The Treachery of Copyright Images. by nofrillsart

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This image is a parody based around both Magritte(His artwork…The treachery of Images…most will know as, This is not a Pipe.) and Banksy’s artworks being blatently copied and pasted…and sold as if owned by the new creator…Oh…and a cool converstaion about copyright in relation to graffiti that was going down in the forum at A.R.S.E. started by Ange recently.

read the conversation here

If i stuffed up the french…sorry…pardon my french! ;-P


  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentalmost 7 years ago

    Damn. You win.

  • nofrillsart
    nofrillsartalmost 7 years ago

    I don’t know about that! I like them both. hehe…that was fun! ;))

  • Bryan Davidson
    Bryan Davidsonalmost 7 years ago

    Nice one mate.

  • nofrillsart
    nofrillsartalmost 7 years ago

    Cheers Bryan!

  • Jeffrey Hamilton
    Jeffrey Hamiltonalmost 7 years ago

    (I think the singular masculine article does not have an ’’e’’, but I could be wrong)

  • nofrillsart
    nofrillsartalmost 7 years ago

    I was thinking that too…but wasnt sure. Im sure someone will correct me and its an easy fix. Where are the french RB-ers? Thanks JH!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 7 years ago

    Oh aren’t you clever!!! I don’t know French, so no help there….

    This is just great :)

  • Ross Robinson
    Ross Robinsonalmost 7 years ago


  • nofrillsart
    nofrillsartalmost 7 years ago

    Cheers Mel and Ross! My french ran out in year 9…so i officially don’t know french either.

  • James Lillis
    James Lillisalmost 7 years ago

    Awesome – very thought provoking. At the risk of sounding pretentious- I interpret this as not just a comment on wholesale cutting and pasting, but on Banksy as an archetypical ideal, if you know what I mean. The romantic ideal of the artist/rebel. And that any attempts at aspiring to the ideal actually betray the ideal.

    Which is a fancy way of saying that if you really want to be cool like Banksy, you ain’t cool like Banksy…

    I don’t know if this idea was implicit in the original conception, but that’s my take on it. :)

  • Yeah, i know what your saying…its kinda like trying a wee bit too hard. And it undermines the notion of being original and why someone might first come to being a stand out artist. My take personally was a little more along the lines of copyright vs public space vs people not creating their own original art. The conversation was really interesting in the forum, if you haven’t checked it out. Either way i agree with you and all good artworks should be open to interpretation methinks! ;)

    – nofrillsart

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