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Pecham rock painting

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Drd, May 19, 2005.

  1. Drd

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    An unknown artist nicknamed Banksy has been visiting various museums and leaving rogue pieces of art on display.Yesterday a small piece of rock supposedly showing a cave drawing of stone age man looking for food was found (after some hints from the artist) at the British Museum.The catch was,stone age man was pushing a stone age trolley :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    The sad part (in view of yesterdays speeding copper thread) is that the police want to 'interview' him.What are they going to charge him with,making people laugh,or littering???When did we loose our sense of humour?


    Yes,I've noticed I can't spell/type.Sorry :D
     
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    Banksy has been hailed as "Britains most celebrated Graffiti artist" and is one of the most sought after artists at the moment. Although, not a lot is known of Banksys past, except that he comes from Bristol and wishes to remain anonymous, his name and work have spread across the country and over the Atlantic like wildfire. Also known as Robin Banks, Banksy has to keep himself 'undercover' because his graffiti art is not 100% lawful. However, this hasn't stopped him becoming very popular, and one of the most sought after artists in Britain.

    Banksy started his Graffiti work when he was 14, and later dropped out of school. At the same time, he became part of the thriving Bristol Graffiti scene, but found that he wasn't that good using a spray can on its own, like the others. So he decided that he would use stencils to 'Tag' his name across Bristol. This style of 'Tagging' has become his trademark, and there are now many copies of his work out their.

    Those of you that may be unfamiliar with his work, should know that there are a lot of "Original Banksys" around Bristol. His trademark 'Tag' is a bold stencil of his name. However, Banksy doesn't just 'Graffito' his name. He likes to make a point with his work - get his problems off his chest and tell it how it is.

    He doesn't work alone either. He and his 'crew' tour around City areas across the UK during the midnight hour, looking for good buildings and areas to 'Tag'. When a target has been spotted one of them will go out and 'Tag' the area while others keep a look out for potential danger (Police, Security, etc.), and when they are finished, they are out as quickly as they were in.

    A lot of his work - which can be seen on his official website www.banksy.co.uk - is very close to the bone, and is often frowned upon by people that don't always understand the statement he is making.

    In 2003, during his first art exhibition, animal rights protesters campaigned against him as he used live animals covered in spray paint in his exhibition. The animals were removed soon afterwards but his exhibition was a hit.

    Other recent work includes the album cover design for the 2003 comeback album, 'Think Tank' - Brit Pop band Blur - whose front man, Damon Albarn, is a big fan of Banksys work. Be sure to look out for his work in the future.
    Banksy is a bristol artist. This guy has been leaving his work all over the city for years. He considers himself as an urban terrorist and often leaves sensitive work in run down areas of Bristol.

    You can also buy a rather lovely book with some of his favourite work and the stories of how the pictures came to be where they are.

    Pete.
     
  3. Drd

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    Obviously not as unknown as the Telegraph report suggested,though to be fair they did state he was thought to have originated in Bristol.I'm still chuckling though,10/10 for Banksy.
     

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