Thursday, October 24, 2013
Banksy's Waiting in Vain - Instant Classic
Banksy's Waiting in Vain is an instant classic. Powerful image. Great execution. Perfect location. This has all the elements of an instant classic.
As M&F has pointed out before, there are all types of Banksy fans, and for the ones who just love the 'feel good' art, this will be a hit. This is an instant classic. Like Banksy's Balloon Girl, or his Flower Bomber. Expect to see this image on many tattoos, soon.
As for the location itself, it seems highly unlikely that Banksy could have executed this piece illegally. It is at a very high traffic area in the city that never sleeps, and the Hustler Strip Club where it was placed did not close until 4 in the morning. And after a strip club closes, then cleaners come to clean up before opening. (M&F knows this b/c we also live around the corner from a strip club). Finally, there are always security guards around strip clubs, and this one looks like it would have more than a few. In fact, there are already security guards protecting Banksy's piece. Not to mention security cameras. Basically, it seems highly unlikely that Banksy painted this piece illegally.
Will the fans care? No. Probably not. The fans who would care about this already have 'Ghetto 4 Life'. The fans who love this are the ones who will have this as the screen saver on their iPhones.
Click the jump to check out more pics. It will be interesting to see how long this lasts, before the shutter is taken?