Graffiti on exterior wall draws huge bids on eBay

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  1. jimmayor007 macrumors newbie

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    this graffiti artists is getting very rich. Almost $400,000

    what kind of message is this sending?

    read the full story here
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    that art can come in any medium.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I love Banksy!


    I love that a company in Bristol got fined for painting over one of his pieces!!

    Banksy, unlike most graffiti artists, is pretty bloody clever. His stuff isn't just about tagging. Buy his book and learn more about him.


    And as for the message?

    The message I get is:

    If you're good at something go out there and do it and make a living!
     
  4. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    That's great! Banksy is awesome. I'm going to London this spring and I hope to be lucky enough to see some of his work.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Is he getting that rich? He's not getting rich off the sale, that's for sure. He's not selling interviews and TV appearances.

    I think he makes a lot of his money selling his books and such.
     
  6. adk macrumors 68000

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    That if your graffiti is art and not simple vandalism, it will be appreciated.
     
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  8. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    eek..

    anyways, someone tell me more about this guy?
    has his other art pieces sold for such large amounts?

    this just seems a bit off to me.
     
  9. DrBunsenHoneyde macrumors member

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    wrong place mate, banksy is mainly based out of bristol which is around 2-3 hours from london
     
  10. David G. macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. Totally surprised. That's completely awesome.
     
  11. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    That's Banksy though. He's pretty famous.

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    looks like 999toyota, the guy who won the aution, has a history of not paying his bills.
     
  12. it5five macrumors 65816

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    If I read that correctly, it is the man who owns the building that the wall is a part of that is selling it and making money from it.

    Not Banksy.

    But that said, I love Banksy.
     
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  14. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Oh, that's too bad. I thought I had heard that some of his work had been sighted in London as well, but perhaps I misunderstood. Thanks for setting me straight.
     
  15. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    Yes there was some but some corporate / council idiots were clueless;

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6575345.stm

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/arts/...Rail+workers+paint+over+Banksy+art/article.do

    What a bunch of fools!

    There may well be more Banksy stuff left in London - but not sure where etc.
     

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