Mon 24 Nov 2008
Lol, this is kind of subversive…and funny.
World famous vandal-artist Banksy visits Jamaica (artsy types need a tan too sometimes) and leaves his indelible mark on a wall outside a pub in Kingston. What he doesnt know is that at the pub at the same time, were the Rickards Brothers of the very cool Jamaica-based art/culture site The Afflicted Yard. So four years later, PD Rickards comes back for the pub’s wall, has it cut out, (I’m sure for a very nominal fee) and carts it off. He documents the whole ordeal with his camera. And voila….priceless art. Well, pricey art, that is. The EBAY listing is for 10 photographs printed on metal for $100,000.00….with the 2000 lbs Banksy wall thrown in as an extra : ) HA!
I’ve been reading articles on how the recession (and more so the recession-faux-guilt among the ultra-rich) is causing drama in the art-world because some sure-thing auctions aren’t hitting their reserve prices. But even still, I think $100k for a Banksy wall is probably a steal. If I had some big Zaha Hadid-designed grain-silo in Williamsburg with one steel-wool chaise lounge and a coffee table made of Swiss cheese…..I would “buy it now” that wall and laugh at my neighbor’s $13.5 milly Basquiat.
Here’s a video of the deconstruction of Banksy’s Wall:
I love that one man’s art is….another dog’s urinal.
Here’s the EBAY listing:
*starts thinking about getting in good with some demolition guys….wonders if anyone will notice a missing wall in the West Ville…..*