Banksy’s fake show warn­ing

Bristol Post - - NEWS -

EAR­LIER this year, Banksy put up a screen­grab of an on­line chat about the ‘fake’ Moscow show. This is how the con­ver­sa­tion went:

» Fan: “Hey Banksy. I saw this and thought of you. (Shares pic­ture of Moscow show)” » Banksy: “You’re funny. What the hell is that?”

» Fan: “An ex­hi­bi­tion of your work in Moscow. They’re charg­ing £20 to get in. LOL”

» Banksy: “I wish I could find it funny. What’s the op­po­site of LOL?”

» Fan: “I think it’s LOL.” » Banksy: “You know it’s got noth­ing to do with me right? I don’t charge peo­ple to see my art un­less there’s a fair­ground wheel.”

» Fan: “They’ve made it look kind of le­git. I think you should prob­a­bly do some­thing - can’t you put out a press re­lease?” » Banksy: “Hmmm. I’m not sure I’m the best per­son to com­plain about peo­ple putting up pic­tures with­out get­ting per­mis­sion.” » Fan: “Nah mate. It’s the prin­ci­ple, it’s a rip off. You have to do some­thing.”

» Banksy: “I wouldn’t know where to start.”

» Fan: “By post­ing a screen­grab of this con­ver­sa­tion?”

» Banksy: “LOL”

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