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Mr Stickyfingers

an old fart that rants at times...
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Oooo la la.......coming to my town!
Woo hoo, I do hope you will let me show you some of Melbourne's delights......I would love to meet you and your sweet lady worries kxk... we're sorting ourselves out as to when and where and at what time but I will let you know closer to the date for sure sweet lady... cheers.


The Wanderers
'Guido Van Helten'
ABC, 1:15pm, Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 15 minutes
Guido van Helten ventures to Manildra, in rural New South Wales, to use a working freight train as a canvas and paint a series of local portraits.

Series, Australia, English, Arts & Culture

Awesome artists doing awesome stuff, this is about painting the locals onto the side of freight trains

Similar to the silos artists...........happening everywhere in Aus



I love Banksy and his philosophy.......though kids (adult kids) tell me he is a wanker and hated by cutting edge graffiti artists, C'est la vie

Look what he just did....
Clip above....

Girl with a Balloon auctioned for over 1million pounds, Banksy sets off shredder that is inside the frame

'The urge to destroy is also a creative urge': Banksy strongly hints that he WAS behind the shredding of his iconic painting Girl With Balloon after it SELF-DESTRUCTS moments after it was sold for £1,042,000 at Sotheby's
  • Famous piece Girl With Balloon was ruined by a remote device built in the frame
  • Banksy claimed in video he fitted shredder in case the painting was auctioned
  • Footage captured the moment shocked bidders gasped at the tattered painting
  • The auction house admitted they had been 'Banksy-ed' by the mysterious artist
  • Do you know about Banksy's latest stunt? Email [email protected]

Crazy......this increased the value....and Banksy says...."Can't believe you morons pay for this shit"


Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster
I find it a little hard to believe no one else was in on this, but nice prank.

I wonder though, would the shredding even harm the value? Or does it just make the piece more notorious?


what I don't understand is who pays that kind of money for a print of a banksy in the first place - it is not the original piece of art as that was painted on a wall. You can get copies of the Girl with Balloon dead cheap on Ebay - so why is this particular version of it so special?
This is an original stencil art on paper/light canvas, made by Banksy, owned previously by Banksy, sold.......with the device in place so if new owner tried to flog it Banksy could shred it, device is in the frame, framed by Bansky.

It is a statement on intellectual and moral property of artists, who are often broke....but their works keep gaining in value and others profit not the artist.
Moral property provides for artists to partake in the increasing value of their works, they maintain a kind of copyright.


Lurker... who occasionally speaks
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but is it the same picture? Or did the original roll up in a mechanism in the frame and a shredded picture appear?