New York New York
This was my Easter special, got very little awareness really. It’s a shame because I was particularly pleased with the way the layers came out.
What do you lot think?
Someone sent this to me - someone got a tattoo of some of my work!
Has anyone else out there got a Banksy tattoo? Send it in to me and I’ll do a series on them. Might even do a stencil, of someone with a tattoo, of a stencil. Mental.
Here’s the full set of animated gifs that http://madebyabvh.tumblr.com/ did of my work.
Really love all of these.
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!
This is exactly what it looks like - a bloke throwing a javelin, but instead of a javelin it’s a missile. What’s funny is that there is actually a kind of missle called a javelin… however this isn’t one. This is a commentary on the fact that the British government has put missiles on tower blocks in East London.
However… it’s also got a deeper meaning. Can you guess what it is?
This is Thierry’s (Mr. Brainwash to you) Tumblr. It’s cool but… is he really going to work with David Guetta!? I’d even chose One Direction over David Guetta. Come on Thierry, sort it out. You’re embarrassing me!
Here’s the first of my “Olypmics” pieces. I’ve done four in all - some have been found already, and some haven’t. I’ll be revealing them all here on Tumblr.
The Olympics is a bit of an odd one isn’t it? I was rubbish at sports as a lad, always picked last for the teams. One time I forgot my PE kit and Mr. Sandy made me play in my tight white y-fronts.
Everyone laughed and called me pantsman, although the joke was on them a couple of years later when he got done for some kind of incident that happened when he was still a Scoutmaster. Bit of an odd bloke that one.
I do love Mr. Brainwash - or Thierry as his friends call him. Filming him for my little film project “Exit through the Gift Shop” was a lot of fun!
I quite like this Tumblr as well - I’m actually more a pie-and-a-pint man myself so I won’t be going to any of these cool bars, but their taste in art is clearly very good.
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.
Whether or not that’s true…
This wasn’t me. I think this chap might be faking my work as a publicity stunt for his new gallery, but that’s fine. The work he’s doing with that Oriental - am I allowed to say Oriental? You never know these days. Anyway, the work he’s doing with that Chinese feller is quite nice, always good to see artists from other cultures getting some support in the United Kingdom of Bonus! (I’m referring to banker’s bonuses of course).