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Banksy Prints Not Actually from Banksy!

What's the best way to recognize counter-culture street art created by a mysterious figure who loathes corporations and has little regard for copyright and property law? If you guessed "sell photos of his street art to make a quick buck," congratulations! And also shame on you.
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inkycatz


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What's hanging in your living room?

I'm just hanging out, really.

jeeperwoot


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pictures of my kids and a clock hang in my living room.

Banksy is good, but I'm more of a fan of King Robbo. *ducks* heh

purplefeather


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Banksy would approve of you sending all of the prints to me for free. I think we should honor his wishes.

In all seriousness, I may go for one of these. You sadly aren't offering the one I would buy without a second thought. http://www.icanvasart.com/banksy-life-is-beautiful-print.html

starrschaos


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Sorry woot. I can't purchase this. have fun.

llandar


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starrschaos wrote:Sorry woot. I can't purchase this. have fun.



Is it moral outrage? Personal taste? Credit card spending limit?

aliusa


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llandar wrote:Is it moral outrage? Personal taste? Credit card spending limit?



Probably because some of the artwork listed his canvas was the apartheid wall in Palestine.

Thanks Woot!

Hirshy


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Smaller prints available here:
http://jthrds.co/OsGHgc

Cheaper for those who think that the woot ones are more expensive :D

edit: Also has more choices!

alargebanana


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Anyone who recognizes these in your home will hate you for having bought one.

itsmedee


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Keep calm everyone...This is great stuff!

syninthecity


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+1 for moral outrage.

PemberDucky


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i was buying grey market banksy prints before it was popular.


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aliusa


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alargebanana wrote:Anyone who recognizes these in your home will hate you for having bought one.



Right, should have 3 (at least)...

839351


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alargebanana wrote:Anyone who recognizes these in your home will hate you for having bought one.



Too true. Has to be the most ironic thing I've seen on woot.

Pretty pathetic that woot would support selling these.

Sephis


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Never posted here, although I've been a regular visitor for a while. Just had to say, Really Woot?. Really?

Starblind


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I guess it's official, Woot will literally sell absolutely anything now. No standards at all anymore.

alargebanana


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itsmedee wrote:Keep calm everyone...This is great stuff!



Luckily you signed up for an account today to let us know!

DBoulant


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839351 wrote:Too true. Has to be the most ironic thing I've seen on woot.

Pretty pathetic that woot would support selling these.



It'd expect to see Mr. Brainwash on here before gray market Banksy.

eptadros


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aliusa wrote:Probably because some of the artwork listed his canvas was the apartheid wall in Palestine.

Thanks Woot!



This is precisely why I am considering buying one. Free Palestine!

ibom


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Guys should watch exit through the gift shop.so related its not even funny

jamesonbirrell


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If a blank wall is criminal, then shouldn't I be compelled to buy one if these, despite the irony?

Unless the art is worthless, in which case, should it be sprayed over nice blank walls?

I'm sticking with my blank white walls, and keeping my wallet from going empty. As for this Bansky hero... never heard of him, but might look him up one day. Some make heros out of vandals - often it's the punks & thugs.

itsmedee


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alargebanana wrote:Luckily you signed up for an account today to let us know!



Likewise! Luckily you signed up to let us know how big your bananas are...

Whoshe messil kahhhpe! Mosssss lea araaaa bret khizeeeeee! Sill yimmakh. Wkhole ikhreaa.

zkjrwp1vgjbfxre


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i would buy this... just kidding

lwang


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This is ridiculous. Which phat kat is milking us for these?

Shouldn't some shyster who wants an authentic reproduction demand that it be on cement or brick surface instead of canvas?

If I wanted one of these, I would just go chisel it out of a wall...except the 4partheid wa11 one, since I would be sh0t if I liberate the section from the wa11.

queesy


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You can download his work for free hes always made it free.... http://www.banksy.co.uk/shop/shop2.html

fjp999


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queesy wrote:You can download his work for free hes always made it free.... http://www.banksy.co.uk/shop/shop2.html



Thanks for that link.

"Free" is always most excellent!

davemays123


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eptadros wrote:This is precisely why I am considering buying one. Free Palestine!



Don't be fooled, you don't really get a free Palestine with purchase. I've been swindled int his way before (I'm the rightful owner of Tibet, but China won't let me take possession).

purplefeather


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I like Banksy's art. Sometimes I agree with his message, sometimes I don't. That's one of the special things about having opinions. Some of Banksy's work has been sold for much more than you're seeing here, and some of it has been painted over and destroyed. Maybe I can't have an original, but I'd settle for a print.

The thing that's making me hesitate on buying one of these is I'm pretty sure the artist is not being paid for them. If I'm going to pay for his art, I'd rather pay him, and not some random company taking advantage of his anonymity.

lazydays99


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eptadros wrote:This is precisely why I am considering buying one. Free Palestine!



irony aside, if you wish to free Palestine make a contribution to a charity supporting those aims and get a screenshot and frame that :-P

aliusa


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lazydays99 wrote:irony aside, if you wish to free Palestine make a contribution to a charity supporting those aims and get a screenshot and frame that :-P



Good advice. BDS

diabeticon


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aliusa wrote:Good advice. BDS



Bachelor of Dental Surgery? Bicycle Dealer Showcase? British Dragonfly Society? Boondock Saints? Born Down Souf?

I'm at a loss.

... Bibo ergo sum.

DBoulant


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buy the print, paint a blank wall over it, then hang it on a graffiti covered wall downtown

1224


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purplefeather wrote:I like Banksy's art. Sometimes I agree with his message, sometimes I don't. That's one of the special things about having opinions. Some of Banksy's work has been sold for much more than you're seeing here, and some of it has been painted over and destroyed. Maybe I can't have an original, but I'd settle for a print.

The thing that's making me hesitate on buying one of these is I'm pretty sure the artist is not being paid for them. If I'm going to pay for his art, I'd rather pay him, and not some random company taking advantage of his anonymity.



This is exactly what stopped me, too, despite the initial excitement I felt from recognizing the picture. I am rather surprised that woot would sell these.

DaZoneRanger


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PemberDucky wrote:i was buying grey market banksy prints before it was popular.



^^ hipster

andrewhallze


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I wonder what ever happened to the billboard he did? I remember reading the owners of the sign liked it and wanted to keep it and some old fuddy duddy's from the city made em take it down.

rainfall2112


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Total garbage that Woot allows this

bhcompy


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eptadros wrote:This is precisely why I am considering buying one. Free Palestine!



Indeed, free Palestine from the grips of Hamas

amelljasons


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I think I'll buy these and hang them up next to my Mr. Brainwash prints...u mad bro?

renouxa


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Oh my god. OR! You can buy some 100lb paper from office max, and make your own stencils! (http://www.ehow.com/how_6545017_make-stencil-using-paint.html)
THEN you can get some spray paint and canvas, and make your own versions of the $50 prints to give to friends and family!! Save yourself the $5000 to buy all these, and spend $20 making the exact same thing. Everyone will think you're a high roller. Or insane. Whichever.

It's rare woot makes me want to vom, but whoa.

renouxa


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renouxa wrote:(http://www.ehow.com/how_6545017_make-stencil-using-paint.html)



Sorry, this is a vastly better place to learn about stencils.

Thanks for reminding me about this at least, woot.