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tony draper
9th Apr 2009, 13:47
Why do we allow our city fathers and councils to pander to these bloody idiots who call themselves artist,another loonatic scheme probably paid for by council tax,the last one was a utterly pointless bamboo construction across the Tyne at Newcastle.
:suspect:
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Aha! just announced on the local news, apparently a modicum of sanity remains at Newcastle City Council the "artist" had been told to buggah orf sling his hook and con some other town.
:ok:

Storminnorm
9th Apr 2009, 15:33
Bl**dy Earl Gray! Ruined a good cup of tea.
Lord Sainsbury's Red Label, much better.

tony draper
9th Apr 2009, 15:39
Reformed the corn laws did Earl Grey, now we can eat as much corn as we like thanks to him.
:)

Storminnorm
9th Apr 2009, 15:43
Bit of a "Flakey" character then Cap'n ?

sitigeltfel
9th Apr 2009, 16:14
Clueless councilors are terrified of being labeled philistines and succumb to any so called artist who comes along with barmy ideas such as this. They all like to think they are cultural experts but in reality they couldn't tell their Picasso's from their Pollock's.

Pillocks!

Rainboe
9th Apr 2009, 16:32
My hate is grafitti. How dare those creeps daub their rubbish in my face. Sadly some people see 'art' in it. Kids have been educated in 'grafitti'. If I were to daub my own sprayings on this alleged 'artwork', would I be done for vandalism?

Storminnorm
9th Apr 2009, 16:42
Rainboe. Lucky for you I don't know how to Daub on PPrune.
Otherwise I couldn't resist it!!! :ok:

tony draper
9th Apr 2009, 16:43
Educated?, I believe various of our Universities offer a degree in Grafitti now Mr Rainboe.
:uhoh:

Beatriz Fontana
9th Apr 2009, 16:44
I know it's only early April, but this has to be awarded the 'thread title of the year' prize for 2009. :ok:

Storminnorm
9th Apr 2009, 17:06
Beatriz, If you're not going to take it seriously then please leave.
Thank You.

OFSO
9th Apr 2009, 17:35
No don't Beatritz, he doesn't mean it, he's just showing his rough side.....

Now about that installation called "hope" that you've sold to Islington Council for five million, the one made out of old coke cans, rubber bands discarded by PO employees, and bent exhaust systems.....

EDDNHopper
9th Apr 2009, 17:39
Usually, one is all against graffiti and such.

If it destroys certain values, that is.

There are, however, pretty good examples of pretty good "streetart".

Banksy of course.

http://banksy.co.uk/outdoors/images/landscapes/soldierbeth01.jpg

Banksy (http://banksy.co.uk/outdoors/horizontal_1.htm)

Some cool examples of places that would otherwise look pretty dull:

Wooster Collective: Murals Archives (http://www.woostercollective.com/murals/)

Julian Beever.

http://www.archispass.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/02/batman.jpg

Krystal n chips
9th Apr 2009, 17:53
Alas Mr D, not all councils have the foresight to say "Ferk orff" as the Glorious Peoples Undemocratic Politically Correct Fiefdoms of Manchester duly demonstrated.....after the odd chunk or two had fallen off that is....although given it's location in East Manchester, bits of sharp metal getting airborne is hardly an unusual event.......note the, er, "slight cost increase"...as always.:ugh:


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Evening Star
9th Apr 2009, 17:56
... utterly pointless bamboo construction across the Tyne at Newcastle.

Actually, I rather liked that one.:8

Rainboe
9th Apr 2009, 18:13
I like the chalk on pavement thing. That Batman one is the best I've seen. But it washes off, those awful paint daubings stay! Some of the artistic murals are good, but when they consist of large letters, I lose patience.

Blacksheep
10th Apr 2009, 01:54
My favourite anti-arty-farty-feckwiterrer is Pablo Picasso. Folks were inclined to bring him items of his work for verification. If he liked it he would say it was genuine, even if it wasn't. If he didn't like it he would say it was a forgery, even if it wasn't. One wonders how many Picassos hang in town halls around the world that in reality never had a lick of paint from the master?