4 March 2017

Banksy Walled Off Hotel His biggest Project Since Dismaland

Banksy, the elusive British street artist has opened a hotel next to Israel’s brutalist style wall in Bethlehem.

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Banksy Works Of Art

Artlyst brings you our top ten Banksy’s of all time. Which one is your favourite?

24 November 2016

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Quiz – Where’s Banksy?

Test your knowledge of Banksy

23 September 2016

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Banksy Love Plane Mural Partially Removed From Liverpool Carpark

An internationally known Banksy mural of a biplane located in a Liverpool car park has been removed by culture vandals The Sincura Group, which is known for buying, exhibiting and selling Banksy street works. The company said it had taken the biplane due to redevelopment and it will be restored before it goes on show in its […]

21 June 2016

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Banksy SWAT Van To Go Under The Hammer At Bonham’s London

One of Banksy’s most iconic works , a SWAT van, spray-painted by the elusive street artist,  is to go under the hammer at Bonham’s Post-War and Contemporary art sale on 29 June 2016. It carries an estimate of £200,000-300,000.  The van has remained shrouded in mystery since September 2006, and has since been verified by the Pest Control Office, Banksy’s […]

7 June 2016

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Banksy Gifts Mural To Bristol School As Dedication Thank You

The Street artist Banksy has created a half-term surprise on the walls of a Bristol primary school as a reward for the school naming a building in honour of the artist. The elusive muralist composed the painting at Bridge Farm Primary school in his home town of Bristol.  The artwork was discovered by teachers as they […]

17 May 2016

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Banksy Exhibition Is Extensive But Unauthorised By The Street Artist

A new Unauthorised exhibition of the Street Artist Banksy is to open in Rome on 24th May. War, Capitalism & Liberty explores the contemporary issues through the artworks of the international Graffiti artist. This thought-provoking exhibition is to be held at Palazzo Cipolla and runs until 4 September 2016. The exhibition includes extensive works by Banksy mostly coming […]

11 March 2016

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Hashtag-Ironic: Banksy Geo-profiling Study A Big Fat Waste Of Funding

Did Shakespeare really write all those plays? I find myself not even caring that much whether he did, or was aided, or – as some who like to stir things up have suggested – he was actually someone else, someone different from the earring wearing fuzzy headed one we see in most portraits. What matters is that […]

5 March 2016

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Banksy Identity Revealed Through Geoprofiling Study At Queen Mary University London

Has the identity of Banksy been compromised? A study at Queen Mary University, London has tested methods of geographical profiling on the elusive artist and has concluded that the likely candidate, as a result of “geoprofile” is Robin Gunningham, named by the Mail on Sunday in 2008 and by Artlyst in 2011. The artist’s lawyers have intervened and the results due to appear […]

12 December 2015

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Banksy Creates Steve Jobs Artwork At Calais Migrant Camp Highlighting Crisis

A new work by the infamous Bristol street artist Banksy has materialised at the migrant camp in Calais. Graffiti of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has appeared in the jungle migrant camp, serving as a poignant reminder that he was the son of a Syrian migrant. Image: Graffiti of Steve Jobs carrying a sack and […]

9 December 2015

Jimmy Cauty: Warning This Installation Contains Strong Content And Ideological Messages

Jimmy Cauty comes from a generation of disruptive artists that actually has something to say. In an age where mass media has blurred the lines between art and propaganda, Cauty still creates a relevant ideological message, along with visuals that talk to most of the visitors to his exhibitions. His last London show was at the L-13 […]

24 October 2015

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Dismaland: Opportunistic Thieves Steal Banksy’s ‘Dismal Aid’ Sign

Bristol street artist Banksy’s ‘crap’ dystopian theme park Dismaland was recently dismantled and shipped to a migrant camp near Calais to make shelters. The famed parked had featured a ruined fairytale castle, a crashed Cinderella coach and miserable stewards wearing Mickey Mouse ears, the unique theme park was designed to satirise commercialised tourist attractions. The […]

29 September 2015

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Banksy’s Dismaland: Dystopian Theme Park Re-Tasked To Make Shelters For Migrants

After the theme park Dismaland – which has given Weston-super-Mare an economy boost of over £20 million closes to the public, and has seen the pop-up “bemusement park” visited by over 150,000 visitors in the last five weeks – it has now been appropriately ‘re-tasked’. Bristol street artist Banksy’s ‘crap’ dystopian theme park Dismaland is […]

27 September 2015

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Banksy Dismaland Triumphs With £20m Boost To Local Economy

Banksy’s art theme park Dismaland, which has given Weston-super-Mare’s an economy boost of over £20m is set to close today, Sunday 27th September.  Visitors to the pop-up “bemusement park” has seen over 150,000 visitors in the last five weeks.  The head of the local Tourism board said the attraction to the seaside town has been a success […]

20 September 2015

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Banksy’s ‘Donkey Documents’ Has First Public UK Display

The owner of the original building was bemused when people crowded round his wall. But art aficionados had spotted Banksy’s signature alert on his website of his latest work, ’Donkey Documents’. Banksy created it in 2007 with an aerosol can, as part of a series of works of art along the concrete barrier separating the […]

12 September 2015

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Judge Rules Banksy’s ‘Art Buff’ Mural Must Be Returned To Folkestone

In December of last year campaigners stated that Banksy’s ‘Art Buff’ mural might return to Folkestone, after the work reportedly failed to sell at Art Basel Miami. As selling the painting on the open market turned out to be difficult, according to insiders, as the work had not been authenticated by Pest Control – a […]

23 August 2015

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Dismaland: Some Miss The Point Of The Intentionally Miserable Farce

If the reports from varying news agencies are correct then something has gone seriously wrong with Bristol street artist Banksy’s latest dystopic theme-park-work Dismaland – or is that something has gone right? When the Bristol street artist unveiled his newest and surprising creation, a group show as a biting satire of Disneyland, the art world […]

21 August 2015

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Dismaland: Wince-Inducing Yet Lacking Banksy’s Usual Cutting Satire?

It emerged in July that Disneyland Paris is allegedly charging German and British tourists up to 15% more than French visitors to the park. Behind the sparkly wholesomeness is, as usual, a faceless corporate conglomerate hyper-capitalist agenda at work. It’s timely then that Banksy has created his own satire of the brand – if you’re […]

19 August 2015

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New Banksy Installation Spotted In Weston-super-Mare

A new installation in Weston-super-Mare bearing all of the characteristics of a Banksy has been unveiled. The giant sculpture of a theme-park castle and tanker has appeared on the site of a derelict funfair, at the former Tropicana site, in North Somerset. The new artwork consists of a sand castle with a windmill on top and several rundown rides. […]

29 July 2015

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Banksy Street Art Removed From Bethlehem Up For Auction

Murals believed to have been created by the Bristol street artist Banksy on walls in Detroit, and in Bethlehem are to be put up for auction in September.  The artist’s work, ‘Donkey Documents’, depicts a donkey having its papers checked by a soldier and was left on a barrier dividing the West Bank from Israel […]

11 July 2015

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Shepard Fairey Arrested In LA Over Detroit Malicious Destruction Charges

The American Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey, who was charged in Detroit with causing criminal damage after allegedly vandalising several buildings during his residency in the city, has been arrested in Los Angeles. The artist was returning from a ‘Spraycation’ installing his largest exhibition to date at CAC Málaga in Spain. Agents at the Los Angeles Airport intercepted the street artist as he returned home […]

26 June 2015

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Shepard Fairey: Detroit Arrest Warrant Issued For allegedly Tagging Buildings

The American ‘Street Artist’ Shepard Fairey is being sought by police in Detroit after he allegedly tagged buildings around the city. A warrant for the arrest of the graffiti giant, best known for creatin the “Hope” image of President Obama during his 2008 election campaign, has been issued by enforcement officers. Just because he is a well-known artist does not take away the […]

2 June 2015

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Banksy Glasto Mural Realises £445k At Paris Auction

A Banksy painting that was produced on the side of a festival worker’s trailer, during the 1998 Glastonbury Festival, has realised £445,792 ($676,668). at a Paris auction.This important early mural was painted in 1998 went under the hammer at Digard Auctions in Paris. Silent Majority is an exceptional artwork and marks the beginning of the Banksy […]

1 June 2015

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Banksy’s Grim Reaper Finds New Permanent Home At Bristol Museum

Banksy’s The Grim Reaper has found a permanent home following a programme of restoration. The iconic mural which was painted on the bottom of an abandoned boat, will now be exhibited at Bristol’s M-Shed museum.The mural will be permanently on view at the museum from 3 June. The Thekla, was home to a nightclub and the well known artwork was visible just […]

24 May 2015

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Banksy And Koons Raises $30m At Star-studded Cannes AIDS Auction

One of the leading AIDS charitys has raised a staggering $30 million in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and its pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS. The star-studded black-tie event was held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, during the Cannes Film Festival. The undisputed highlight of the evening’s live auction, led by […]

14 April 2015

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Banksy Reacts To Spy Booth Given Grade II Listed Status

After Banksy’s Cheltenham mural “Spy Booth” – which appeared last April on a house three miles from the top government listening post GCHQ – was granted listed protection, the Bristol street artist has given his reaction. The mural created international news coverage when it was splattered with white paint, sprayed with silver and defaced with […]

1 April 2015

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Banksy Owner Conned Out Of £100,000 Artwork In Gaza

A resident of the Gaza Strip has been conned into selling a work painted by the ‘Street’ artist Banksy for a fraction of it’s true value. The mural depicting the Greek goddess Niobe, weeping for her slain children, was sprayed on the door, which was the last standing piece of the home of the Gaza man. Rabie Darduna, […]

26 March 2015

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Art Outrage Is Subjective To The Zeitgeist Of Social Perception

The term ‘offence’, in the context of ‘to take offence at’ (as opposed to, an illegal offence or act against the law) is defined as an “annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceived insult to or disregard for oneself”. Thus if we look at artworks which have caused outrage over the centuries, we find […]

2 March 2015

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Last Banksy Work In Germany Destroyed By Vandal

Germany had one last remaining Banksy work of art – it has now been vandalised Süddeutsche Zeitung reports. The elusive street artist sprayed the stencil ‘Bomb Hugger’, which depicts a little girl embracing a bomb, on a concrete pillar in Hamburg’s city centre some 12 years ago. A local arts foundation installed a protective plexiglass […]

1 March 2015

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Artist Nidaa Badwan Creates Her Own Internal World As A Response To Gaza’s Plight

After the famous street artist Banksy’s appearance on the ruined streets of Gaza, with graffiti stencils on concrete rubble popping up in criticism of the ‘world’s largest open-air prison’ – including an image of a crying figure wearing a head scarf, a dark scene of children playing on a fairground ride, and a white kitten […]

26 February 2015

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Banksy Works Appear In Gaza To Highlight ‘World’s Largest Open-air Prison’

The famous Bristol street artist has been on the move, with graffiti stencils on concrete rubble popping up in Gaza criticising the ‘world’s largest open-air prison’ – include an image of a crying figure wearing a head scarf, a dark scene of children playing on a fairground ride, and a white kitten licking its paws. […]

20 February 2015

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Banksy Cheltenham Mural Spy Booth Granted Grade Two Listed Status

Banksy’s Cheltenham mural “Spy Booth” which appeared last April on a house three miles from the top government listening post GCHQ, has been granted listed protection. The mural created international news coverage when it was splattered with white paint, sprayed with silver and defaced with red graffiti. At one point a thief attempted to cut […]