Banksy: The Harsh Truth About Advertising

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[title subtitle=”Or do you not mind being ‘force-fed’ advertising?”]Do you agree with Banksy?[/title]

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