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Almost immediately upon my arrival in New York I had begun to be interested in and intrigued by and fascinated by the graffiti I was seeing on the streets. Keith Haring
If you think my graffiti is overrated you’d be right. I only hope that one day I get the lack of recognition I deserve. Banksy
Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss. Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall
People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish ... but that’s only if it’s done properly. Banksy, Wall and Piece
Banksy had started out as a provincial graffiti artist but before long his stencils were appearing all over Britain. Through a series of DIY art shows Banksy was now taking vandalism in an entirely new direction. Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop
This man is described by some as one of the most important figures in counter-culture art. But the chances are you’ve never heard of him. Most of his work no longer exists. And was painted illegally in the first place. King Robbo is a wanted man and protects his identify for fear of arrest. Graffiti Wars, Channel 4 2011
He is one of the pioneers of graffiti writing. A movement that champions freedom of expression, and can be seen on street corners all over the world. ibid.
This is Banksy: the enigmatic street artist who also came from graffiti but has sold a popular and commercially successful version back to the world. ibid.
The different treatment of Banksy and Robbo is symptomatic of a wider battle between street art and graffiti. ibid.
The most divisive art feud since Matisse and Picasso. ibid.
For the teenage Robbo from a tough London council estate bombing the trains was a way to raise a big middle finger to authority, as well as a opportunity to get his art seen by as many people as possible. An art gallery on wheels. ibid.
Robbo’s talent and ingenuity made him the undisputed graffiti king in London in the ’80s and early ’90s. ibid.
All of his work gradually vanished from the walls and trains of London except for this piece – painted in 1985 underneath the British Transport Police Headquarters ... The oldest piece of graffiti in London. ibid.
One night he met a young artist from Bristol called Banksy ... Banksy doesn’t play by graffiti’s rules and never did ... Banksy attacked Robbo’s final piece of work and turned the famous canal-side piece into this ... Banksy’s act was considered sacrilegious by many in the graffiti world. And it brought King Robbo out of retirement. ibid.
Graffiti writing has a strict code of conduct. ibid.
Robbo called into question Banksy’s artistic integrity. ibid.
Shoreditch: this is mecca for the world’s best street art and home to the galleries that bring it to a wider audience. ibid.
This gallery helped to establish Banksy as a selling artist. The fact that Robbo is now exhibiting here has not gone down well with the stenciller’s hardcore supporters. ibid.
But Robbo would never get his chance to retaliate against Banksy. Just days after this filming took place he was found unconscious in the street with life-threatening head injuries. And he’s been in a coma ever since. ibid.
Graffiti is still 100% outlawed and it’s still illegal unless you’re Banksy when it’s celebrated and preserved. King Adz
Since Graffiti first started appearing on the streets of the UK almost thirty years ago it’s come a long long way. Graffiti: From Tags to Riches, Sky Arts 2013
Banksy: whose work now sells for hundreds of thousands of pounds. ibid.
Authorities divided on whether street art should be sanctioned. ibid.
Sickboy is keen to distance himself from the hype. ibid.
Like Sickboy, Cyclops is one of the new wave of artists emerging in the wake of Banksy. ibid.
Graffiti is beautiful; like a brick in the face of a cop. Hunter S Thompson
If it takes more than five minutes, it’s not graffiti. Mint Serf
This is Nordic Noir graffiti – modern society seen as a hopeless labyrinth. Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of Scandinavia III: Democratic by Design, BBC 2016
We have your satellite. If you want it back send 20 billion in Martian money. No funny business or you will never see it again. Graffiti reportedly written on wall at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab 1999 after loss of Mars Polar Lander
A man in Sheffield got sentenced to five years for graffiti-ing. Mark Thomas Comedy Product s1e5, Channel 4 1996
New York City 1982: They call themselves writers because that’s what they do: they write their names among other things everywhere. Names they’ve been given or have chosen themselves. Most of all they write in and on subway trains which carry their names from one end of the city to the other. It’s called bombing … Graffiti writing in New York is a vocation … to some it’s art. Style Wars, 1983
In the 1970s New York graffiti, rapping and breaking became the prime expression of a new young people’s subculture called Hip Hop. Graffiti is the written word. ibid.
‘You’re not Banksy, bro; this is not your balloon.’ Banksy Does New York ***** rozzer, Sky Arts 2017
On October 1st 2013 the street artist known as Banksy announced an artist residency in New York City. Banksy took over the city streets, exhibiting one unique work a day for the course of the month. ibid. caption
‘Banksy has never let anyone see his face.’ ibid. news
The integration of the street and social media. ibid.
In 2013, the building owners announced 5 Pointz would be sold and developed into luxury condos. The local graffiti and arts community began a legal battle to try and save 5 Pointz. ibid.
Starting on day 11, Banksy’s mobile installation Sirens of the Lambs was driven around the city, parking at New York’s landmark meat stores. ibid.
Each piece that was originally purchased for $60 is now valued at approximately $250,000. ibid.
All proceeds from the auction of The Banality of the Banality of Evil went to the Housing Works organization. ibid.
Graffiti can be many things: the ephemeral lasts: from the scandalous scrawlings of Rome’s citizens to radical graffiti of revolutionary Parisian, it can be scratched, written, even painted. But what does it mean? For tens of thousands of years humans have been leaving their marks on walls. Richard Clay, A Brief History of Graffiti, BBC 2017
These are probably the most moving of the marks I’ve seen: marks left by Soviet soldiers who survived the battle for the Reichstag. ibid.
The clues might lie deep in our past. ibid.
This urge to mark walls around seems to be part of what makes us human. ibid.
Graffiti can reveal power struggles between communities. ibid.
This new graffiti that hit the urban sprawl of ’60s and ’70s America created a moral panic. ibid.
The best graffiti is art. Challenging art. ibid.
Eels, try to upload graffiti to the Dark Nine before we can burn it. Fahrenheit 451 2018 starring Michael B Jordan & Michael Shannon & Sofia Boutella & Khandi Singh & Martin Donovan & Andy McQueen & Dylan Taylor & Grace Lynn Kung & Keir Dullea et al, director Ramin Bahrani, Captain Beatty
Fuck The New World Order. Graffiti on Georgia Guidestones
Fuck You Read This Rockefeller. Graffiti on Georgia Guidestones
In October 2018 the anonymous street artist known as Banksy published this video online. In it he can be seen preparing a custom frame for his panting, Girl with Balloon. The painting is about to be offered for sale at Sotherby’s. Banksy & the Rise of Outlaw Art, Sky Arts 2021
As the hammer struck, the work started to fall through the frame, and as it did it shredded, and everyone witnessed in horror as it was destroyed. It caused a huge stir. ibid.