So that Einstein throwing dice piece on Upper Haight from a few weeks ago might not have been a Banksy after all.

29 06 2010

I remember there was some debate at the time whether or not that Einstein throwing dice stencil on Upper Haight from a few weeks ago was really done by Banksy. It was a really beautifully executed piece that seemed to jive with Banksy’s wit and it materialized during a period when the British street artist was passing through town and did several other high profile pieces in San Francisco. However, it wasn’t featured on his site, which led to some speculation that the stencil might have been done by someone else.

I’m still receiving traffic on a daily basis from search engines looking for “Banksy Einstein Haight” so I don’t know if it’s in my best interest to clarify that debate, especially since that Einstein stencil lasted less than a week before being painted over and some of Banksy’s original pieces have sold for over half a million dollars so I feel like I captured something that’s unique and priceless.

But I just discovered that there’s a new stencil at that same location.

Not Banksy Thinker on Upper Haight

Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker on his porcelain throne? That’s a great mashup of highbrow and lowbrow culture.

Does anyone know who is the artist of this piece? If so, please let me know in the comments. I love his or her style and sense of humor.

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Einstein Throwing That Dice by Banksy. Upper Haight, San Francisco.

14 05 2010

Einstein Throwing That Dice by Banksy. Upper Haight, San Francisco 17

God does not play dice with The Universe, but I’ve been known to throw the bones here and there.

How much money you got on you, Son?

I saw this on the way to school yesterday and immediately jumped off the 71 to snag a picture.

At first I was a little upset that the late afternoon shadows were creeping in on my picture, but now that I crop it, I really like those shadows. Each one is unique.

And then less than a week later it was painted over.

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