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Banksy i beef

Banksy Betlehem

..og ikke med isrealere som man kanksje skulle tro, men med palestinerne – de han egentlig mente Ã¥ gi sin støtte til.

Ifølge The Guardian er det ikke alle som forsto Banksy’s ironiske veggmalerier av en israelsk soldat som sjekket identitetspapirene til et passerende esel, og flere av de palestinske beboerne reagerte med sinne.

“We’re humans here, not donkeys,” sa Nasri Canavati. “This is insulting. I’m glad it was painted over.”

Arkitekten Fyras Twemeh syntes på den anden side at spøken var på israelernes bekostning;
“It’s offensive for the Israelis, not for us. It shows how much their minds are limited so they even check donkeys.”

Ved siden av overnevnte arbeid har ogsÃ¥ et veggmaleri som viser en av Banksy’s velkjente rotter idet den sender en stein i retning av et israelsk vakttÃ¥rn blitt nedklusset av sort maling, noe Mike Canawati forklarer med at; “We don’t make jokes about kids who sacrifice their lives for their land. They are not rats – they are lions. I’m sure it’s worth a lot, but it’s not worth more than our dignity.”

Banky’s egen talsperson brydde seg derimot veldig lite om oppstyret fra palestinerne og gnidde seg heller i henda, vel vitende om at en amerikansk kunstsamler hadde kommet med et bud pÃ¥ $150,000 for en bit av veggen.

Du kan lese hele saken hos The Guradian her.

Postet av Erland

[ 8C ] [ December 21, 2007 ] [ Graffiti - Kunst ]

  1. LK
    December 22nd, 2007 at 6:36

    “The elusive British artist had painted six images around the town to help drum up tourism before Christmas…”

    HÆ!?

    “drum up tourism before Christmas” ?!?!??!?!?!??!??!???!?!??!???!?!?!???!?!?!!!!!????!?!??!?

  2. Reyo
    December 22nd, 2007 at 13:15

    ”Banky’s egen talsperson brydde seg derimot veldig lite om oppstyret fra palestinerne og gnidde seg heller i henda” Aha, sÃ¥ penga og det Ã¥ vise seg frem for allmennheten er tydleigvis blitt bankys største motivasjonsfaktor. Ikke overaskende men fortsatt skuffende. HÃ¥per pÃ¥ en god dose ironi.

  3. Chobbie Chob
    December 22nd, 2007 at 14:25

    The Ginger Prince har en veldig god kommentar til artikkelen på Hurt You Bad, jeg siterer:

    “Can I just say that the article below is spot on.
    I’m probably not the best person in the world to be lecturing people on offensiveness (what do you call an elephant with a spade? Dawn French) but I find it really offensive that this guy goes to a country and culture he knows nothing about and uses what is a genuine, ongoing, human catastrophe to get media attention.
    Not only that but he did it last year too, to much the same reaction from the locals.

    And not only that, but the best excuse his ’spokeswoman’ can come up with is that an American wants to pay $76,000 for one of them.
    Now I’m no expert on the Israel/Palestine problem but I don’t think going to Palestine and telling everyone that in fact they should like something they’re offended by because an American millionaire does is likely to persuade many people.

    But then of course it’s not actually the Palestinians that Banksy is bothered by in the first place. If it was, I’m sure he could do a lot more for them by donating some of his millions to help their cause.”

    Spot on.

  4. Reyo
    December 22nd, 2007 at 14:32

    Word to the ginger prince.

  5. reynolds
    December 22nd, 2007 at 16:54

    i love donkey. donkey dont lie. i love donkey, almost much as pie

  6. trylledrikk
    December 22nd, 2007 at 18:08

    blu leverte varene, resten var for lettvint spør du meg

  7. Secret Extra Life
    December 22nd, 2007 at 19:31

    Litt enig med deg tryllert, men vil også framheve Sam3 sine malerier.

  8. Billy Batman
    December 22nd, 2007 at 20:04

    Jeg håper Banksy muligens har blitt missforstått på fler punkter denne gangen, hvis ikke er det igrunn litt skuffende.