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Started by TinyMcOtter on Oct 9, 2018 6:50:39 AM
Is shredding Banksy’s £1m painting his greatest work, or just another tedious conceptual art stunt?

It's not as if artists haven't done this kind of thing before.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/
08/why-shredder-is-banksy-greatest-work

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TinyMcOtter - 09 Oct 2018 06:56:04 (#1 of 54)

Also, I'm pretty sure it wasn't Picasso who said that 'the urge to destroy is a creative urge'.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/
06/banksy-sothebys-auction-prank-leaves-art-world-in-shreds-girl-with-balloon

col2001 - 09 Oct 2018 06:58:21 (#2 of 54)

'prank'

machiavelli - 09 Oct 2018 06:59:01 (#3 of 54)

Is shredding Banksy’s £1m painting his greatest work, or just another tedious conceptual art stunt?

Answer is B).

HouseOfLametta - 09 Oct 2018 07:02:59 (#4 of 54)

And the reason for that is “batteries”. We are supposed to believe that this hidden apparatus lie in wait, unmaintained and undetected for “years” and then functioned on cue?

Nah. It was set up a few days before, tops.

thisonehasalittlehat - 09 Oct 2018 07:07:06 (#5 of 54)

Has anyone suggested it wasn't?

machiavelli - 09 Oct 2018 07:14:29 (#6 of 54)

You can't beat the self-satire of someone paying a million wingwangs for a Wanksy.

levelgaze - 09 Oct 2018 07:17:10 (#7 of 54)

Has anyone suggested it wasn't?



Banksy suggested he had built it a couple of years ago.

browserbutton - 09 Oct 2018 07:30:52 (#8 of 54)

I suspect it was Pranksy on the other end of the phone, bidding for it. That way he could be sure of maximum gasp-horror effect when it shredded.

indlovubill - 09 Oct 2018 07:33:45 (#9 of 54)

A publicity stunt worthy of the art world Banksy pretends to despise.

OneOfOne - 09 Oct 2018 07:35:42 (#10 of 54)

I thoight it were grate

indlovubill - 09 Oct 2018 07:36:47 (#11 of 54)

Grated FFS.

Arjuna - 09 Oct 2018 07:39:37 (#12 of 54)

I thought it was quite funny

browserbutton - 09 Oct 2018 07:42:05 (#13 of 54)

Art has evolved from the Golden Mean to the Golden Shred. Soon, all the great works will be toast.

Delighted_User - 09 Oct 2018 07:43:05 (#14 of 54)

"Also, I'm pretty sure it wasn't Picasso who said that 'the urge to destroy is a creative urge."

RT point out that it was Bakunin, which puts them one up on the Graun. But there is a story that Picasso, as a child, dropped a mirror he'd been asked to carry and burst into tears. His father asked him why he was crying, and what he'd seen in the mirror before. "The sun." "And what do you see in it now?" "A hundred suns." This story was supposed to illustrate the wonder of art, or something, even in destruction.

Even though I was probably about the same age as the mirror-breaker at the time I read this, it struck me as bollocks. His father probably just clipped him round the ear.

Peacock - 09 Oct 2018 07:45:56 (#15 of 54)

I love his stuff. It gets publicity and is interesting.

TinyMcOtter - 09 Oct 2018 07:52:43 (#16 of 54)

RT point out that it was Bakunin, which puts them one up on the Graun



When RT are fact checking more than the Guardian, we should be worried.

Delighted_User - 09 Oct 2018 08:00:55 (#17 of 54)

Well, quite.

TheExcession - 09 Oct 2018 08:51:50 (#18 of 54)

You can imagine the aftermath:

'Aw mate, did you see their faces? That was well jackson!'

'Yeah Banksie, mate. Totally fucking mexico!'

Loogoo - 09 Oct 2018 08:57:57 (#19 of 54)

Sophomoric stunt... yawns..

I do not like Banksy... okay with me if he shreds all of his crap- sooner the better.

browserbutton - 09 Oct 2018 09:05:00 (#20 of 54)

<meanwhile, Banksy is spraying on a wall somewhere>

"There you go. Now quick get some plexiglass over that shit, you morons!"

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