A short bit on why most Street Art sucks.

May 23rd, 2010 by

This is hilarious:
http://jolenajanill.tumblr.com/post/620214144/banksystreetart-not-12-hours-ago-word-spread

“Hmmm, I wonder if the dude taking this picture went and beat the shit out of him after? Hahahaa”

If anything, I’m buying him a beer next time we hang out.

If some of you Banksy Ballhuggers haven’t figured it out yet, I don’t respect his work. In fact, I don’t respect a lot of street art.

The reason is simple. Doing real graffiti takes balls. Slapping some glue on a wall with some ‘art’ you made in your comfy home isn’t impressive to me at all. If you want to impress me, go risk your life dodging some cops and subways to paint a train. Go down to Oak Point and do a whole car freight, and pray the CSX cop doesn’t set the k9 on your ass before you get arrested.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of people with a lot of talent out there creating ‘street art’. I dabbled on occasion with some metal myself. I just fail to see why there is any hype at all about Banksy. Put his stuff on a CD cover and you won’t even notice it.  It’s really not that impressive at all. Maybe if he was doing it 100% illegally and risking his life and liberty to do it, maybe then I’d respect it. Even if he did do this though, I’d still not be able to respect him for the shit he pulled on Robbo. When a piece of graffiti has lasted decades, it should just be left the fuck alone, not gone over by some nitwit who thinks he’s hot shit.

This is why I support anyone and everyone that disses his shit. This is just my opinion though, and like lips and assholes everyone’s got one. In the coming days I’ll gather up more ‘haters’ and discuss this a bit further.

(Note, since I’ve already played the seriously boring game of batting away Banksy Ballsuckers in the comments of this post, I will just plain be not running/deleting such replies to this one. )

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