15 November 2018

Street Artist Ron English Buys Banksy Slave Labour Mural To Whitewash

The US Street Artist Ron English has purchased Banksy’s Poundland wall mural ‘Slave Labour’ for £561,000, with the plan to whitewash over the artwork.

17 October 2018

Banksy Sotheby’s Shredder Stunt Was All Smoke And Mirrors

Was the art stunt of the century carried out by the Street Artist Banksy on the 5th of October an elaborate magic trick? or was it an expression of true anarchy? Much of the world now knows that a stencil spray-painting self-destructed when the frame turned into a paper shredder

13 October 2018

Discredited Banksy Mural To Go Under The Hammer In LA

An iconic secondary market Banksy mural that was hacked off of a wall in London is to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in LA.

6 October 2018

You’ve Been Framed – Banksy Shreds £1m Painting At Sotheby’s – Buyer Completes

A stunt performed by the Street Artist Banksy at Sotheby’s during London’s Autumn Contemporary Art Evening Sale has gone viral.

16 August 2018

Banksy Speaks Out About unsanctioned Moscow Museum Exhibition

Banksy has spoken out about an unsanctioned, ticketed show featuring his work which has opened in Moscow. The street artist who has cultivated anonymity has reached out via his Twitter account.

24 July 2018

Free Art in London This Summer 2018

London is an expensive place to live let’s face it and visiting art exhibitions at £15-£20 per show is a luxury. Here is a selection of what Art to see in London this summer for free.

11 July 2018

Banksy Goes Mayfair Pest Control Speaks Out

The appearance of a new Banksy in London can create quite a media frenzy.

1 June 2018

Banksy Greatest Hits Exhibition Set For Lazinc In July

A new exhibition of work by the Street Artist Banksy will be staged by Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s original gallerist, along with Lazinc co-founder Wissam Al Mana.

20 March 2018

Banksy Super-Active In New York City Again – First Photos

It started with his rat clock piece (Top Photo) at 101 West 14th Street, moving on to his protest mural for Zehra Doğanon

17 March 2018

Banksy Mural In NY Highlights Detention Of Kurdish Artist Zehra Dogan

The Bristol-born Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a 20m high mural in New York to highlight to the detention of Zehra Dogan, the Kurdish painter from Turkey.

15 December 2017

Banksy Gives Rare 60 Second Interview For London Metro 

In a rare interview with London’s Metro the elusive street artist Banksy has let the drawbridge down and gone public.

14 December 2017

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Danny Boyle Joins Banksy To Produce Alternative West Bank Nativity Play

The Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle has joined with the anonymous Street Artist Banksy to produce an alternative nativity play at the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank.

6 November 2017

Banksy Holds Tea Party To Highlight Balfour Declaration 100th Anniversary

The elusive British street artist Banksy has apologised for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

18 September 2017

Banksy Homage To Basquiat Appears In Barbican Tunnel Ahead Of Retrospective

The Street Artist Banksy has created two new artworks inspired by Jean Michael Basquiat at the Barbican.

17 September 2017

Banksy Donates £250k Mural Proceeds To Anti-Arms Campaign Group

Banksy has donated £205,000 from the sale of a wall-sized artwork to anti-arms campaigners.

22 August 2017

Lost Banksy Coke Snorting Copper Found And Restored In Shoreditch

An important Banksy mural painted on the outside of a public toilet, in the east end of London, over ten years ago has been restored to its former glory by developers.

5 August 2017

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Word On The Street – British Graffiti Art In Focus

Is an indigenous rock painting showing off the number of kills any different to a rebellious teenager taking his girl to their local make-out spot where he declares his love to her spray-painted in crude bright colours the night before?

26 July 2017

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Banksy Balloon Girl Tops Poll of The Nation’s Favourite Artworks

Banksy’s Girl With A Balloon has been voted the nation’s favourite artwork. The populist poll sponsored by a new device which displays art as a TV screensaver when idling, spoke to over 2000 art enthusiasts to reach the verdict.

6 June 2017

Banksy Pulls Anti Tory Election Print After Election Validation Threat

Banksy has pulled his print offer after Avon and Somerset Police forces investigating the free original print offer threatened that it could invalidate the general election. The Street Artist had offered a free print to applicants who voted against the Conservatives in the General Election on Thursday.

4 June 2017

Free Banksy Original Print For Every Vote Against The Conservatives

The elusive street artist Banksy is offering a free print to anyone who votes against the Conservatives. The artwork, which is also on Banksy’s Instagram page, depicts his iconic “girl with a balloon” motif, this time with a Union Jack in the balloon. The instructions states; take a photo on your phone of the ballot and send it in and a free print will be posted to you. This could contravene laws designed to ensure votes remain secret and could break rules against bribery.

9 May 2017

Banksy Brexit Mural In Dover A Sign Of The Times

Banksy, the elusive street artist has created a relevant new work in Dover inspired by Brexit.

3 April 2017

Banksy Filmed In Israel – Should He Now Just Come Clean?

It looks like Banksy has been caught on film which raises the question, Should he just come clean? The identity of the world’s most elusive street artist could have been compromised once and for all.

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 […]