to be to create discussion, whether about art, graffiti, brexit or money. He appears to have a broadly left outlook, so no doubt there is a comment on capitalists exploiting artists to be found.

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Re: Banksy

Postby The Red Nosed Heifer » 08 Oct 2018, 10:01

The act is art in itself, really.
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Re: Banksy

Postby caramba » 08 Oct 2018, 11:18

The Red Heifer wrote:The act is art in itself, really.


Given that the partially shredded artwork is now apparently worth twice as much, B's stunt has rather backfired though.

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Re: Banksy

Postby trans-chigley express » 08 Oct 2018, 11:59

caramba wrote:
The Red Heifer wrote:The act is art in itself, really.


Given that the partially shredded artwork is now apparently worth twice as much, B's stunt has rather backfired though.

I’m of the opinion that the whole thing was staged anyway.

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Re: Banksy

Postby The Modernist » 08 Oct 2018, 12:13

caramba wrote:
The Red Heifer wrote:The act is art in itself, really.


Given that the partially shredded artwork is now apparently worth twice as much, B's stunt has rather backfired though.


Unless that was the point.

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Re: Banksy

Postby caramba » 08 Oct 2018, 13:04

The Modernist wrote:
caramba wrote:
The Red Heifer wrote:The act is art in itself, really.


Given that the partially shredded artwork is now apparently worth twice as much, B's stunt has rather backfired though.


Unless that was the point.


Would have made far more of a point if he'd had 1000 identical pieces to the shredded one handed out free outside the auction room after the bidding was done.

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Re: Banksy

Postby Minnie Mincepie » 08 Oct 2018, 13:11

caramba wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
caramba wrote:
Given that the partially shredded artwork is now apparently worth twice as much, B's stunt has rather backfired though.


Unless that was the point.


Would have made far more of a point if he'd had 1000 identical pieces to the shredded one handed out free outside the auction room after the bidding was done.


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Re: Banksy

Postby The Modernist » 08 Oct 2018, 13:14

:lol:

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Re: Banksy

Postby caramba » 08 Oct 2018, 13:53

Nick?? Dougie?? wrote:
caramba wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
Unless that was the point.


Would have made far more of a point if he'd had 1000 identical pieces to the shredded one handed out free outside the auction room after the bidding was done.


Fuck me! BCB - all of you - please stand and welcome Mr. John Berger.


I'll see your John Berger and raise you one Valerie Solanas...

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Re: Banksy

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 08 Oct 2018, 14:05

The Modernist wrote:
caramba wrote:
The Red Heifer wrote:The act is art in itself, really.


Given that the partially shredded artwork is now apparently worth twice as much, B's stunt has rather backfired though.


Unless that was the point.


Of course it was the point!
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Re: Banksy

Postby Deebank » 08 Oct 2018, 14:38

Possibly raises more questions than it answers, but interesting nonetheless...

https://www.indy100.com/article/banksy-sothebys-auction-art-prank-video-8572991
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Re: Banksy

Postby Snarfyguy » 08 Oct 2018, 15:12

It would have been better if it had killed the buyer.
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Re: Banksy

Postby PENK » 08 Oct 2018, 22:09

HEN wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
caramba wrote:
Given that the partially shredded artwork is now apparently worth twice as much, B's stunt has rather backfired though.


Unless that was the point.


Of course it was the point!


Yeah, it seems very much that way to me - a comment on the mindless commodification of art, the way in which the name of the artist and the privilege of owning it become more important than the piece itself.

I could say something about the facile nature of much of Banksy's work being a contributing factor to that trend, of course, but I'll refrain as I think that in this case he's pulled a classic, nose-thumbing stunt reminiscent of, say, Duchamp.
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Re: Banksy

Postby Goat Boy » 08 Oct 2018, 22:39

Honestly, who gives a shit?

I'd rather look at a decent portrait or a bowl of fruit.
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Re: Banksy

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Oct 2018, 22:50

Now I'm stuck with a mental image of goat boy being absolutely fascinated by a bowl of fruit. Probably occasionally picking up an apple and staring in wonder.
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Re: Banksy

Postby Positive Passion » 08 Oct 2018, 23:07

Darkness_Fish wrote:Now I'm stuck with a mental image of goat boy being absolutely fascinated by a bowl of fruit. Probably occasionally picking up an apple and staring in wonder.


Still life - sam taylor-wood. I do think this is brilliant.