Gothamist posted this video showing the perpetrator destroying the Banksy artwork that went up in Woodside yesterday.
Banksy’s Woodside Piece Gets Dissed from Gothamist on Vimeo.
By Sunnyside Post on Oct 15, 2013. Posted in General News
There are creative, decent men who create and there are childish, envious punks who destroy.
That’s kind of the point of Banksy’s art, isn’t it? I mean, even his actual piece was a guy “cleaning off” the spray of “What we do in life echoes in eternity”.
Which I’d argue to mean its our actions that matter…. but that his art is, quite literally, temporary.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
So the tagger was tagged over. One crime on top of another. Tagging is a crime, even if it looks “nice”.
@Krissi is right, that’s the whole point of the art. The way that it might be revered by some or destroyed by others, noticing that and reacting to it really is the whole point -
Too bad… He beat me to it.
Well, what does it look like now? And this guy is doing it because. . .?
Now someone will tag over the guy who tagged over Banksy
whys it worth thousands of dollars? cuz snobby people say so?
Its hypocritical for a “tagger” to be upset when his work is “toyed”.
apparently graffitti artists are the most jealous little babies on the planet.
@sunnysideposthatesme14 why is anything worth anything? It’s basic economics: supply and demand. It’s capitalism.
Why do people pay thousands for a scarf or tens of thousands for old photos or furniture? Diamonds aren’t even scarce but sell for a fortune because the market is strictly controlled. Is watching a Yankees game really worth hundreds?
It’s all about the value someone has for it. The value of the raw materials is exponentially less than the cost.
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