NY - Banksy photographed? Equipment failure may offer clue to artist "Robin Banks"

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    I find it touching that the Mail considers his real name may be "Robin Banks" (or "Robin Gunningham," lol). But it may be.

    Is this Banksy? Elusive graffiti artist may have finally been caught out after his van broke down while installing artwork in New York
    the story and the pictures at the link
     
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  3. Norwegian

    Norwegian New Member

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    I just want to say that I love Banksy.

    Especially his first graffiti and artwork is marvelous and very critical of society, in a way that I like and can understand.

    But if he's revealed? Will he face charges for vandalism in a lot of countries?
     
  4. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    The elusive painter releases a video of an elderly man selling what looked like knock-off versions of the artist's iconic work.

    http://news.sky.com/story/1154091/banksy-sells-artwork-worth-20000-for-38

    But they were actually original pieces painted and signed by the anonymous artist, who is currently exhibiting in the city.

    I have to wonder if it's him sitting there. :)
     
  5. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    I watched the news report on this, earlier, with my mouth dropped open... envious. I would love to own a piece of his work, but I have to admit that had I been in NYC and saw the display, I would have assumed it was knockoffs and shied away from purchasing anything. I guess I need to learn to be more open-minded...
     
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    FrayedKnot Former Member

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  7. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Banksy adds Nazi to thrift store painting, amps up charity’s fund-raising

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nazi-coming-banksy-article-1.1500774

    The cagey street artist surprised the Housing Works Thrift Shop in Gramercy on Tuesday by returning a pastoral oil painting he had bought for $50, after he added a Nazi soldier sporting a swastika armband.
     
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    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Jacie Estes Medical Marijuana Advocate

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    Exit Through the Gift Shop

    [video=youtube;b-epHjOEPjA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-epHjOEPjA[/video]
     

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