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23-11-2011
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His messages are pretty offensive... I don't get the point of his whole sense of art.

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I love Banksy's work, personally. Some graffiti is quite lovely.

What this guy does is less aesthetically pleasing. I suppose the brands he targets can afford to clean it up. Eh. I don't feel it is *that* big of a deal. No one is hurt. And, in a way, it does complement the skate culture (oddly) implied in the Celine ads. I mean, what were they thinking putting skateboards with Celine in those ads; they hardly mix.

I like skate culture.
I like Celine.

But they seem very different.

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I agree, some graffiti is really nice I like free expression in street art, but something about this is just annoying to me.
But I do agree, the pink for Celine was perfect!

And I do like skate culture also so the mix for me was exciting!

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I am a huge fan of the house of Celine. I guess I stand alone, but I think it's pretty rad. He got his message across, didn't he? I think our generation lacks passion, especially when it comes to activism.

I'm not saying that I agree with the way he chose to express himself or attempting to vindicate his crime, but he's probably opposed to the fashion industry stealing underground street culture, appropriating it (i.e. swagger jacking), and then shamelessly marketing it as exclusive (read: luxe pricing) to mass audiences.
I totally agree, though, I also don't love Kidult. . .

I am obsessed with Celine, but having Daria pose with the skateboard was really stupid. At the very least, she should have been riding it.

Ugh. . . "swagger jacking" is sooo fashion.

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Artist? Nothing more than a vandal making a name for oneself.

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I think it looks quite pretty actually...

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