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10,855.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  Keith Haring

 

 

10,857.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  Banksy

 

 

68,611.  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

 

 

68,612.  People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish ... but that’s only if it’s done properly.  Banksy, Wall and Piece

 

 

10,867.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop

 

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10,876.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  Graffiti Wars, Channel 4 2011

 

10,877.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid. 

 

10,878.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,879.  The different treatment of Banksy and Robby is symptomatic of a wider battle between street art and graffiti.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,880.  The most divisive art feud since Matisse and Picasso.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid. 

 

10,881.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid. 

 

10,882.  Robbo’s talent and ingenuity made him the undisputed graffiti king in London in the 80s and early 90s.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,883.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,884.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,885.  Graffiti writing has a strict code of conduct.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,886.  Robbo called into question Banksy’s artistic integrity.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,887.  Shoreditch: this is mecca for the world’s best street art and home to the galleries that bring it to a wider audience.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid. 

 

10,888.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,889.  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.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

 

10,896.  Graffiti is still 100% outlawed and it’s still illegal unless you’re Banksy when it’s celebrated and preserved.  (Art & Graffiti)  King Adz

 

 

10,905.  Since Graffiti first started appearing on the streets of the UK almost thirty years ago it's come a long long way.  (Art & Graffiti)  Graffiti: From Tags to Riches, Sky Arts 2013

 

10,906.  Banksy: whose work now sells for hundreds of thousands of pounds.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,907.  Authorities divided on whether street art should be sanctioned.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,908.  Sickboy is keen to distance himself from the hype.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

10,909.  Like Sickboy, Cyclops is one of the new wave of artists emerging in the wake of Banksy.  (Art & Graffiti)  ibid.

 

 

68,613.  Graffiti is beautiful; like a brick in the face of a cop.  Hunter S Thompson  

 

 

68,614.  If it takes more than five minutes, it’s not graffiti.  Mint Serf

 

 

97,666.  This is Nordic Noir graffiti – modern society seen as a hopeless labyrinth.  (Art & Graffiti & Artists: Street Art)  Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of Scandinavia III: Democratic by Design

 

 

3,158.  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.  (Space & Satellite & Mars & Joke & Graffiti)  Graffiti reportedly written on wall at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab 1999 after loss of Mars Polar Lander

 

 

99,330. A man in Sheffield got sentenced to five years for graffiti-ing.  Mark Thomas Comedy Product s1e5 

 

 

105,722.  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.  (New York & Graffiti & Artists & Hip Hop)  Style Wars, 1983 

 

105,723.  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.  (New York & Graffiti & Artists & Hip Hop)  ibid.

 

 

106,018.  ‘You’re not Banksy, bro; this is not your balloon.’  (Artists & Graffiti & New York)  Banksy Does New York ***** Sky Arts 2017, rozzer

 

106,019. 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 on unique work a day for the course of the month.  (Artists & Graffiti & New York)  ibid.  caption

 

106,020.  ‘Banksy has never let anyone see his face.’  (Artists & Graffiti & New York)  ibid.  news

 

106,021.  The integration of the street and social media.  (Artists & Graffiti & New York)  ibid.  

 

106,022.  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.  (Artists & Graffiti & New York)  ibid.

 

106,023.  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.  (Artists & Graffiti & New York)  ibid.

 

106,024.  Each piece that was originally purchased for $60 is now valued at approximately $250,000.  (Artists & Graffiti & New York)  ibid.

 

106,025.  All proceeds from the auction of The Banality of the Banality of Evil went to the Housing Works organization.  (Artists & Graffiti & New York)  ibid.

 

 

108,215.  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.  (Graffiti & Artists: Street Art)  Richard Clay, A Brief History of Graffiti, BBC 2017

 

108,216.  These are probably the most moving of the marks I’ve seen: marks left by Soviet soldiers who survived the battle for the Reichstag.  (Graffiti & Artists: Street Art)  ibid.

 

108,217.  The clues might lie deep in our past.  (Graffiti & Artists: Street Art)  ibid.

 

108,218.  This urge to mark walls around seems to be part of what makes us human.  (Graffiti & Artists: Street Art)  ibid.

 

108,219.  Graffiti can reveal power struggles between communities.  (Graffiti & Artists: Street Art)  ibid.

 

108,220.  This new graffiti that hit the urban sprawl of 60s and 70s America created a moral panic.  (Graffiti & Artists: Street Art)  ibid.  

 

108,221.  The best graffiti is art.  Challenging art.  (Graffiti & Artists: Pop Art)  ibid.

 

 

119,645.  Eels try to upload graffiti to the Dark Nine before we can burn it.  (Science Fiction & Graffiti)  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