Will there ever be another Banksy?

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:32 pm

Kind of a loaded question and I have a lot of thoughts/questions about this artform that I can reasonably put into words here. I started collecting in part because of Banksy. In that time, less than 5 years ago, there has been an incredible run on some artists and posters-collecting in general. Can you imagine buying a Banksy back in the day for $75 and it lingered on sale for weeks? Now getting a Banksy is the equivalent to winning the lottery and almost all Fairey, Brainwash, Stout & Kawasaki releases sell out in seconds. Can poster-collecting maintain itself? I feel like the flippers might cannibalize the business eventually. Are there other artists who have Banksy's break-out potential? Are people too aware of street art and poster collecting for someone to really fly under the radar? More ideas to come. I'm curious what the rest of the ebeans community thinks
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Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:39 pm

i like banksy,i hope so. i would like to see what he comes up with and his progression. it does suck though how out of reach his stuff has become unless you have a semi fat pocket. maybe a few open editions would be fun of some good images.maybe some print collaberations with other artists would be fun. IMO.
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Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:55 pm

There will always be another Banksy.
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Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:02 am

His name is Brainwash
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Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:53 am

Goddammit. I thought this was going to be about popular impact, or being the spearhead of a new art movement, or someone that changes the game. But no, it's about flipping potential. Goddammit so much.
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Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:47 pm

I don't think it really matters, honestly. There will be another artist who comes along (or is already here) who upends the applecart again, and that's one of the biggest reasons many of us are here. The buzz, the anticipation, the spectacle...it's all part of the art.

Banksy is interesting, yes, but becoming repetitive. He is not a Van Gogh. The irony-for-irony's-sake routine is bound to grow old and be replaced by something more meaningful for the next era.
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Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:31 am

I hate to say it but there even greater margins on other artist out there but you have to know what you are doing and ya can't ship that stuff around in tubes.
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Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:33 am

Who's to say Banksy is just one person?

....I'm Banksy ;)
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Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:44 am

wneff wrote:The irony-for-irony's-sake routine is bound to grow old and be replaced by something more meaningful for the next era.
I look forward to seeing the new era of painters who are influenced by Banksy; whether it be his humor, placement, context, or political statements.
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Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:51 pm

^^I agree, Banksy's style could be co-opted in some interesting ways...ways more interesting than what has been attempted to date.
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Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:39 pm

So hard to predict. You should probably buy everything just to cover your bases.
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Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:31 pm

i am on the search for the next "Banksy" everyday..
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