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 […]

16 December 2014

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Banksy’s Art Buff Fails To Sell And May Return To Folkestone

Campaigners say that Banksy’s ‘Art Buff’ mural could return to Folkestone, after the work reportedly failed to sell at Art Basel Miami. As selling the painting on the open market could be difficult, according to insiders. Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of art blog Hyperallergic, told Kent Online that the work will also be hard […]

1 December 2014

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Banksy’s Folkestone ‘Art Buff’ Mural Has Been Flown To Miami Art Fair For Sale

Approximately two months after Banksy’s mural ‘Art Buff’ appeared in Folkstone – and was subsequently vandalised by the addition of ‘phallic imagery’ which resulted in its controversial removal – the work has been flown to the US to be sold at an art fair in Miami. The piece depicts a woman staring at an empty […]

4 November 2014

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Banksy’s Folkestone ‘Art Buff’ Mural Has Been Removed Amid Protests

Just over a month since Banksy’s mural ‘Art Buff’ appeared in Folkstone – and was subsequently vandalised – by the addition of ‘phallic imagery’ it has been removed. The piece depicts a woman staring at an empty plinth while wearing headphones with her hands clasped behind her back; an act of vandalism was perpetrated against […]

13 October 2014

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Banksy Art Buff Mural Vandalised In Folkestone

Just two weeks after a Banksy mural appeared in Folkstone, it has been vandalised. The piece depicts a woman staring at an empty plinth while wearing headphones with her hands clasped behind her back. The piece is called ‘Art Buff’. On Sunday evening, an act of vandalism was perpetrated against the artwork; the unknown attacker […]

30 September 2014

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New Banksy Art Buff Mural Adds Street Cred To Folkestone Triennial

A new Banksy has appeared on a wall in Kent, in time for the Folkestone Triennial, which was launched last month. The mural depicts a mature woman staring at an empty plinth, shaped like a classical Corinthian column, whilst listening to a recorded tour. The most notable thing about the painting is that the background […]