Just look how gorgeous and radiant our adorable couple are! I love how Cait’s right knee is bent so that her right thigh is up against hubby. I’m not saying where but Hubs has that heavenly pride and joy of a smile. (She’s mine!) That’s more than cozy, folks, that’s blatant intimacy and she’s staking her territorial right and claiming it for the world to see!! Sam and Cait - wishing you the very best life has to offer. After complying with the stressful fuckery narrative of TPTB to gain their merger I hope you two get a much well deserved bonus.Enjoy your love! It’s beautiful!
so, there’s a lot of shit going around about banksy right now.
i’m just going to say here that i’m not a graffiti artist. i very much enjoy graffiti but i don’t make graffiti art and these are simply my personal thoughts as an outside perspective.
first of all, i don’t think that tagging and what banksy does are even in the same league. tagging is a specific statement. it takes space, it is a nonviolent way to fight the legality and oppression of the government. it breaks the law in an artistic way where nobody gets hurt. it’s used to claim territory, to immortalize, and to fight against the powers at be. in most cases, its freestyled. it takes hours. the graffiti community is tight knit and exercises a good amount of respect for one another. graffiti is seen by most as a blemish, strange words or names written fantastically on walls that don’t belong to the artist, without permission, and are often covered up by street cleaners because they depreciate business/real estate value.
i do not find banksy as a graffiti artist because he doesn’t do these things. he’s not a radical and he’s not some kind of political revolutionary. he’s not claiming space for the oppressed, he’s just trying to make a buck on a scene he probably thought was cool.
EDIT: this doesn’t mean banksy isnt a street artist. i was simply addressing the misconception that his work is “graffiti”. street artists, like banksy, usually use stencils and make statements about social policies, war, racism, etc. street art is usually more widely accepted as art. however i meant to make it more clear that i disagree with people who specifically think he is a graffiti artist and rereading this post i see i didn’t really have the intended effect due to poor wording.
this would be fine with me, if it wasn’t for the inexcusable tragedy that was the years leading up to King Robbo’s death.
this piece was painted by King Robbo in 1985. It was located under the London Transport Police Headquarters in Camden, London. this place was only accessible by water. when most of Robbo’s other works had been covered up, this one remained. for a while it was the oldest piece in London.
by 2009, the piece had gone the way most tags go, everything is transient and every space is fair game for more people to make their marks. this is the nature of graffiti, and to it King Robbo took no offense.
that year, Banksy painted this. It is a wall painter, removing the piece from the walls. he took the oldest piece of graffiti in london, which was no longer even just King Robbo’s, but an impromptu collaboration between many london graffiti artists, and he disrespected it. if it wasn’t enough that they were getting jailed while banksy was making millions for the same work, he disrespected them. he spit on them. he decided his statement was worth more than the oldest piece of graffiti in london and on top of that, THIS IS A STENCIL. he couldn’t even free-hand it! he decided his LITERAL cookie-cutter street art was more important that Robbo’s only surviving legacy.
EDIT: tumblr user sixtypizzas explained to me that this was supposed to be a wall painter putting up King Robbo’s piece, which is somehow more insulting to me. this is just my opinion and you’re welcome to draw your own conclusions but depicting somebody paste up King Robbo’s most famous work seems to cheapen it.
insulted, King Robbo replied. he was quoted saying
“I was at a place called the Dragon Bar on Old Street. I was introduced to a couple of guys who were like ‘whoa it’s nice to meet you!’. When I was introduced to Banksy, I went 'Oh yeah I’ve heard of you mate, how you doing?’ and he went 'well I’ve never heard of you’…he dismissed me as a nobody, as nothing. So with that I slapped him and went 'oh what you ain’t heard of me? you won’t forget me now will you?’ and with that he picked up his glasses and ran off.” obviously this was an insulting display to King Robbo, who had managed what most graffiti artists can never pull off, he had a timeless piece. he gained some fame, some notoriety. this piece, of all the pieces in london, banksy covered up with a stencil. EVEN SO, Robbo left banksy’s work, whereas banksy deliberately covered his up.
banksy replied. as you can see, very thought provoking. quite profound.
King Robbo corrected the piece.
at this point, an unknown third part covers the wall.
it wasn’t over, as this had become very personal for King Robbo. He painted this work. At this point, many other graffiti artists had already started tagging the streets with “TEAM ROBBO”. many of banksy’s works were being tagged over, like he did to King Robbo’s, in an effort to send a message. Mainstream media called these “defacement” and “vandalism” of banksy Originals, where the travesty against King Robbo went mostly unnoticed outside london and the graffiti community.
as you can see, Team Robbo exploded, giving many of banksy’s pieces the same respect he gave King Robbo’s long-standing artwork.
after being blacked out again, banksy painted this piece. the meaning is lost on me, if you know what it means, let me know. it’s strange and confusing.
EDIT: tumblr user inthebellyofaelephant explained the meaning of the piece as thus:
“The meaning about what bansky did with the weird living room mural is he is calling king robbo a fish out of water thus why a fish is jumping out of the bowl. Kinda saying that they are not I’m the same league in a very banksy style.”
this had gone on into 2011, when King Robbo fell into a coma. It was only 5 days before his exhibition, “Team Robbo - The Sellout Tour”. he unfortunately never got to attend his exhibition, and never again woke up. he died in july 2014.
banksy, supposedly making a memorial, made sure he got the last word:
I feel like bloodflies as part of the environment weren’t a coincidental choice for DH2 narrative about the local upper class
I mean there, in Karnaca, are those bloodsucking parasites who suck life and health out of everything that moves and breathes in order to fatten themselves up, claiming any territory as their own to built their huge disgusting nests, destroying entire households, buzzing loudly and attacking in swarms whenever a stranger approaches them, and leaving nothing but corpses and piles of shit in their wake
and there are also those huge insects called bloodflies
The Fereldan Frostback is a variant of High Dragon that is native to the Frostback Mountains. Even when compared to other High Dragons, Frostbacks are viciously territorial. They often claim a large swath of territory where their numerous offspring are allowed to roam, under the protection of their mother.
Blackwatch Clan was made by: Gabe (leader), Jack, Reinhardt, Ana,
Phara and Mercy. Gabe got for them the best
territory but it was difficult to keep it and that leaded to a lot of
fights. At one point the clan
couldn’t take it anymore and they decided that it would have been
better to move and live in peace somewhere else. Jack (being Gabe
mate) talk for the others to Gabe… but [he doesn’t take it well.] This lead to a fight and both Gabe and Jack leave the Blackwatch
Clan. Who remains of the old group move to the mountains and
create the Overwatch Clan, leaded by Ana, and Torbjorn joins in later. Mercy is the only one that
split up. She stay in the ex-Blackwatch Territory and claim it for
the Waterhole Flock, declaring it neutral zone so that nobody have to
fight over it ever again.
Imagine Eric Giving you his trench coat okay just listen to me, imagine him giving you his trench coat all day as a mark, like he’s claiming his territory on you, the long coat that was trailing slightly on the floor and the sleeves too big for you, so bad you had to fight to keep them up so you could actually Write or get to your locker.
This was him claiming you, everyone knew the coat was his, his tick cologne stuck to it so every guy you walked passed would smell Eric. And as you’re walking into the cafeteria he sees you waddling over with s huge grin on your face, part of it laughing at yourself and another reason is that all day you felt at home in this stupid trench coat
On 13 March 1939, Hitler invited MonsignorJozef Tiso, (the Slovak ex-prime minister who had been deposed by Czechoslovak troops several days earlier), to Berlin and urged him to proclaim Slovakia’s independence. Hitler added that, if Tiso did not consent, he would have no interest in Slovakia’s fate and would leave it to the territorial claims of Hungary and Poland.
also lmfao if we should all go back to our own countries, protect our “cultures” and stop displacing the races then why don’t white people go back to Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands, ect. and leave the native american the territory of the USA. or is it that since you’re all here now you might as well just claim this territory as yours like lol, well i‘m here now too bitch so whats up