- Jul 13, 2011
- Hobbs End
Hah! I'd go in a shot if I lived near. £3 - about the price of a large latte.
http://www.walesoncraic.com/barry-island-to-sue-banksy-for-dismaland-idea/Barry Island To Sue Banksy For ‘Dismaland’ Idea
Artist Banksy has recently hit the headlines for staging a derelict and substandard theme park in Weston-Super-Mare. But Barry Island bosses have contacted their solicitors after they claim that Banksy got the idea from them.
Spokesman Dai ‘The Wrench’ Jones told WalesOnCraic:
“This guy turns up, sticks a few shitty amusements in his park and they all come flocking. Why’s that? We’ve been doing that for over 50 years and we never get a mention on the telly."
OK I'm going to say it.
Maybe nobody is saying anything about it cos they've realised it's a load of pretentious bollocks, like pretty much all his other work?
"But don't you get it?"
Yes, yes I do. And it's still shit.
As I mentioned earlier, he's not my cup of tea either. But I was expecting some news channels to have interviwed the first visitors etc. Has any member of the public actually bought a ticket and gone inside?
Or is it a post-ironic theme park? You queue up, get let in to the ticket office, only to be told that the queue was the exhibition and please don't let anyone else in on the secret.
I don't think he's making himself out to be a badass ... at the start he had to be "a nony mouse" because he was breaking the law doing what he did like all graffiti artists. I don't hero worship him but I do respect him although if the authorities can (supposedly) find Bin Laden or even corner Assange in an embassy, surely he deserves some credit for somehow retaining his secret identity? .. I expect a large amount of people know now he's more famous so, other than that The Guardian article that showed pictures of 'Robin', a bit chubby with ginger hair and glasses who's meant to be an ex posh school boy, will we ever find out?. Even if Banksy decided to reveal himself to the world tomorrow, no one would believe him amongst the inevitable crowds of people also pretending they are really him. I think that's great. An art work in itself .... who is the man behind the iron mask? ... Maybe he's Andy Kaufman? ..
Yep, a couple of my friends and colleagues have, and they said it was worth the money for what it was. And as for news coverage, this close to the epicentre the amount of coverage is ludicrously excessive. Virtually sod all else got a look in for days. I'm not overly bothered, though.As I mentioned earlier, he's not my cup of tea either. But I was expecting some news channels to have interviwed the first visitors etc. Has any member of the public actually bought a ticket and gone inside?
Fair enough. I haven't seen anything on the BBC News app which is my only daily source of UK news.Yep, a couple of my friends and colleagues have, and they said it was worth the money for what it was. And as for news coverage, this close to the epicentre the amount of coverage is ludicrously excessive. Virtually sod all else got a look in for days. I'm not overly bothered, though.
the fake posters are the work of artists from Banky's Dismaland, as part of a guerilla campaign protesting against arms dealing to coincide with the DSEI Arms Fair, which kicks off in London today at the ExCel Centre. Over 1,500 exhibitors are setting up shop at the fair to sell weapons including rifles and tanks and, understandably, some folks aren't too happy about it.
Luke Konsoumis, 48, the manager of Winston’s Fish and Chips on the seafront, said he had been in business for 35 years and had never witnessed so many people visiting the town. He said he was thrilled the park had generated so much business and publicity for the seaside town but admitted he was quite relieved it was coming to an end.
“It’s been manic for the past six weeks and we’re all knackered,” he said. “It’s so great as it’s put us on the map; we’ve had customers from Germany, Italy, America, who’ve come over to the UK just to see it, but I’m quite glad this is the final weekend. I’m completely exhausted.”