I got a bunch of good stuff for my birthday last month — books, CDs, a groovy t-shirt, some terrific framed old photos. One particularly good book was a book about street-artist Banksy. I hate stupid meaningless graffiti (and have been regularly contacting Connex about Glenhuntly Station… they’re not quite meeting their own “clean within 24 hours of report” policy, but are close). But Banksy’s stuff is really interesting, thought-provoking and amusing, and I think blurs the line between art and vandalism.
I realised that apart from things I was given, I seem to have gone on a spending spree last month.
Evidently it was a month of acquisitions, in one way or another.[Pic: Banksy work in Flinders Lane, Melbourne]
6 replies on “Acquisitions”
Connex is connex. They are full of shit and everyone, except Lynne Kosky knows that!
Ditto what he said, except Kosky is just as full of cow manure as the rest of ’em ;)
Graffiti art and associated murals should be embraced. Unfortunately, our politicians think with their knee-caps and jerk their way against the inevitable, damaging local artists and long-term graffiti maintenance in doing so…
Interesting how it’s been protected behind perspex.
Meh, you’re one of those fuddiduddies who report graffiti?! The tagger stuff should be cleaned up, I agree, but there’s some absolutely WICKED artwork along my line. Banksy is awesome.
Tony: Yeah from memory the council realised the Banksy work is valuable and needed to be protected.
Ren: I report the tagger junk. Meaningless vandalism