Banksy has hit out at clothes retailer claiming the company has used his designs without permission

edited November 18 in General Discussion

Banksy accuses clothing brand Guess of stealing artworks



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63682298

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  • edited November 18
    So in response Banksy put this on his instagram




    Of course there are many comments on the instagram post, some outraged that he advocates shoplifting.

    I thought this one rather apt…

    “Thank you for raising awareness of copyright theft! It’s no different from material theft yet people act like they’re entitled to your work somehow. A big corporation knows better, they just thought they could get away with it which makes this so much worse.“
    AbstractiontassieguyMoleMan
  • edited November 18
    Though according to the news report the material was sourced by a 3rd party and a company that has rights to commercialise and use his artwork.


  • Ironically hilarious considering Banksy ripped off a Parisian 'street artist' from the 1970s called Blek le Rat who pioneered stencil art.
    MichaelD
  • @Intothevoid,

    ha, wasn’t aware of that.

    How ironic  :)
  • @MichaelD

    I know, he was also well known in the London graffiti scene as a not very good artist who copied other's styles to the point one of the best (Robbo) actually beat the crap out of him outside a party one night for ripping off his style, hence why he dropped the spray cans and took up ripping off a french stencil guy instead.
    He has built his whole career off taking other artist's ideas but hey if he can get away with it then?
    MichaelDdewald
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