posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 08:30 AM
reply to post by Ginga
we arent in disagreement with him selling his artwork ! not in the slightest , everyone loves getting paid !
graffiti and street art is anti establishment to begin with , yet banksy as far as I know has never spoke out against the baltant hypocracy of the
local councils and or government when it comes to making graffiti and street art a recognised artform in the eyes of the law yet his art is protected
whilst the rest of the artists he shares streets with are buffed ! Simply because he has been endorsed by the media and celebrities !
People dislike him not through jealousy but through disdain towards his general attitude to people of the same circles I know people who are far more
talented and far more original than Banksy and they are just slowly after maybe 20 years of constant battles with Glasgow council to get some form of
appreciation for their artform!
and yet Glasgow the city of culture still doesnt have one legal wall !
Banksy with his position of influence would be able to change that , but he cares more about his anonymity than cultural and artistic progress for the
artform, he is selfish
Every graffiti writer I know has painted both legal and illegal walls and been buffed and they havent changed their attitude towards the culture ! Im
pretty sure that once he started out he was for the same reasons painting like everyone else to get up ! now I think its slightly different and thats
why people dislike him in the circles