Banksy Art My Arse – Banksy Vs Bristol Museum Crap Exhibition

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Time was when a young ruffian sprayed aerosol car paint on someone elses property he was called a vandal and if caught felt the full force of the law in return for his mindless acts of wanton destruction.

These days however in the wake of Banksy and his chums kids and adults who should know better are expressing their feelings on the walls of buildings and structures – all in the name of art.

Street Art Comes to Life 3D – is it Banksy?

My only regret is that I didn’t waste a day of my life to visit the Banksy Vs Bristol Museum earlier so that a full expose of the shameful organisation and lack of exhibits could be reported sooner and hopefully save many others the trouble of discovering that Banksy Vs Bristol Museum is a crap exhibition.

Banksy Vs Bristol Museum

banksy artIf the acceptance of  street art wasn’t enough the powers that be at Bristol Museum activley encouraged Banksy to show his work during the summer at what has to be awarded the honour of  “Banksy at Bristol Museum – Possibly the Worst Exhibition – Ever”.

In an event titled Banksy Vs Bristol Museum which wrongly suggests that hooligans had infiltrated the otherwise conservative city museum and managed to disruptively sneak in an assortment of thought provoking, inspirational, hilarious exhibits amongst the regular display.

Although the BBC reported the secret stunt (cunning stunt) the illusion that the renegade street artist had broken into the establishment of the  Bristol Museum is a pathetic attempt at adding a certain irony to the event.

Bristol Museum – Banksy – Crap Exhibition

The people of Bristol must be incandescent with rage at the utter failure of the staging of this crap exhibition of Banksy in a dreadfully inadequate venue.  It could be that the organiniers primary aim was to get more footfall in the Museum – hosting a small selection of Banksy art it was merely a roose to get mugs to wander around a stale exhibition space and look at the museum’s regular exhibits whilst trying to “discover” what jolly jape the Banksy prankster had included amongst them.

What do you actually get to see?

Even when you discover the rogue works you have little chance of fully viewing the works due to the crowds waving a sea of digital cameras in front of the exhibits.

Bristol Museum Opening Times

With no regard to the immense popularity of the exhibition the Bristol Museum resolved to keep its normal opening hours – a lazy 10:00 am start closing at a respectable 17:00 – plenty of time to change out of uniform and be home ready for the 6 O’clock news

The only effective demonstration of the museum to handle the volume of visitors was shown at 16:00 when attendants began to close sections of the museum in order to completely evacuate and shut the doors promptly at 5pm

Conclusion – don’t go there – visit a real cultural event such as a day trip to Trago Mills and watch the following videos:

Videos of Banksy Art Work

Banksy vs Bristol Museum from Butterfly on Vimeo.

BANKSY ART EXHIBITION – DISAPPOINTING!

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On August 20th, 2009 at 9:37 am, john said:
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I was prepared to queue – ended up being 3 hours in the hot sun . It wasn’t worth it the exhibition was like you say scarce. If only Banksy would stand up and be counted … the hooded man of mystery – but he aint no Hong Kong Fooey though is he?

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On August 24th, 2009 at 8:38 am, switch said:
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So what have you achieved in your life then? Nice intelligent use of the word crap, very thought provoking, gold star

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On August 27th, 2009 at 6:11 pm, mexico beaches said:
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the exhibition was great, this guy is a real artist, i love his work but I am a beach in mexico so the banksy videos you thoughfully included will have to suffice
http://www.themexicobeaches.com

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On August 27th, 2009 at 10:39 pm, JOHN said:
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ANTIDISESTABLISMENTARTISM
Ha Ho HUMMMMMM…..Kooooooooool !

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On August 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm, PeteCavo said:
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Methinks you are a secret Banksy fan,,,or maybe the elusive Banksy himself,,,,,

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On August 31st, 2009 at 10:51 am, Pasty Muncher said:
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,,,or maybe the elusive Banksy himself,,,,,

Hells Bells PeteCavo – the very idea . . . . now where’s that aerosol can – hood up and I’m off

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On September 3rd, 2009 at 10:12 am, john said:
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What a waste of my time this was – the Banksy Exhibition Bristol was crap.

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On September 8th, 2009 at 1:11 pm, Nico said:
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I’ve got to agree with someone above, your repeat use of the word crap really help one understand your narrow minded views. Can you believe 300000 people went there, and all this was “crap” according to you! I guess from the obvious success it was, it hopefully is enough to put people like you back where they belong, a pile of crap!

Banksy contact details: niktektonik@yahoo.com

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On September 8th, 2009 at 2:34 pm, Pasty Muncher said:
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My Dear Nico, I think you are questioning my observation that the Banksy exhibition at Bristol Museum was crap – however as I only speak English it is hard to tell.

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On September 17th, 2009 at 4:20 pm, Brizzle Lizzle said:
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Sorry Mr Muncher but I do get tired of those blasting the exhibition that didn’t actually take the time to visit it themselves to get a truly personal view. I went twice and it was worth it both times (even the three hour queue the second time). It may not be to everyone’s taste but I did find it amusing and sometimes darkly thought provoking.
I am more than happy to accept that some people would not appreciate it as an exhibition (God forbid we are all sheep) but I prefer for those people to have seen it first hand before passing judgement.

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On September 17th, 2009 at 5:41 pm, Pasty Muncher said:
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@ Brizzle Lizzle – thank you for the courtesy of referring to me as Mr – please Pasty is fine may I call you Sizzle, Bizzle?

Are you suggesting that I made this post up?

I stood in line, I shuffled up and down the uninspiring side street, thought twice about contributing to the ice cream vendor that must have pushed a hell of a backhander to secure that pitch and I eventually gained entry to the Museum with sore knees and an aching back – should we really suffer for this so called art?

Because of the dreadful organisation of the whole event I failed to see half of the Banksy exhibits hilariously hidden amongst the drab permenant collection – the jobsworth Museum staff began closing at 4:30.

The thrust of my post here is that it was a crap exhibition – should Bristol (or anywhere else) every get the opportunity to show Banksy art I plead that they don’t try to be too clever and bugger the whole event up.

Out of curiousity Sizzle – did you try a second attempt because you too were unfulfilled the first time?

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On September 18th, 2009 at 10:47 am, Brizzle Lizzle said:
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Sorry Pasty
I hadnt appreciated that you had entered the exhibition although I have read similar blogs from folk that have slated the exhibition who did not enter and feel very smug that they haven’t succumbed to the hype.
I do agree that the queueing process was a farce. There was opportunity for the museum to have been far more interactive with the crowd rather than posting a handful of disinterested students at strategic points who could only managed a nod and a beckoning hand as communication. I thought it was a wasted opportunity to canvas the crowd for research of where they had travelled from and what their plans were whilst in the Bristol locality. That aside it didn’t dimisnish my experience of the exhibition. Despite being busy I never felt rushed and was more than happy to meander through the exhibition at my leisure.
The reason for two visit was to share the experience with different friends – not due to unfulfillment.

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On September 26th, 2009 at 11:54 pm, emsanity said:
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I actually thought that it might have been a little crappy from the reports of Mr. Muncher, but after watching the video provided, I’ve found the art to be surprisingly entertaining. Unlike most 10 minute youtube videos, I didn’t have to try to keep myself entertained.

So, +1 to content!

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On October 6th, 2009 at 4:58 pm, george wickstead said:
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I must say I found the Banksy exhibition thouroughly enjoyable. Really good stuff!

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On October 9th, 2009 at 12:55 pm, Megan said:
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Being a huge fan of Banksy i visited his exhibition. I waited 3 and a half hour to see possibly the most amazing form of art i have ever seen before. As an artist myself I look to Banksy for ideas. I think that his work is amazing and the fact that we don’t know who he is gives his work more affect. Hats off to Banksy, the criticism that he receives from people is astonishing and he keeps going with his work. His work has inspired me and my work that I have been creating for my A level art.

So thank you Banksy for the inspiration keep going with the amazing work you create.

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On November 4th, 2009 at 9:26 pm, sam said:
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I think people need to get past thinking of graffiti artists and relating them to a twat who goes round with a can righting shit in random places for no reason. There not grafiti artists there idiots. They ruin the entire concept of graffiti art. Banksy is not an idiot even though he may use un-pc words he also uses them in an appropriate way to portray his views. Banksy is a genius.

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On January 22nd, 2010 at 7:47 pm, thomas said:
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Stick your pasty up in the air you inbred @#$%. Your blog can only be described in terms of a word that you seem rather fond of.

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On March 3rd, 2010 at 6:51 pm, Ruby said:
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This website really shows the full intellegence Mr.Pasty man. Firstly your dumbass name, secondly your opinion, you did really say why you hate the actual artwork itself, instead you metioned only how crap the experience was. Let me remind you that I’m sure Banksy has got much further in life than you ever will and has earned certainly more money than you will in your lifetime. So stick a pasty up your ass and shutup. Banksy’s work is inspired and intelligent and expresses all the right opinions!

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On March 12th, 2010 at 7:22 pm, Pasty Muncher said:
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Ruby Ruby Ruby – Are you in the Sky with Diamonds? Don’t be nasty – share a pasty.

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On April 11th, 2010 at 10:39 am, Banksy said:
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Mate, shut up. You such….Hard.

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On April 15th, 2010 at 12:37 pm, Gael said:
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Thank you for posting a link to that first video; I’ve never seen Banksy’s work before. I’ve only heard a few of my friends throw the name around, so I thought I’d look it up. I would have loved to have seen those animatronics in person!

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On May 20th, 2010 at 10:44 pm, Jules said:
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You have absolutely no business trying to act like an authority on what is and isn’t art if you can’t at all appreciate something like this. You don’t have to love it, but I feel sorry for you for being narrow-minded to this degree. My regret is that I wasted my time on this crap blog you’re trying to pass off as journalism.

Thanks for the awesome videos.

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On June 3rd, 2010 at 2:58 am, Guy said:
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I can’t believe you actually thought that “Banksy Vs Bristol Museum” is misleading in saying it would lead us to think Banksy broke into the museum. The real irony here is you missed this irony to a point that you felt you’d expose your narrow minded view even further.

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On September 26th, 2010 at 5:52 pm, Lucy said:
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I realise art can be a strongly contraversial subject, and certain art which many love, i happen not to like and dont understand the hype. The difference between being critical and being narrow-minded Pasty Muncher is you. Banksy’s work appeals to me as the very medium, even without the content sparks controversy and questioning. His images and phrases are obviously very well thought-out and i believe are extremely intelligent. I’m glad the days are gone where everybody has to be convservative and proper, and think it is brilliant that Banksy has managed to achieve such fame. Merely calling him crap shows you are in no position to comment on art. I suggest you leave the banksy-style exhibitions alone and sit at home staring at a Lowry on your computer instead.

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On October 4th, 2010 at 12:56 pm, Steve Nitro said:
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Banksy is a bit like marmite I have found, you either love him or hate him. I went to an exibition in Barcelona a couple of months ago…Cant remember what the artist was called now but i just found it ridiculous but there were people there who truely loved him.

Each to theirown i guess.

Ste

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On October 4th, 2010 at 3:03 pm, Pasty Muncher said:
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I would hope that the artist was Banksy since that is whom you are commenting about Steve

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On November 26th, 2010 at 10:20 am, GloryDays said:
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Great post.
I agree totally.
Love the video of Banksy’s work at the museum.

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On December 24th, 2010 at 1:05 am, realist said:
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Too bad *crap was the best you could come up with. Banksy is a realist. Everything he does provokes some sort of emotion from us and then we have to laugh a little inside because he’s right, and we all know it. Everything we hate to admit, or are too afraid to show, he illuminates, and signs, BANKSY.

Embrace it.

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On January 8th, 2011 at 1:49 am, d-a-g said:
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you are a complete moron .

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On May 8th, 2011 at 2:06 pm, xcalgalx1 said:
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Yes, realist, Banksy does indeed provoke our emotions, stimulate thought, prompt discussion and cause us to reflect upon the human context like it or not – all positive attributes of art. I regret the format of the exhibit in Bristol seems to have generated such a distraction for so many from the work it offered to present. What a sad situation when the themes, focus and potential impact of the work is upstaged by the staging!

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On March 9th, 2012 at 4:42 am, Robin Banks said:
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Chillax you grumpy old farts! The exhibition was free for godsake so don’t moan. Yeah sure Banksy has sold out and gone mainstream but think of it this way,; This was a career peak, maximising the most money before his popularity gets old.
Banksy = Great artist , even better businessman! ;)

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On June 5th, 2012 at 7:28 pm, Banksy said:
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Graffiti – Art or VANDALISM?

Banksy in Britain
Banksy´s last [type] ..Number 35: People Who Base Their Entire Life On ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

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On October 19th, 2012 at 8:10 pm, sove said:
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German 32 year old artist, brutus, a friend of London’s artist banksy, published crucified ronald mc donald figure with Nazi swastika facebook like thumb and i phone in hand, he calls the plastic new generation, furthermore, he has transformed one shredder plans, thus large animal collective action after Christmas, to you can from november the internet log concert and what should happen to the animals, from november to the animal then collected, disclosures more he would not give the time being, at intresse do I contact for an interview for artist ago.

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