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Banksy, Picasso and All That Jazz.


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Since some here have expressed their interest in visual arts I've decided to start this new thread, on which according to the OP will nothing which is visuals/looks connected will be OT :)

 

I don't think I'm qualified to discuss arts in a really professional way (this is not what this thread is for, let's just have some fun) but IMHP(ersonal)O both these painters:

 

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were a little overrated (among other things due to a skillful self-promotion).

 

I mentioned a couple of Picasso related fun facts but IMO the man who himself said..

“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.”

..is probably even more 'interesting' figure:

 

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OTOH, like I said on another thread, I really admire Banksy and his brilliantly communicative, non-compromising, art of satire and protest. 

 

Here are some examples.

 

Love is in the Air (Flower Thrower) (2003)

 

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Girl with Balloon aka There Is Always Hope (2004) - the original one.

 

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Napalm (2004)

 

Banksy, ‘Napalm’, 2004, Stowe Gallery

 

Selling his art in Central Park for $60 per piece (some of his paintings are worth hundreds of thousands) - he made only $420 in a day..

 

 

 

Auction at Sotheby's - let's say ..the Girl's with Baloon ..second coming.. (The Director’s half cut)

 

 

 

And BTW - more on the audio side of visual arts - I would be really interested - which audio gear's looks alone make in your case guys a temptation to buy it almost irresistible.?

In other words - the best (subjectively) looking audio gear of all time..

 

In my case I must admit I have difficulties with taking my eyes of these whenever I see them.

 

Obsessed with Jadis Eurythmie II A DIY Project

 

They actually look as if they were designed by Dali.. x-D

 

Let's have some fun :)

 

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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Some of the Comedy Wildlife Photography awards 2020 finalists :)

 

O sole mio, Roland Kranitz.

 

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I had to stay late at work, Luis Burgue.

 

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Sun salutation class, Sue Hollis.

 

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Almost time to get up, Charlie Davidson.

 

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Monkey business, Megan Lorenz.

 

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Hide and seek, Tim Hearn.

 

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What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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