Friday, 3 June 2011

Pic of the Week . . . Banksy

And Now For Something Completely Different . . . (name that quote)

As opposed to my usual style of Fantasy etc etc, I've decided to dedicate this week's Pic of the Week to Banksy.

For those who are unfamiliar with Banksy, he's an anonymous Graffiti Artist whose work has appeared in cities all over the world, and who has a very polical view.

I hate to say it, but I do like looking at graffiti - not the typical tagging pieces that state "I Woz 'Ere", but the large, colourful and artistic pieces that brighten up a dull train journey into London. Some of these people have a talent that is more often than not unrecognised. I know the arguments against such graffiti, but some of these pieces are stunning!

Anyway, back to Banksy. It was hard to choose a specific piece, so here's a little taster of few I liked:







And now for the Main Pic of the Week (and you get more points for naming the film...lol)

7 comments:

  1. It's awesome that you posted this today because I finally got around to watching his documentary just last night.

    I love the artwork Banksy does. It's so evocative and beautiful... Great pick for pic of the week!

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  2. Awesome work. i also like graffiti when it looks as good as this stuff does.

    Now then, quote: Monty Python's Flying Circus
    Movie graffiti: Pulp Fiction.

    :-)

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  3. Banksy is brilliant. Innovative and intriguing, he certainly brightens up the streets.

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  4. Ken...This must have been perfect timing...

    Tony! Both quote and movie correct!! Well done you...lol...

    And Martin. He certainly does brighten the streets...

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  5. I love Banksy, his work is incredible!

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  6. Banksy is so fun. I am still trying to figure out Exit Through the Gift Shop! Every so often, it'll pop into my head and I find myself struggling over whether it really happened or is an elaborate hoax. Argh!

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  7. We've long been inspired by urban art and have finally created a collection that pays homage to this secret addiction of ours!

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