Exit Through The Gift Shop Sniping Hit-Removed
2nd Avenue & 6th St. 04-13-10
RJ of Vandalog just posted his two cents regarding Jake Dobkin's recent photo of Banksy's street advertising for his new movie Exit Through The Gift Shop. (Which I saw and thoroughly enjoyed)
2nd Avenue & 6th St. 04-13-10 (Banksy Adverts)
Banksy once said “‘Every time one of my friends borrows my ideas, mounts a huge art show and becomes a millionaire celebrity,’ a little bit of me wants him dead.” I’ll amend that to “Every time a street artist turns their back on their values, mounts a huge flyposting campaign and becomes what is essentially an advertising executive, a little bit of me wants to write over their work.”Because RJ is far away in London and because we have just won the fight against NPA and thier illegal wildposting operations, I thought I'd take the opportunity to critique Banksy's commercial endeavor on our streets. I have been so busy I had to go over to this spot at 2 in the afternoon. I would have gone larger but this criticism was done at 2nd avenue and 6th street which is only a block away from the 9th precinct where all those arrested during the NYSAT projects were processed. I thought it better to make my point and move on.