The largest painting on canvas by the elusive street artist Banksy depicting the House of Commons populated with chimpanzees has sold at auction for a record £9.9m. The 4m (13ft) wide artwork Devolved Parliament was one of the showstoppers in the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale on Thursday. A “record price for a Banksy painting” “shame […]
A popular Brexit mural, in the English port of Dover by the elusive Street Artist Banksy has been covered over by scaffolding and netting with white paint blocking out the artwork. The mural depicts a star being chiselled from the EU flag. It appeared near the Dover ferry terminal in May 2017 at the height […]
16 June 2019
The highly anticipated first UK exhibition of Keith Haring’s work has opened at Tate Liverpool. It is vast, covering most aspects of his work and career. This was my first experience seeing so many pieces by this seminal figure from the 1980s,’ in the flesh, so I was curious to learn more about the man.
Banksy has created a new collateral event in Venice for the Biennale.
Banksy seems to be active again these days with two new murals, one in London at Marble Arch, where Extinction Rebellion’s climate change activists were protesting for a few weeks. His latest offering is in Venice in time for the 58th Biennale.
27 March 2019
The world’s largest arms fair will quietly set up shop in London, In September 2019. It will sell weapons and tools of torture to delegates from all over the world.
1 February 2019
The British Museum has added a Banksy to its permanent collection. This is the first time one of his works has been acquired by a major London Museum. It is quite surprising that Tate Britain has overlooked this important artist.
26 January 2019
How low can you go? Art thieves have made off with a Banksy wall mural in Paris that was painted as a memorial to the Paris terror attack victims in 2015.
20 December 2018
The official Banksy website has confirmed that a mural which appeared on a Port Talbot wall is the work of the elusive Street Artist. Banksy has had a busy year with work popping up around the globe, a Paris mural To Coincide With World Refugee Day and a 20m high mural in New York to highlight to […]
15 November 2018
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
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
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
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 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.
11 July 2018
The appearance of a new Banksy in London can create quite a media frenzy.
1 June 2018
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
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
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
In a rare interview with London’s Metro the elusive street artist Banksy has let the drawbridge down and gone public.
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
The elusive British street artist Banksy has apologised for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
18 September 2017
The Street Artist Banksy has created two new artworks inspired by Jean Michael Basquiat at the Barbican.
17 September 2017
Banksy has donated £205,000 from the sale of a wall-sized artwork to anti-arms campaigners.
22 August 2017
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.
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?
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 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
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.