This a Banksy?

Posted on May 10th, 2010 10 great comments. Room for one more!

Here’s something else I found stuck to the wall this afternoon (Church, south of Dundas). Could it be?

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Should I go full frontal on these people?

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10 Comments on “ This a Banksy? ”

  • couponboa
    May 10th, 2010 6:33 pm

    May be! But the eyes look very lively.

    BTW how did you notice that graffiti?


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  • Patrick Bay
    May 10th, 2010 6:40 pm

    I live downtown and I pass by this area regularly, couponboa. But what's missing is some sort of message — unless it's more subtle than what I'm seeing.


  • Sparkle
    May 10th, 2010 9:29 pm

    There's something about Banksy that invites imitation. I know this firsthand; after my human went to a Banksy show in Los Angeles a few years ago, she proceeded to create Banksy-influenced art out of photos for me for my CafePress store. But trust me, THOSE would never be mistaken for anything remotely Banksian. They're about as edgy as a dull knife.


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  • Patrick
    May 11th, 2010 2:11 pm

    Seems he's being spotted all around North America too, Sparkle. Strangely coinciding with the release of his documentary?


  • Sparkle
    May 11th, 2010 9:20 pm

    Ah, I think I know the deal – he's sent out a bunch of artist "assistants" to put up these faux-Banksy's. Meanwhile, he's also being spotted all over North America (for real or not). All to promote the doc. Seriously, I think these are all fake, but he has hired people to do them. It sounds like something he would do.


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  • Patrick
    May 12th, 2010 4:59 am

    Sparkle, I think you're absolutely correct. When I started reading about other "Banksys" popping up around North America simultaneously, that was the tip off. Not surprising though — he doesn't earn the kind of dough he earns by being stupid or lying low. The Warholian stencil approach obviously ended up being the right idea. )


  • BuzzKill
    May 13th, 2010 9:44 am

    Thik Local?

    This is fauxreel
    http://www.fauxreel.ca


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  • Patrick
    May 13th, 2010 10:51 am

    Thanks, BuzzKill. Zach corrected me rather severely!


  • Rtf.iya
    June 18th, 2010 7:30 am

    What a nice image.Looks a bit of mosaic.


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  • Patrick
    June 21st, 2010 6:38 am

    May be, Rtf.iya. I'm not sure how these are put together.


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