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Defaced Banksy

Appropriate Media | 06.04.2009 08:07 | Culture | Free Spaces | Workers' Movements | World

In the early hours of this morning, Banksy's 'Mild Mild West' on Stokes Croft in Bristol (UK) was repainted by a member of Appropriate Media, presenting an alternative version of this 'alternative Bristol landmark'.

Banksy Mild Mild West
Banksy Mild Mild West

Through this action, Appropriate Media asks “What is the value of street art?”. How much time and money will be spent to restore this urban 'masterpiss' by urban masterpisser, Banksy.

Come on, you only care about it cos its a Banksy and he sells his lazy polemics to Hollywood movie stars for big bucks.

Come on, you only care about it cos makes you feel edgy and urban to tour round the inner city in your 4x4, taking in the tired coffee table subversion that graffiti has become.

Appropriate Media state:

Graffiti artists are the copywriters for the capitalist created phenomenon of urban art.
Graffiti artists are the performing spray-can monkeys for gentrification.

We call for the appropriate and legitimate use of public and private property.

We are taking matters into our own hands.
We will not seek permission.
We will retaliate.

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Display the following 27 comments

  1. bigger fish to fry than banksy — tosh
  2. What is this about? — milli schmidt
  3. WTF? — pathetic
  4. Does Banksy make any money from this? — Cartoonist
  5. Banksy is Viral Advertising — pd
  6. Predictable — tired
  7. banksy — brummie
  8. Info on 'APPROPRIATEMEDIA.NET' — The Clean Collective Info
  9. pathetic — kb
  10. stupid students — brummie
  11. Graffiti hypocrisy — BABS
  12. we call.......... — anon
  13. how to win friends and influence people — stokey
  14. Smacks of jealousy — Norvello
  15. Ridiculous — Jamal
  16. b — a
  17. Jacobdog — Jacobdog
  18. It's difficult to — coreluminous
  19. Real artists not stencil half steppers!! — hehimselfandi
  20. A drastic improvement — ultimatekev
  21. ouch! you hurt my banksy — Eight Ace 149
  22. stupid — Selina from Dove Street
  23. temporary art — anon
  24. splasher — NYC
  25. This is being cleaned up — Jon
  26. to hehimself&i — anon
  27. response to anon — hehimselfandi