Banksy The Man Behind The Wall
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because they have friends everywhere and friends being friends they wanna share stuff not just with us but with our friends. Their mates at Aurum Press Ltd. are giving away a copy of ‘Banksy The Man Behind The Wall’ to celebrate the release of this publication in paperback. The version we have how ever is the original hardback coming in at £20 a shot so be sure to enter and you’ve got friends haven’t you? Well tell them about it just like Quality Street Sturban Clothing
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Banksy has painted a mural over a rival’s work, which had been left untouched for more than 25 years, this has provoked an online assault against one of the country’s most popular artists.Scathing remarks were posted on internet forums about Banksy’s image of a workman pasting over a wall of graffiti in Camden, North London. The painting covered up the work of Robbo, a renowned street artist who pioneered the capital’s graffiti tagging scene in the 1980s.
It appears that Robbo returned to the site over Christmas to paint “King Robbo” in giant letters over Banksy’s work. It appears as though Banksy’s character is painting the phrase, thus paying homage to Robbo.
Personally I dont think it’s the done think to paint over another writers work unless of cause you are the local council but that is accepted. I dont think this will do either artist any harm, the core “real” graffiti heads will think it’s sacrilege and the people that buy Banksy will be rubbing their hands has he gets more publicity and the price of his works go up yet again, but whats your view, right, wrong a nice update of an old work, there’s still photo’s of the original King Robbo piece. We’d be happy to post up comments from Banksy or King Robbo.
Taken from the Sturban Clothing Blog (with permission)
Been awhile since we’ve done a graffiti blog but here’s one of my fav artists Swoon. Swoon is a 31 year old female graffiti artist based in New York City. Her main focus is creating life-sized, cut-out, wheat paste prints and paper cutouts of figures based upon people in her life.
‘The Face Off’ coming this Friday night (5th June) from 6 p.m – 10 p.m – 106 Kenwyn St Truro Cornwall.
Klingatron and Smug are loading up a van with amazing eye candy as I type and getting ready to drive to the Pastyland all the way from Glasgow! Its definitely going to be an opening party to remember complimenting the excellent artwork on show we have DJ Dilla on the wheels of steel providing some smooth summer grooves,our good friends Red Bull have sent us a fridge full of fizz to chuck out, Skinners have slung us a barrel of Betty Stoggs ale and Rowes Bakery have crimped us up a load of pasties, so we can keep everyone fed and watered!!!
Yep, we really have gone all out for this one-we are even throwing a
free raffle for all that show up with the chance of winning: a Lazy
Oaf T, a Oktomat camera, a copy of Graffiti World and a few other
tasty bits and pieces!
So please come down and check out this show, say hello, have a drink
and a pasty with us (while stocks last!) listen to some tunes and give
yourself a chance of winning a totally ace prize too!
Just a quick one to say…. my new hand finished screen print titled
VANDALISED BELTON is up on my site and available to buy – k-guy
I’m figuring this print is one for the Street Art purists as Belton,
Molotow Premium is one of the most widely used aerosol brands for
graffiti artists the world over but I guess most of you know this.
Each print is unique and different as the red and yellow splashes
have been applied by hand and then a 4 colour screen print on 760 x
560mm, Moulin du Gue 300gsm with deckled edge.
What can this man do DJ, producer Drum and Bass superstar, movie start dont forget his Bond appearance and what some may forget Goldie actually started off has a graffiti write. So if anybody knows what’s happening on the street I’d put my cash on him.
One picture is a self-portrait of the artist, an aerosol can in one hand and swearing with the other. Goldie has always been one to make a statement. The drum’n’bass pioneer’s latest exhibition, The Kids Are All Riot, is a retrospective of his artworks, depicting social decay and youth culture.
“Kids have really been abandoned. Social community centres seem to have dissipated and there doesn’t seem to be a community spirit. I’ve grown up on estates and to go back and see those places, it’s not changed for the good. There’s a loss of sense of belonging for kids – it’s the reason they turn to urban art and music.”
It’s also why Goldie, now 43, started teaching urban art to kids more than 20 years ago. Goldie, who was himself a street artist and a youth club member, received after-school tuition from his art teacher while his first exhibition, staged when he was just 18, was funded by the arts council.
It’s weird world we live in
When he first began redecorating walls and buildings in his native city of Bristol in the early 1990s, the graffiti artist known as Banksy was frequently accused of vandalising private property.
A decade and a half later, having won fame and a considerable fortune, he faces a different charge.
The graffiti artist – who fiercely defends his anonymity – now stands accused of causing gentrification. His street art is being held responsible for proposed regeneration projects; his aerosol paintings are blamed for raising house prices in formerly deprived neighbourhoods.
These charges were laid against Banksy this week by a shadowy group calling themselves Appropriate Media.
whatever next? What happened to jumping over fences, train tracks and spaying up good old British Rail. Wooops that illegal, may be Wii are encouraging illegal activity what’s your view
The Wii Spray concept project by University of Weimar’s Martin Lihs is now a reality, as you can see in this video. You can pick colors pointing at patches, and even use stencils.
The toy itself doesn’t require a Wii to work: It uses Flash on a normal PC as the platform, and the Wiimote as the controller. However, I wish Nintendo and its developers could look at this and be more creative about the use of the Wiimote. Even while this will require a big screen, I think kids will love to paint like this on their TVs, while parents will be happy for them not use spray or crayons over real walls.