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General => Art => Topic started by: Recusant on April 17, 2020, 08:44:15 PM

Title: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Recusant on April 17, 2020, 08:44:15 PM
Hat tip to Lark for this.  :boaterhat:

"Coronavirus: Banksy makes 'bathroom' lockdown art" | BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-52306748)

(https://i.imgur.com/ByRsDFW.jpg)
Image Credit: Banksy


(https://i.imgur.com/zHMB8vw.jpg)
Image Credit: Banksy


(https://i.imgur.com/dubc0Ju.jpg)
Image Credit: Banksy
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Tank on April 17, 2020, 08:53:10 PM
I love this :rofl:
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Asmodean on April 17, 2020, 09:35:46 PM
Good and proper artist, the artist is.

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Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 19, 2020, 05:40:43 PM
Good and proper artist, the artist is.

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Yes he is, I admire his work immensely.

He graced us in Detroit with some work, the most famous is this one which he did at the old abandoned Packard Plant:
(https://i.imgur.com/RFPO6w4.jpg)


However. This one should appeal to you Asmo.
It's titled "Tightrope Rat"
(https://i.imgur.com/2flZ2RL.jpg)

The chain tightrope that the rat is appears to be walking on is an actual chain, it isn't part of the painting.

Here's a close-up that shows the gold glitter, star shaped glasses that the Tightrope Rat is wearing.

(https://i.imgur.com/c1Awa54.jpg)
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 20, 2020, 09:52:24 PM
Those are great!
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Asmodean on April 21, 2020, 08:54:21 PM
Yep. One does have to appreciate artistic talent being applied to that most important matter of ratties.

Asmo’s perfect creatures, they are. He needs to get Him a couple again. Just better that way.
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 26, 2020, 08:56:07 PM
Yep. One does have to appreciate artistic talent being applied to that most important matter of ratties.

Asmo’s perfect creatures, they are. He needs to get Him a couple again. Just better that way.

I've been wanting to get a couple of rats as well.  ;D

(As pets, not minions.)
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Recusant on May 11, 2020, 11:06:59 PM
Perhaps most have already seen this, but it should be in this thread.

"New Banksy Artwork Unveiled at U.K. Hospital, Pays Tribute to Health Workers" | TIME (https://time.com/5833811/banksy-art-nurse/)

(https://i.imgur.com/XTKK1Q3.png)

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A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a British hospital.

The framed picture, titled “Game Changer,” depicts a young boy sitting on the floor playing with a nurse superhero toy. Batman and Spiderman action figure toys lie in a wastepaper basket next to the boy.

The nurse figure, complete with a cape and a face mask, wears an apron featuring a red cross — the only spot of color in the black-and-white work. The piece was placed on display in a corridor at Southampton General Hospital in southern England on Wednesday [May 6].

[. . .]

The artwork will be auctioned at a later date to raise money for national health charities, a spokeswoman for Banksy said.

[Link to full article. (https://time.com/5833811/banksy-art-nurse/)]
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Tank on May 12, 2020, 04:08:30 AM
We actually don't know whether Banksy is a man or a woman. Do we?
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Icarus on May 13, 2020, 12:10:20 AM
Banksy is marvelously skilled with a pencil or pen or whatever the instrument might be.  He /She has a keen sense of humor as well as pictorial admiration for those women and men who are trying to keep us alive.

Observe that I have capitalized two pronouns out of respect for that artist.
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: hermes2015 on May 13, 2020, 05:02:50 AM
Banksy is marvelously skilled with a pencil or pen or whatever the instrument might be.  He /She has a keen sense of humor as well as pictorial admiration for those women and men who are trying to keep us alive.

Observe that I have capitalized two pronouns out of respect for that artist.

I am reminded of Norman Rockwell's brilliant illustrations when I see some of Banksy's equally skillful graphics.
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: billy rubin on May 13, 2020, 01:18:18 PM
i agree

rockwell is famous for his wry and sometimes sentimental portrayals of american people. but his art had an edge when he was motivated that he doesn't often get credit for

(https://library.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/the-problem-we-all-live-with-1024x631.jpg)
Title: Re: Banksy Working From Home
Post by: Recusant on July 16, 2020, 04:35:45 AM
Rats in the Tube. (Another hat-tip to Lark, here.  :toff: )


"Banksy: New coronavirus-inspired artwork appears on Tube" | BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-53407715)

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Banksy has returned to the London Underground with a piece encouraging people to wear a face mask.

A video posted on his Instagram page shows a man, believed to be the enigmatic artist, disguised as a professional cleaner.

He can been seen ordering passengers away as he gets to work, stencilling rats around the inside of a carriage.

Transport for London (TfL) said the art was removed "some days ago" in line with its "strict anti-graffiti policy".

The work, called If You Don't Mask, You Don't Get, features a number of rats in pandemic-inspired poses and wearing face masks.

One rodent stencilled on the Circle Line train appears to be sneezing, while another is shown spraying anti-bacterial gel.

The artist's name is also daubed across the driver's door of a train.

[Continues . . . (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-53407715)]