Sunday, 18 March 2018


Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

That is why they paint over murals
That is why they accuse artists of vandalism
That is why they hide art inside,with price tags on ceilings
Fugitive art adds to the insight and your vision
is drawn to the attractiveness of the setting
Banksy makes art that blends in like Outdoor Galleries
This is why it takes time to look for and to actually see them
I am not for taggers whose art is in defacing
More for the horizon of beauty outside/in the world we live within
May every vision add to our eye's art galleries
May A for ART be supplemented by B for Banksy!

More Banksy art spotted in NYC

March 17, 2018 | 11:36pm
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More Banksy art spotted in NYC
Lizzy Snaps Sullivan
More of Banksy’s protest art has reportedly been spotted, this time in Brooklyn.
Two murals that mirror the elusive British graffiti artist’s style and anti-capitalist message were seen Friday on a site slated for redevelopment in Midwood.
One of the stenciled artworks depicts a suited man in a construction hat cracking a whip over a group of running children and adults. The whip mimics a line graph, like the ones used in business presentations.
The second mural, on an outer wall of a closed gas station nearby, shows a black seal balancing an orange ball on its nose. Neighbors say the circle was not actually drawn by Banksy: It used to be the Mobil gas logo.
The tags were first noticed Friday afternoon and photos began circulating on social media. Banksy obsessives are certain the art belongs to the radical artist. But the Banksy Instagram account, the artist’s official method for claiming his work, has yet to post a photo of the murals.
Banksy made an epic return to Manhattan last week with a 70-foot-long work on the Houston Bowery Wall, featuring 272 black hash marks and a call to free Turkish-Kurdish artist Zehra Dogğan, who was jailed last year for her painting of a war-torn Kurdish town with Turkey’s flag flying over it. A billboard of Dogğan’s painting sits above the graffiti.
Banksy also stenciled a giant rat running inside the clockface atop the iconic bank building at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 14th Street. The West Village structure will be torn down to make way for a 13-story condo building.
Another mural was also spotted in Harlem.

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