You're obviously not banksy, banksy wouldn't do it. If you watched the exit through the gift shop, you'd know that he wouldn't do something like have a mobile phone and someone film him, let alone a tumblr
If you are the real Banksy, how do you feel about all the merchants in Camden selling merchandise with your artwork plastered acrost it?
I used to get annoyed about it, but to be honest those guys are not that well off, they come from the same place that I did, and I’d rather they made money off it than rich art dealers and bandwagon-jumping celebrities.
Well i'm sure you're not the real Banksy but on the off chance you are id like to say something. What happened man. I read somewhere you used to be a real graffer. Why'd you sell out and cash in on this stencil/street art bullshit. Fuck you. Team Robbo. Oh and stop biting off Blek, if you're gonna sell out at least get your own style. Twat.
Hello :) I'm a huge fan of your work! i was wondering something though. Last year i watched exit through the gift shop in an art class and we discussed it and i brought up this question. Was it purely a project of yours revealing the commercialization of art today or a true documentary of Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash?
I believe that truth is in the eye of the beholder - the works mean whatever you want them to mean. Unless you want them to mean something which I really don’t like, in which case I’ll have to take it back!
Mr. Brainwash hardly needs an introduction. Rumours and contradictions swirl around his background, history and creative process, and many believe he’s a hoax figure, a barbed lampoon aimed at the pretentious heart of art world’s commodification of graffiti.
Robin Gunningham <--- by the way this is banksy he came froward 3 years ago in order not to get in trouble with the law. You need to really just get a life
Poor Robin. He never “came forward” (that’s an unfortunate rumour), he was mistakenly “outed” by one of the dreadful tabloid newspapers we have over here. Probably the Mail, it really is the most awful load of rubbish.
Anyway, I’m not him, and he’s not me. Since I’m Banksy that means he… isn’t Banksy. Nice and simple.
This Twitter feed isn’t me by the way, even though it’s called “Banksy Ideas”. I don’t think people should be allowed to take on other people’s identities like this. I’d report him if I wasn’t anonymous!
Some of the ideas on there aren’t bad, mind you. Might even copy a couple!
Your clearly not banksy he already has a website and has stated that anyone pretending to be him on social networking sites isn't him. Secondly, if you were going to pretend to be someone your not in order to amuse yourself you might want to research a bit more precisely into the person your attempting to be. Maybe writing in a similar manner as them would be a good start. As well as this at least try to make the page appear consistent to his style and website.
Check again sailor! I’m not on Facebook or Twitter, Tumblr is very different to those sites. That’s why were here isn’t it?
I have a confession to make as well - I didn’t write my website, I’m heavily dyslexic so I got my Pest Control team to do that. Can I just say though - I know you’re suspicious and mistrustful because you’re a big fan so I’m not offended, I just really appreciate your support.
Can you donate a picture for my charity auction? What are you? Blind? In which case maybe. I mostly support projects working to restore sight and prevent eye disease. Or as I like to call it ‘expanding the market’.
It’s actually because I have bad eyesight myself. Hence the big glasses (and even bigger ones when I’m out at night in my disguise).
Nope. Fake nose, moustache, and massive NHS glasses. This makes me unrecognisable to the many CCTV cameras the plods have put up all over the place. “One nation under CCTV” as someone said (it was me!).
Is the reason that you explicitly describe "what you've done here" because you believe we aren't intelligent enough to come up with our own meanings? Aren't artists generally SUPPOSED to leave a little bit of room for the viewer to interpret what they can? <--- Reason #1 I don't believe that you're Banksy. If you are, I loose all respect for you seeing that you feel inclined to describe every picture for me, as if I haven't a brain.
Actually, I WANT you to come up with your own meanings. What I’m giving you is the meaning I had in mind when I did the street picture, but Monsieur Banksy isn’t the be all and end all.
If you can see other meanings in it, meanings I can’t even see myself, then you should be very proud.
I just wanted to say that you have changed my life. I honestly felt lost until I discovered your work. Now I make my own stencils as well as have my own tag, nothing too special, but the feeling of putting my art work out there for the world to see, however crude it may be, is amazing. So I'd just like to say thanks, you're truly an inspiration.
I’m really glad about that. A lot of people don’t like my work or think I just cause trouble but really I just want to make people happy.
Steve Powers (aka ESPO) was a graffiti writer most popular in NYC who had consistently blurred the lines of illegal and legal graffiti. His graffiti writing usually took place during the day and generally involved tagging closed storefronts under the…
Yep, I’d agree with all of these. Some great talent in there and some really nice street pictures being produced.
the last thing banksy would do is make a tumblr page for himself telling people about his work especially because his street art is so metaphorical and is to be interpreted by the by-passer. how pathetic of you to try and pass of as him.
How do you know it’s metaphorical? Maybe that’s the whole point.