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The spectacle of advertising creates images of false beauty so suave and so impossible to attain that you will hurt inside and never even know where the hurt comes from, and in all the pictures now the famous people have already begun to look lost and lonely. – Robert Montgomery

Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world. With an identity still unknown, the anonymous English street artist and activist has become a cult hero for his anti-establishment artworks Here’s another fantastic comic strip by Zen Pencils illustrating ‘banksy on advertising’:

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“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.” – Banksy

Do you agree with Banksy?

Or do you not mind being 'force-fed' advertising?
  • Sam

    Thankful for someone like him to say what so many people feel.

  • George

    Totally agree! Advertising is just another way to distract people from becoming better with there confidence, attitude with life and obsession with material things!

  • Nani

    “leaving us mainly with the slow and self obsessed”
    I don’t understand that. If you’re an intelligent human being you wouldn’t accept things at face value (advertisements).
    If you’re ambitious, congratulations, you’ve been able to concentrate long enough to accomplish goals that will bring you closer to your dreams. But if the things you want to accomplish involve you becoming one of the world’s elite without a plan to create global consciousness than you’re just as slow and self obsessed as the street artists Bansky is talking about, except you’re more financially stable.
    I guess intelligence, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.

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