Friday, August 10, 2007

Who is BNE?

It's been almost exactly a year since leaving my stint in SF. I miss the city for more than just the aesthetic, diversity and food. I miss it for the pure fucking chaos of it all. You never know what your going to walk into.

Case in point. Leaving work at 2:00am. Walking home through Chinatown. Returning to work at 7:00 a.m. In that 5 hours, every possible taggable space in Chinatown has been plastered with stickers that say BNE. Thousands of stickers. It was like it had snowed.

Brought up the subject of BNE with some of my "more publicly creative" friends. Nothing. Nobody knows who BNE is. I stumbled across this article today that compounds the mystery. Japan, India, NYC. Could Mt. Holly be next?

Got any theories? I'd love to hear them.


Anonymous said...

BNE is a contemporary artist specializing in graffiti who has become world famous.I heard that some hollywood actor,george clooney i think,commisioned him to paint a wall in his house in italy.His website is..

Mayor said...

here's some video I founf over at NBC

Mayor said...

Flickr group.

Anonymous said...

Wow, people make such a big deal out of this guy because they can actually read the graffiti. He is BENET (BNE for short). Just a graffiti writer who writes legibly. There are writers up way more than him but the average person just can't read it. Has anyone ever seen him try to piece? (I doubt it)

The Veteran said...

Sorry to destroy your fantasy...but BNE is a rich kid graffiti lowlife that obviously has nothing but free time to put up corny printed stickers (not even unique or handmade ones) in various cities and countries. He writes BENET aka BNE which is the shortened version like dude said already. No art skills there what so ever. No mystery what so ever. Very boring. The amount of stickers you see verifies how much of a loser he really is. What a waste of a life. Very sad.