Thursday, February 05, 2009


So, Thomas has this picture in his house, and I just (well, two months ago) realized it was a Banksy.

This link will take you to the page of his rat pictures, the fourth one being the picture in question.

Now, maybe Thomas had told me it was a Banksy and I just forgot, but it was still a surprise to spot it on the Internet. ^_^

Update: Well, I asked Thomas about it, and no, he hadn't told me it was a Banksy, because he was told that it was some California (con-)artist. So some Cali guy is painting up Banksy reprints and selling them as his own. That rat bastard.


  1. To be fair, the guy may have said Banksy and I just misheard him, but as we discussed the other night, it's unlikely as Banksy doesn't do pop art.

    I'm going to have to find the contact info for the shop and call the guy to find out for sure.

  2. Not to get into a philosophical discussion on art, but couldn't you argue graffiti a form of pop art? Essentially pop art (in the sense of Andy Warhol and the like) is a rejection of conventions and a statement of protest against those who define art by limited terms. Graffiti while may not intend to do so also has the same impact in the art world. Ok I'm done play amateur art critic/historian.

  3. Damn it, Emily, I knew you were going to take to me task on that one. -)

    Yes, you could definitely make that argument, and I would stand behind it. I guess I should have phrased it along the lines of, "Banksy doesn't do consumer art."