Vandals attack new 'Banksy' artwork →

Interesting that now that Banksy is considered a legitimate artist, the headline is about ‘vandals’ attacking ‘artwork’. Strange how any alterations to the ‘art’ is vandalism when surely Banksy’s whole aesthetic is the democratisation of art and public space, and one inseparable element of putting art in a public space is the possibility - or likelihood now, given his prominence - of interference from someone or something else. He will have put up this piece knowing these things full well, probably expecting ‘vandalism’ and maybe even hoping for it after seeing publicly owned, un-vandalised works of his sell to private collectors for heinous amounts of money that doesn’t even cross his palm.

Looking at the pictures, it looks as though just the faces/heads of the three characters were deliberately whitewashed, (not like the paint splattered ‘naked man hanging out of a window’ at the bottom of Park Street in Bristol or the many that have been painted over) which could easily be a comment on Banksy’s massive pop culture status. Or a comment on the fact that people are trying so very hard to keep his work (in general, not just this one) untainted, going against the idea of street and stencil art by putting him up in the fine art canon, or any number of things.

How many other excellent stencil artists have had their stuff whitewashed over, or tagged over or whatever, without public disapproval? What makes their pieces less worthy of appreciation?

I’m not saying that it isn’t possible to vandalise street art or that these pub goers were wrong to clean off the paint, I just think the way that people reacted says quite a lot about people’s attitudes to art.

i am trying to keep this blog just for shit i make, but new Swans is just too good to not vomit it all over my social media feeds.

justgettingoff:

salmon thighs

part of a bigger picture. a bigger, stupider picture.

justgettingoff:

salmon thighs

part of a bigger picture. a bigger, stupider picture.

friday foto phun

friday foto phun

justgettingoff:

quick cut and paste job from last night.

justgettingoff:

quick cut and paste job from last night.

Hey! Thank you all so much for your support so far, really stoked that so many people are as excited as us about getting some great A/V stuff out there! Here’s a sneaky preview of some of the material for WAAV001. 

Each physical copy of Modem will come with postcard(ish) size prints of stills from the awesome geometric visuals that accompanied the performance, seen in the video. 40 different designs in total and we’ll only print one of each, so every copy of the release will be totally unique!

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George Godwin - Modem

Very excited that this will be the first release from Wrong Art A/V. A fantastic combination of abstract, suprematist-style visuals, dance and minimalist glitch electronica a la Alva Noto, all based around a single sample of a dial up modem. To be released this April, keep an eye out for full details of the physical release coming soon!

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what I’m up to these days

Wrong Art A/V: audio/visual record label

Get Off: fanzine with comics, poetry, fiction, illustration, interviews, photos etc. from myself and other (much more talented) contributors. first issue is pretty much ready but should be out late April as I’m just finishing uni.

yuppyditch:

This dame.
http://yuppyditch.tumblr.com/

yuppyditch:

This dame.

http://yuppyditch.tumblr.com/

sarajea:

Polaroid Pixels VI (Crabapple)
Photographs re-imagined as watercolor paintings.  A late summer project.
This image is available in my shop.

sarajea:

Polaroid Pixels VI (Crabapple)

Photographs re-imagined as watercolor paintings.  A late summer project.

This image is available in my shop.

likeafieldmouse:

Tom Friedman - Untitled (1990)

“The artist writes his signature repeatedly for the life of a pen.”

arpeggia:

Light sculptures by Pim Leenen

arpeggia:

Subway stations in Germany

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Photo credits: Stefan NeuwegerNick FrankChris ZieleckiChristian Beirle González

Like something out of a Kubrick film

simpsonsdrawingclub:

Milhouse Comics- Part 3
Murray Somerville

simpsonsdrawingclub:

Milhouse Comics- Part 3

Murray Somerville

youtreau:

Bathroom mirror by Patrick Caulfield 1968

youtreau:

Bathroom mirror by Patrick Caulfield 1968