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on BBC news.
The end of the end?
seems rather appropriate now. I don't know why.
i don't really know what to make of it. i've always had a great appreciation for his work. it certainly seems like he's sold out by doing this, but then, his work is still his work. it's like that old argument about bands going mainstream (appearing in ads, esp)...ie the maccabees....amongst many others....do you still love them just as much? or do you lose respect/interest in them? who knows. i'm rambling :D
a hall of fame, which as fine as long as they have paid their dues with an illegal career, probably more selling out was the book
see Grafiti as being totally under the radar.
most of the best stuff carries a certain "how the hell did they get that there", anonymous, quality. Banksy himself did some brilliantly covert stuff, even if he abondoned the anonimity.
to see grafiti artists from across the world performing live on camera somewhat undermines the point.
but still have a great love for his original works <3
wall and piece made me laugh out loud in waterstones.
(only the bunny suicides and the gashlycrumb tinies have managed that)
It's not disliking something because it's become popular.
Something that changes to become popular isn't the same though and performing for national attention is off kilter.
or is his art just on the news cos I've seen his stuff on BBC news before, that one in bristol with a guy hanging out of a window was on a while back.
the news at 10.
I thinkthey even covered his exibition in LA too. I have a vauge recolition of seeing his Paris Hilton stunt on the news too.
but seeing people "collaborating" with him live on air feels false.