“Painting over misdeeds… Art refused to wait”


“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”

– Banksy


Not every artist makes pretty and profitable pictures.

Some artists have a need to say something that matters right now. Banksy elevates and summarizes a visual ‘speech’ about mankind’s many and varied questionable behaviors without regard to personal profit or aggrandizement.

— d.w.m

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These Two haikus evolved this morning after reading the news article below (about the origins and current statements of graffiti art).

Image: One of the Banksy murals that appeared in Paris, reworks Jacques-Louis David’s painting “Napoleon Crossing the Alps.” and references a French law banning head coverings in public.


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Banksy Account
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I.

Unseen with light speed
Painting over misdeeds, of
Cruelty and greed
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II.

Paris ‘68
Stenciled screams of silent spray
Art refused to wait
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d.w.moore, haikunews
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In the News: In Paris, Banksy Spreads a Trail of Graffiti, and Rumors

 

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