Well, whos to say that we aint gonna be lookin back at Eelus's, Dolk's & Pure Evil's for £50, and D*Face's for £39.99, Cauty's £15, and be wishing
The future, Bring it on! ;D
I think D*Face's work is definitely the best of that lot (just took my yellow hate to the framers) BUT Banksy is like an anomaly of the street art world. Compared to him there will probably never be a next "big thing"
Well let's be honest the printing overheads aren't why these prints are the price they are. I've bought many multicolour screenprints for £20 odd, and if POW could do the for the prices shown on that old pow screen shot back in the day, the only increase in £££ is Banksy's wallet! But hey Supply and Demand i suppose...
Obviously if i could buy a signed banksy for £150, there would be no hesitation, maybe no food on the table that night, but definatly no hesitation...
I'm just gutted cos I remember almost buying a "laugh now" then but aborting at the credit card details...
Depressing. :-( Was never aware of POW 'back in the day', but I was an occasional visitor to Art Republic in Brighton around that time and can recall some of these pieces when they were 'affordable'. Was mildly interested and did consider buying a couple of prints but was too easily disuaded by my wife and thought the Art Republic approach a liitle 'hard sell'. So had the opportunity, but just didn't quite 'get it' at the time. IDIOT!! Of course, like some of the forum members on here I'm weeping in my beer now. Anyone got a working Tardis I can borrow for a couple of hours?
Well I was there back in the day and bought a Copper and a bombhugger, I wanted signed but thought at the time ( should have asked!) that there was no signed and that Banksy signed his prints by the stencil in the bottom right hand corner. I remember picking up a Heavy Weaponry at SG ('04) and having a real good look at it thinking that it was cool but given the fact that it was spray paint on canvas that it wasn't worth £300ish squid. ( I didn't give enough thought to the originality of the image but concentrated on the painterly effort involved... probably not realising what goes into the making of a stencil!) Now that is bad enough but the same week i went along to Tom Tom and enjoyed the Banksy modified Oil paints exhibition but was put off the price tags of £1,000 a piece!!! I own 10 prints and a painting by Banksy ( more than any other artist and I have been collecting bits and pieces for 20+ years ) I am very happy with what I have but there's sometimes the thought, well I wish I'd done this or that!!!
I Remember a friend buying a rude copper (Signed I think), getting IT home and Blue tacking it too the wall with not one little bit of care and certainly no gloves, In those days it was an expensive print that most thought of as a poster, more gutting is the fact that I believe the print got thrown away a few months after and replaced by a gash athena print of some kind
thebigboss: Forget Daft Punk, listen to Radio Soulwax - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6CJElDdzvg
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258: im after vna's 8, 9 & 11, does anyone know anyone selling them? cheers
May 16, 2013 10:21:30 GMT 1
siankisses: [br]FOR SALE – thegiant.org/wiki/index.php/Guns_and_Roses_Offset - signed,numbered 135 of 750. black mount & black gallery frame, purchased from Artrepublic in 2007. I am looking for £350 or a sensible offer. Buyer to collect from London, SE1.
May 15, 2013 10:57:47 GMT 1
Finsbury: Just watched the bale show on motd, this run in is going toe to toe love it today should be interesting hope chelsea get spanked
May 5, 2013 8:40:26 GMT 1
thebigboss: Want some great OG by Adam Batchelor at reduced price, check this hidden link - http://adambatchelor.4ormat.com/available-work - as guy need to sell to fund trip. Thanks for looking
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