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Street Art or Graffiti?

October 10, 2011

I read the following news article LINK this morning and though it was rather funny. Someone in Coffs Harbour (small city between Sydney and Brisbane) is secretly colouring large cube shaped stones that act as the break-wall from the ocean, with various bright colours.

The pictures in the article are especially great as it features a group of fishermen casting out from the rocks. The whole scene has an absurd cartoon feel to it.

Some people say it’s vandalism and perhaps in the true sense that is correct. But I have to say it’s the best form of graffiti there is. I hate seeing a long fence with 100 squiggles of some idiots tag sprayed on it one after the other as if he is in preschool learning to write his name again.

My favourite and probably the most famous graffiti artist would be Banksy. He definitely is one of the most creative artisans in the street art circles. There is a good article on him on Wikipedia so I won’t bother telling you more about the man, instead I’ll just post some of the work he has done.

One of the things I like about Banksy’s artwork is the use of political messages mashed with humour.

Banksy’s art work:

Banksy - West bank wallBanksy - West bank wall 2

Banksy - West bank wall 2

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. nikparks permalink
    October 10, 2011 3:25 pm

    Banksy is remarkable, isn’t he?

  2. Alen permalink
    October 10, 2011 10:34 pm

    I can picture it now, 1000 years from now: While we know that this work was done sometime in the 21st century; we do not know why, or for what purpose it served. Most archaeologists believe that this monument was used as a part of religious ceremony.

  3. bob cunnigham permalink
    January 18, 2012 2:05 am

    i thimk banky is the greatest artist whever live 🙂

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