Monday, October 13, 2008

I heart Banksy

One of my favorite quotes from Banksy; on the contemporary art scene:

“I don’t know how the art world gets away with it, it’s not like you hear songs on the radio that are just a mess of noise and then the d.j. says, ‘If you read the thesis that comes with this, it would make more sense.’ ” ~Banksy

And his 'manifesto':

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised God doesn’t work that way, so I stole
one and prayed for forgiveness.

- Emo Philips

I love him for so many things; his irreverence, his skill, his sense of humor, his anonymity/flair for publicity, his conscience, his politics, his social commentary, and his rats.

Art for daily life at it's finest, for sure.

He has a show in New York called the Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill:

More Banksy here (flickr).

Sorry to have such a link-happy post, but there is just so much to look at with this guy.

*thanks to lil bee for reminding me about him


  1. Thanks for the links! Love the quotes, too.

  2. You're very welcome, my that quote (the 2nd one, especially!)

  3. thank you so much for the inspiring quotes...made my day!

  4. I'd never heard of this artist. Thanks for introducing me to him.


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