30 January 2015

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Banksy Collection Achieves Higher Than Estimate With £459,074 At Bonhams

Steve Lazarides, the former agent of the notorious Bristol street artist Banksy has auctioned off a collection his private collection of 30 Banksy prints and two sculptures. The auction was held as part of Founded 1793, the contemporary art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street which took place on 28 January 2015. Bonhams London auctioned […]

29 January 2015

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Banksy’s Publicist States Schoolboy Train Encounter Was Impersonator

It was reported widely this month that a helpful schoolboy on a train was handed a ‘Banksy’ by a passenger. It has been claimed that Ben Azarya was handed the signed copy of an iconic print which he was told would be worth about £20,000 after the schoolboy helped a stranger pick up his paints […]

20 January 2015

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Banksy To Return To San Francisco Street After Five Years

After a number of Banksy sojourns abroad, it is now common for the street artist’s work to pop up almost anywhere; but it would seem that the authorities tend to have the same reaction not matter where you are in the world. A Banksy mural of a beret-wearing rat holding a marker pen, was one […]

15 January 2015

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Did Banksy Really Reveal His True Identity To A Schoolboy?

When a helpful schoolboy on a train was handed a ‘Banksy’ by a passenger it instantly reignited the mystery concerning the true identity of the artist. Ben Azarya was handed the signed copy of an iconic print which he was told would be worth about £20,000 after the schoolboy helped a stranger pick up his […]

11 January 2015

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Steve Lazarides Former Banksy Dealer To Auction 30 Works At Bonhams

Steve Lazarides, the former agent of the notorious Bristol street artist Banksy is to auction off a collection his private collection of 30 Banksy prints and two sculptures. The auction is to be auctioned as part of Founded 1793, the contemporary art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street taking place on 28 January 2015. amongst […]

9 January 2015

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Schoolboy Given £20,000 Banksy By Person Claiming To Be The Artist

A helpful schoolboy on a train was handed a ‘Banksy’ by a passenger. Ben Azarya was handed the signed copy of an iconic print which he was told would be worth about £20,000 after the schoolboy helped a stranger pick up his paints after they fell from his bag. The mysterious individual then signed a […]

8 January 2015

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Poignant Illustration Is Not A Banksy But Sums Up Charlie Hebdo Massacre

A poignant illustration by the French London based Illustrator, Lucille Clerc has gone viral on the web.  The drawing, which was originally thought to be by Banksy is a response to the terror attack in Paris at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which took place yesterday. Thousands of Banksy fans have shared […]

19 December 2014

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Top UK Anti-Graffiti Officer Wants To Put Banksy In Prison

Detective Constable Colin Saysell, the top anti-graffiti officer in the UK has Spoken at a conference on graffiti at London’s Southbank centre, and is advocating for harsher penalties to be levied against graffiti writers and street artists who chose to create works in unauthorised locations. Detective Constable Colin Saysell has been in pursuit of ‘would-be […]

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 […]

10 November 2014

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Clacton Council Banksy Mural Removal Branded “A Crass Act Of Cowardly Authoritarianism”

A council which destroyed a mural by Banksy has been branded “moronic”, “useless” and “cretinous”, reports the BBC. The work by the Bristol street artist consisted of a stencil showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners towards an exotic-looking bird. The work appeared in Clacton-on-Sea in October. But it was quickly removed by Tendring […]

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 […]

30 October 2014

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Banksy’s New York Residency Turned Into Documentary

Just over a year ago that infamous and celebrated Bristol street artist Banksy began a self-described ‘residency’ in New York City. The artist created a series of public artworks throughout the five boroughs of NYC. Now there a documentary is to be aired on November 17, following the street artist’s exciting 31-day adventure in New […]

21 October 2014

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New Banksy ‘Girl With The Pierced Eardrum’ Defaced In Bristol

A day after a Banksy hoax reporting that the acclaimed street artist had been arrested; another of the artist’s public works have been vandalised. Banksy’s recreation of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring re-named; ‘Girl with the Pierced Eardrum’, has been attacked hours after it was unveiled. The Bristol based artist’s interpretation […]

20 October 2014

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Banksy Not Arrested – Internet Duped By American Site

The American satire website National Report had claimed in a news piece that the man behind the pseudonym was 35-year-old Paul Horner, from Liverpool. The story was accompanied by a mug shot and went on to claim that Banksy was arrested on charges of “vandalism, conspiracy, racketeering and counterfeiting.” “The Banksy arrest is a hoax,” […]

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 […]

22 September 2014

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Campaigners Ask Local Support To Keep Cheltenham Banksy Spy Booth

Campaigners in Cheltenham are asking for the community’s support in trying to keep Banksy’s Spy Booth mural – despite its recent vandalism. Hekmat Kaveh, a local businessman, has submitted an application to the planning department of the borough council to preserve the work displayed on the side of a grade two listed building. Yet art […]

27 August 2014

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Banksy Saves Cash Strapped Youth Club With $650k Mobile Donation

A youth club in Bristol has been saved by the sale of a Banksy artwork which sold today to a private collector for enough cash to float the institution for the next few years. Mobile Lovers, which was moved from a doorway outside the club to the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for safekeeping will […]

9 August 2014

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Banksy’s Iconic Grim Reaper Cut Out Of Ships Hull

Banksy’s iconic Grim Reaper has been cut and removed from the side of a ship which has been used as a club.  It was stencilled above the waterline on the ‘Thekla ‘about 10 years ago and has deteriorated considerably. It will now be restored and go on display at the Bristol Museum, the site of […]

18 July 2014

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Banksy Spy Booth Revealed As Hoarding Comes Down In Cheltenham

An ongoing situation has positioned a landlord against a local council in Cheltenham, over a disputed Banksy mural. The painting located at Fairview Road and Hewlett Road disappeared from view on 25 June, shortly after Banksy authenticated the work of art on his website. Hoarding was placed around the art which was scheduled to be […]

16 June 2014

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Banksy Stall Art From NY Residency To Be Sold At Bonham’s

Banksy paintings on canvas bought during his 2013 ‘residency’ in New York are to go under the hammer at Bonham’s London. Purchased for just $60 apiece they will feature in their next sale of Contemporary Art on July 2nd for a price which reflects their true value. Estimated at £50,000 – 70,000 and £30,000 – […]

2 June 2014

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Sotheby’s Appropriate Banksy For Unauthorised Retrospective Exhibition

It may sound like an unsuitable coupling but Sotheby’s S|2 is to present the first, unauthorised, retrospective exhibition of works by the internationally renowned street artist Banksy. The exhibition is curated by the gallerist Steve Lazarides. Heralded as the “Entrepreneur of the Urban Art Scene”, Steve Lazarides was Banksy’s agent from the outset of his […]

31 May 2014

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Banksy Mobile Lovers On The Antiques Road Show For Valuation

Dennis Stinchcombe, the manager of the Broad Plain Boys’ Club in Bristol, has approached televisions Antiques Road Show to value Banksy’s ‘Mobile Lovers,’ a work created last month, which has caused an ownership row. The popular series was filming locally.  Last month, Mr Stinchcombe removed the the mural from a doorway in Clement Street adjoining […]

17 May 2014

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Banksy Honoured With Webby Award For Better Out Than In

The Webby Awards, which were revealed yesterday in New York, have named the Street Artist Banksy as its 2014 winner. He will be now be honoured as Webby Person of the Year, at the 18th annual ceremony on May 19th, 2014 in New York City. Judges picked this year’s winners from among around 12,000 entries […]

18 April 2014

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Banksy Spooks Mural Saved By Quick Thinking Pub Goers

Vandals have attacked the ‘Banksy’ artwork that appeared last week in Cheltenham in Gloucester. The mural which depicts three men hacking into a call box not far from the GCHQ (Britain’s national snooping centre) was daubed with white paint over the faces of the three spies. The graffiti was only saved by quick thinking drinkers […]

16 April 2014

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Banksy Removed From Bristol Wall To Raise Funds For Boys Club

A new mural by the street artist Banksy has been removed only hours after it was revealed in Bristol. The work, which depicts a couple in a loving embrace, while glancing passionately into their iPhones was displayed prominently on Banky’s website www.banksy.co.uk yesterday after it appeared on Clement Street in Bristol. The graffiti which had […]

15 April 2014

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Banksy Returns To Britain With Two Controversial Wall Murals

Banksy, the best known of all of the British street artists has been busy at work. He has released his first new mural on his website, since his New York month of art, where he released a piece a day in October. The first depicts two lovers in a dark doorway which is lit by […]

12 March 2014

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Banksy Unveils Artwork To Mark Third Anniversary Of The Syrian Conflict

Quiet since his stint in New York last October, Banksy the Bristol born Street Artist, has unveiled an artwork to mark the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria. The piece reworks his iconic girl with a balloon which will be projected onto a number of landmarks around the world on 13 March. Included in […]

27 February 2014

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Banksy Mural Damaged In Attempted Theft In New Orleans

Police were called in New Orleans after two men were spotted chipping away at a wall mural created by the elusive British street artist Banksy. The attempted theft was foiled when residents noticed a plywood hoarding had been erected around a wall obscuring the painting and the manager of the building was informed. Police stated […]

19 February 2014

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Banksy’s Iconic Kissing Coppers Wall Art Sold At Miami Auction

Banksy’s iconic Kissing Coppers mural painted in 2004 has achieved $575,000 (£345,000) at a US auction held yesterday. The mural was removed from the wall of the Prince Albert pub on Trafalgar Street in Brighton last year. The owner of the building claimed he would use the funds towards essential repairs at the pub and […]

7 February 2014

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Banksy Girl With Red Balloon Removed From Liverpool Street Wall

Street Art miners, The Sincura Group who were responsible for the removal and export of Banksy’s ‘Slave Labour’ have uncovered an iconic mural near Liverpool Street station. Long thought destroyed ‘Girl with the Red Balloon’, was originally created in a few select London locations, including the stairwell of the South Bank, Blackfriars bridge and on Great […]

12 January 2014

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Banksy Painting Sells To Chris Martin For $650k At Haitian Charity Auction

Sean Penn’s Help Haiti Home Gala, which took place last night at the Montage Beverly Hills, saw Coldplay’s Chris Martin spend $650,000/£395,000 on a painting of a heart shaped ballon, by the British street artist Banksy. The Coldplay singer and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow were amongst celebrities who attended this star-packed evening. Chris Martin left […]