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Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by DITDxCULT, Oct 18, 2003.


    DITDxCULT Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 1,192 Likes Received: 0
    Graffiti artist sneaks his work onto the wall at Tate Britain
    Oct 18 2003

    The Western Mail

    A RENOWNED graffiti artist managed to slip into one of Britain's best known galleries and stick one of his own works on the wall, it emerged yesterday.

    Banksy, best known for creating the sleeve of the latest Blur album, glued his painting to the wall of Tate Britain and it was only discovered when it crashed to the floor hours later.

    The work has now been placed in the London gallery's lost property section.

    Banksy keeps his real identity secret for fear of prosecution after spray-painting numerous sites with his witty works.

    He visited Tate Britain on Wednesday morning in prosthetic make-up to make him look elderly. The artist then took his framed painting out of a bag, a rural scene which had an image of police tape stencilled on to it, and stuck it on the wall unchallenged. A card next to it read: "Banksy 1975. Crimewatch UK Has Ruined The Countryside For All Of Us. 2003. Oil On Canvas."

    The caption added, "The artist has found an unsigned oil painting and then stencilled police incident tape over the top.

    "He argues that ruining the work in this way reflects how our nation has been vandalised by an obsession with crime and paedophilia.

    "Any visit to a secluded beauty spot now feels like it may result in being molested or finding discarded body parts. Presented by the artist personally in 2003."

    Tate Britain said in a statement that a man had "left a personal possession in one of the galleries at Tate Britain.

    "Tate security discovered the item a short while later and it was removed. It is currently being held in lost property.

    "For obvious reasons Tate cannot discuss its security arrangements," the statement added.

    Many of Banksy's artworks have been sprayed on the walls and pavements of the Shoreditch area of London. They have included a large work poking fun at police - right next to a police station.
  2. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    haha, that's fucking awesome.
  3. nang'eds!

    nang'eds! Member

    Joined: Jun 17, 2003 Messages: 834 Likes Received: 0
    banksy is tha don.....
  4. drunken fool

    drunken fool Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2003 Messages: 156 Likes Received: 0
    haha that guy is straight up genius
  5. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Banksy is the fucking man.....
  6. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    give credit where credit is due.
  7. OsCaR306

    OsCaR306 Member

    Joined: May 20, 2002 Messages: 508 Likes Received: 0
    Tom Green has done that
  8. causinpanic

    causinpanic Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 13, 2003 Messages: 1,141 Likes Received: 0
    madd props. thats insane, hes a wild man! get up banksy.
  9. PHYNE

    PHYNE Guest

    dude dressed up to look like an old man ....dopeness
  10. nang'eds!

    nang'eds! Member

    Joined: Jun 17, 2003 Messages: 834 Likes Received: 0
    He visited Tate Britain on Wednesday morning in prosthetic make-up to make him look elderly."

    fucking dedicated stuff, if it where me i'd just run there with a ski mask on :D
  11. MILE.peasant

    MILE.peasant New Jack

    Joined: Oct 4, 2003 Messages: 27 Likes Received: 0
    fuckin ill......haha, thats so dope:lol:
  12. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 2

    space invader did it before him
  13. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
  14. yanceypants

    yanceypants New Jack

    Joined: Dec 7, 2002 Messages: 94 Likes Received: 0
    im sorry, is tate britain a museum?
  15. se_FOUR

    se_FOUR Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,796 Likes Received: 1

    Art Gallery, very very famous one..