Banksy and “Art Fags” Attacked

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We posted images of two New Banksy’s that popped up in Gillette Square, Dalston and by the North Circular Road in Hendon. Both of which have since been painted over. The wall in Dalston has been painted over. On Gillette Square another lick of paint is credited to a graffer named 10 Foot, adding the words “Say No To Art Fags” and “RIP Ozone, F*ck Banksy” (pictured left). Whilst by the motorway near Hendon (pictured right) someone has painted “Price-less” over the original artists monetarily valuable work.

The defacing of the Dalston piece is actually the most recent of many by 10 Foot and Tox. More commentary over the jump on further attacks on work by Banksy, Part2ism and Best Ever.

With the defacing there has also been one Banksy fan, Alex (pictured below), who worked on personally trying to restore a piece which was defaced by someone else. *Apologies to Alex, as we previously reported that he’d been the one to write “Love Not Money”, sorry for any grief you got for this!

Photo by Lewis Austin

Photo by Lewis Austin

10 Foot has been on the rampage in London tagging pieces by so called “art fags”. The gallery featured Part2ism’s wall by The Art Lounge was the first to be attacked by 10 Foot (pictured below).

Photo by mermaid99

Photo by mermaid99

Then 10 Foot and fellow graffer Tox went over Banksy’s tribute to Ozone, a graffer who died in 2007. Offending many die hard Banksy followers with the statement “Say No To Art Fags”.

Photo by too orangey for crows

Photo by too orangey for crows

In a campaign-like effort work by Best Ever outside The Art Lounge was tagged and again adorned with “Say No To Art Fags” and “R.I.P. Ozone”.

Photo by Vandalog

Photo by Vandalog

A story which will undoubtedly continue as more artists are attacked for showcasing their “street art” in galleries or their “gallery art” in the streets.

Throw-ups and going over have always been part of the game but what do you think about these graffers going after Banksy, Part2ism and Best Ever?

  • By JRM, March 25, 2009 @ 6:36 PM

    Good article!
    Who was Ozone?? Obviously a good mate of 101Foot’s.
    I actually have a solo show on the street where a couple of these were done (Redchurch St, Shoreditch) -> http://www.jamesmylne.co.uk/blog/?page_id=125

  • By Lack, April 1, 2009 @ 3:17 PM

    WTF? these guys need to realize they are just like every other painter…..they dont amount to shit…..how can you throwup over someone you cant compare to? follow the code faggots.

  • By NoBanksy, April 6, 2009 @ 1:26 AM

    OK so you can throw up over peoples shit, but this is a poor effort.

  • By smiffy, April 6, 2009 @ 5:23 PM

    Pure envy.. Nothing more..

  • By dealer, April 22, 2009 @ 11:49 AM

    ozone was someone who also hated banksy. and anyway, what suggests 10foot is jealous? if you’re concept of success in the urban art scene (graffiti and street art are entirely different so this is the shit banner im putting them both under) is earning money and getting gallery shows and popularity with guardian readers then it might appear that he is… but you must be very stupid to think 10foot seeks these marks of success which leads me to the conclusion that he’s not jealous, its more that he hates this ethos.

  • By anonymous, May 3, 2009 @ 1:08 PM

    There is no f**king code when it comes to graff.

  • By zee, May 3, 2009 @ 7:58 PM

    Banksy is garbage. A baby in a bulletproof vest holding a skull? Wow that is amazingly boring. I have zero use for that art in my life. Whats wrong w u Brits for liking that?

  • By jksfdjklsfd, May 4, 2009 @ 8:23 PM

    On the street, everyone gets painted over. Not everyone paints over others work, though. It’s just the way it works, if you don’t like it, buy some Bristol board, cardboard, or a canvas. (but keep in mind- people who write on legal surfaces rarely get mentioned in blogs)

  • By Pete, July 12, 2009 @ 9:35 PM

    10 Foot – the silly 12 stone middle class twit has fucked up the wrong peeps ans is so gonna get fucked up big time it’s untrue. ha ha

  • By gatsby, July 28, 2009 @ 1:00 AM

    street artists threatening 10foot on the internet… is that the best you can manage… fucking pussies he’ll fucking stamp on your face when you try it.

  • By TGR, December 20, 2009 @ 11:58 PM

    …………….YOU FUCKING PEOPLE MAKE ME LAUGH…………..

  • By Ant, January 1, 2010 @ 4:23 PM

    Fuck Banksy…he just does things he thinks will appeal to ‘intellectual Independant readers’ who want to make a connection between social and political issues and street culture so they can pretend they understand graffiti culture. In reality, all Banksy does is use a bunch of stencils. I salute you, 10 foot.

    PS. That piece you did trackside near London Bridge is niiiiice.

  • By anon, February 3, 2010 @ 4:34 AM

    Banksy, Part2ism, and Best Ever whether you like it or not are all very respectable artists, they have all done things other graffiti artists could only dream of. And they started off from scratch just like everyone else. They gained their names and fame because of how good they are so anyone who says they “suck” how can you even compare, you obviously don’t got shit. They put a hell of a lot more time and effort into their work than other graffiti artists and they graffiti with a purpose, to make a statement. If anyone thinks they can go over any of their works they better have a bold statement to make, or at least have some sort of artistic ability. Neither 10 foot or that alex kid had either of those. Alex was obviously doing it for fame. and 10 foot obviously can’t make a name for himself in the graf world so he has to go over someone who has. His graffiti sucks, no wonder he did. I think it’s complete bullshit. Sorry they know how to represent art throughout cities rather than just put a fucking word on a wall.

  • By anonymous, February 4, 2010 @ 6:58 PM

    for all u lot who dont kno nothing about the graff scene, graff is about being up everywhere and in the hardest spots. 10foot is absoloutely fking everywhere, ive seen him in most places i go in london, and not on pussy walls, but on bridges, tracks, just about anywhere. so dont say that he doesnt compare to banksy, banksy is a sellout. real graffiti artists do it for recognition amongst others in the scene, not 2 make some upper class people feel cool

  • By anon, February 4, 2010 @ 9:52 PM

    dude no. bridges, tracks, etc around london? Banksy is world fucking wide. I have seen his pieces in London and in LA. He even has pieces in the middle east (mind you its on one of the world’s most famous walls, if you don’t call that a hard spot then you’re fucking dumb.) Banksy still reps what he has he’s just come a lot farther with it, and whether you can put it anywhere or not, at least be fucking good at it, 10 foot might be able to put his name up everywhere… but his piece still sucks. I’ve seen pieces in small towns around the U.S. 20 times better than his. He still has no comparison to Banksy. Banksy may be a “sell out” but kid still has talent and is still the king of fucking graff. He was recognized in the scene way before he was recognized to any “upper class.” So just because he was able to turn his street art into real art, doesn’t mean he should be respected any less in the scene.

  • By FUCK ART FAGS!!, July 10, 2010 @ 12:09 PM

    banksy is good… at holding up a bit of card board and spraying paint on it!!! banksy, part2ism, best ever and any other art fags are all jumped up middle class knob heads who probably cant even do a throw up. (thats why they just do gay stencils and pretty pictures of two blokes getting with each other, best ever!!) and how the f*ck can you say 10foot is doing it for recognition? he is known all over the world to REAL writers! and who ever said why do us brits like it?? i know alot of people who DONT like it!! f*ck banksy!! REAL graffiti for ever!!!!!

  • By bread, August 19, 2010 @ 11:30 PM

    Dont hate on the “art fags” just because they are more talented and educated than you. jealousy! if what banksy does is so easy, do it for yourself, its not just a case of holding up a bit of card board and spraying paint on it… if it was that easy everyone would be doing it . There is a reason why Banksy is so popular and why his work is so valuable, if you dont know the reason you shouldn’t be on this site…

  • By magz, September 9, 2010 @ 3:08 PM

    I recpect Banksy as a street-artist, he started from the bottom and worked hard for his fame. But that doesn’t mean he’s invulnerable. I’m from Sweden, but during every visit to london for the last years i’ve seen 10foot up everywhere. 10foot might not mean a lot to the art community, but the the graffiti community he’s probably got more cred than banksy, even here in sweden. If banksy hits illegal spots, and 10foot disses them, it’s up to banksy to keep bombing 10foots stuff. that’s the way graffiti beef works. fuck the art community, this is a graffiti issue. it’s all in the game.

  • By liz, October 7, 2010 @ 5:31 AM

    i like banksys work an that guy had no right to paint over his, just coz he cant paint doesnt mean he can paint ova someone elses. maybe he should try improving or take something away frpm wat banksy is doing. the graffiti will eventually fade away y not let it b an let others obsorb it in?

  • By Lady1, October 25, 2010 @ 4:44 PM

    Re the first anonymous’s and Lack’s comments: there most certainly is a code and it goes;
    throwie (hollow or otherwise) caps tag or charry,
    filled throwie caps hollow,
    2 (or more generally it’s 3 but some people don’t do auras) colour piece caps throwie,
    more colour piece caps 2/3 colour piece,
    proddy caps pieces,
    ANYTHING CAPS ART FAGS!

  • By holland, October 27, 2010 @ 5:43 PM

    By anonymous, February 4, 2010 @ 6:58 PM.
    “real graffiti artists do it for recognition amongst others in the scene, not 2 make some upper class people feel cool”

    thinking like that makes you just like those ‘upper class people’, they care as much about you as you do them.
    Banksy is a good crossover between street art and mainstream (political) art. Of course this means he is gonna be closer to mainstream but that just means he can reach a bigger audience. It’s not so much about how difficult (or dangerous) it is to put his work there. It’s about putting it at places where everyone will see it and think about it. Also people that usually don’t look at this type of stuff.

  • By TDO, November 1, 2010 @ 11:53 AM

    FREE 10FOOT FUCK BANKSY
    SAY NO TO ART FAGS

  • By blah blah, November 3, 2010 @ 4:17 AM

    It’s like the cubists at war with the impressionists or something. Cube Fags forever

  • By Your mum, November 13, 2010 @ 11:19 AM

    Your mum says No to art fags. R.I.P OZONE

  • By blah blah blah, November 30, 2010 @ 1:03 AM

    fuck the Cube Fags – them shits are square

  • By Cowman, December 7, 2010 @ 1:01 PM

    Ozone was a sick respected graff artist near me in eassex/london. To all those banksy lovers fuck you, Ozone was one of our best skilled and fearless graff artists.

    RIP OZONE

  • By unk G, December 30, 2010 @ 6:58 PM

    art fags rip

    FREE 10FOOT

  • By anonymous, February 17, 2011 @ 4:20 PM

    10FOOT is banksy.

    Notice they’re never in the same place at the same time?

  • By dr.krusty, March 1, 2011 @ 4:11 AM

    @Lady1: shut the fuck up you loopy cunt and make me a sandwich.

  • By glenda, May 17, 2011 @ 1:43 PM

    If you all wanna look alike
    you have no idea what this is all about
    diversity is the only thing that can save us
    let it happend

  • By anonymous, August 1, 2011 @ 1:55 AM

    stop arguing over this shit on the internet, let people do what they’re gonna do, whether you rant about 10foot going over artfag’s or not it’s still gonna get done.

  • By chris barry, August 2, 2011 @ 5:23 PM

    Finally, some real street art.

    Fuck you Banksy, canvas sucking art fag. Go back to your homo gallery scene.

  • By yang, August 25, 2011 @ 1:55 PM

    True Religions

  • By BANKSY, August 25, 2011 @ 11:51 PM

    Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control

  • By 545h, February 23, 2012 @ 5:18 PM

    Sounds to me like this is a new “CAP CAP CAP”, if i remember correctly CAP was bad for graffiti in NYC in the 80′s or at least bad for those who cared and didn’t want to destroy everything with just tags over tags over tags, . tags and 2 colour throw ups over eachother…fuck a repetitive COPE2 throw up over eachother is great but only because of the style and its legible…you can read it…people can’t read tags. old rich people who control the world don’t like it but they fucking love banksy,why cause most of his shit isn’t gay street art…it’s brilliant street art that makes people think and with that he can change the world and did for street art..the haters are out there and there good for the world the haters r the catfish that keep ya in check..they give you a back and if your not polite and i love that….keep em in line 10FOOt…goodluck

  • By 545h, February 23, 2012 @ 5:20 PM

    “a back hand if you’re not polite”

  • By ZENGA-HCD-KWC, March 21, 2012 @ 1:33 PM

    It’s crazy that Banksy is discriminated in a positive way. Why cant you go over him? (besides having rspct for other artists) and why is the goverment protecting his work, by nt budding it, bus restoring? Cause he is a more ‘famous artist’ by the mainstreem? I’ts is all the same spraycan-vandalism!!!

    PS
    … if Banksy is indeed the Daddy of politically-conscious graffiti, let me introduce the Godfather, Blek Le Rat. The 56-year-old Frenchman was stencilling city walls while Banksy was getting to grips with crayons.

    And by the way; how is King Robbo doing?

  • By ZENGA-HCD-KWC, March 21, 2012 @ 1:35 PM

    It’s crazy that Banksy is discriminated in a positive way. Why cant you go over him? (besides having rspct for other artists) and why is the goverment protecting his work, by not buffing it, bus restoring? Cause he is a more ‘famous artist’ by the mainstreem? I’ts is all the same spraycan-vandalism!!!
    PS
    … if Banksy is indeed the Daddy of politically-conscious graffiti, let me introduce the Godfather, Blek Le Rat. The 56-year-old Frenchman was stencilling city walls while Banksy was getting to grips with crayons.
    And by the way; how is King Robbo doing?

  • By Brickhead, April 13, 2012 @ 11:42 PM

    FUCK BANKSY. Sellout Faggot. 3TENFOOT Big Up London, Say no to art fags

  • By thesebigotedwhitegraffnerdshavesimpleminds, August 4, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

    People in the US don’t respect 10 Foot. He cried and had a meltdown when he smoked DMT, he can’t handle his shit. My girl said his dick don’t work either.

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