Jerk or genius? Debate over Banksy's ...

Jerk or genius? Debate over Banksy's month of art

There are 6 comments on the CBS Atlanta story from Oct 31, 2013, titled Jerk or genius? Debate over Banksy's month of art. In it, CBS Atlanta reports that:

NEW YORK - The secretive street artist Banksy ended his self-announced month-long residency in New York City with a final piece of graffiti, a $615,000 painting donated to charity and a debate: Is he a jerk or a genius? Banksy, who created a new picture, video or prank every day of October somewhere in the city, spent his last day like thousands of ... (more)

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Mr Giblets

UK

#1 Nov 2, 2013
all Wanksy evr does is make stencils from existing pictures - not his own work. A team then uses spray cans to paint these stencils on walls. When some actual stencils were put on sale , but not labelled as "Banksies", they stuff fetched only $400 in a whole day. If you don't KNOW it is a "banksie" , then apparently it appears to be worthless graffiti.

arty art world nonsense , people with too much money and no sense.

“so like uhh! whats the deal?”

Since: May 09

planet earth.

#2 Nov 2, 2013
Prob right but its the subject matter thats supposed to provoke a response..
its like all obtuse art your supposed to eventually "GET IT"
The places he leaves them tell some of the story.
Mr Giblets

UK

#3 Nov 2, 2013
I find it funny when his masterpieces get "defaced" by "Vandals" who are doing exactly what he does - painting on poperty without permission.
CTM

New Milford, CT

#4 Nov 2, 2013
The art is great and he proves you don't have to be genius to outwit the cops:)

“so like uhh! whats the deal?”

Since: May 09

planet earth.

#5 Nov 2, 2013
Yeah thats quite funny, but the people doing it are trying to get a name for themselves by riding on his fame..
Hes got the attention of the media , i doubt these others will carry any messages other than "look i tried to outsmart a media icon and failed"

Saying that i think most "modern art" is just overindulged rubbish but i like his art i must confess.
CTM

New Milford, CT

#6 Nov 3, 2013
I haven't heard of any American banksy notes, I wonder what his statement on those would be..:)

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