18 April 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

29 November 2013


Hacked Banksy Work From NY Residency To Be Sold In Miami

Banksy work from his New York residency series ‘Better Out Than In’ is to be offered for sale in Miami during Art Basel week. The works consist of an inflatable heart shaped balloon with band-aids, and a painted car door. The first has been painted on a 1,500-pound (680kg) wall hacked from a Brooklyn warehouse […]

3 November 2013


Banksy Bids Farewell To New York After Successful Residency

Friday 31 October was the last day of the Banksy’s New York project, which ran for a month in Manhattan. The objective of residency was to create a new public work of art each day. The pieces ranged from his popular ‘Spray Art’, Sculpture, to Video, and Installation works. The media frenzy created made international […]

31 October 2013


Banksy Donates $500,000 ‘Chilled Hitler’ Painting To NY Housing Charity

As we come to the close of Banksy’s residency in New York City, his latest work  ‘The banality of the banality of evil ‘ Oil on oil on canvas, 2013, a thrift store painting vandalised then re-donated to the thrift store, depicts a landscape of a lake and snow capped mountains with a contemplative portrait […]

28 October 2013


Banksy Rubbishes Carbuncle Design Of New York’s World Trade Center

The British Street Artist Banksy, who is currently winding up his month long residency in Manhattan, has publicly rubbished the new design of One World Trade Center. This is the building replacing the ‘Twin Towers’ destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. In a statement posted on his website, the artist sounding more like Prince Charles than […]

23 October 2013


Banksy New York Sphinx Seized By Art Dealer Cartel

Banksy the Bristol born ‘Street Artist’ has been producing a new work of art every day this month, for his residency in New York City. His latest work a 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza, formed from crushed cinder/breeze blocks, has been sold to a cartel of art dealers by the owner […]

20 October 2013


Latest Banksy installations In New York Are Proving Popular With Ants

The latest Banksy works in New York are proving a hit with the public, as well as ants? Yesterday he set up two paintings on canvas under a Chelsea overpass. One a solidarity painting for Jailed punk-artists Pussy Riot the other soldiers surrounding a woman wearing a hijab. The artist stated on his website,  “Are […]

4 October 2013


Banksy Creates Free New York Solo Exhibition With Audio Guide

Brand new works by the British street artist Banksy have appeared in New York. The elusive king of graffiti has unveiled plans for a month-long residency in the city that never sleeps. For the next month Banksy will be attempting to present an entire solo show on the streets of New York. You may follow […]

17 August 2013


Banksy Whitehouse Pub Rat Removed For Grade II Building Restoration

This has been a bad month for Banksy fans as the fate of several outdoor works are sealed by greedy art dealers and building restorers. The latest in a long list of defacements is in Liverpool, where an iconic rat holding a machine gun has been covered up by building works to the former Whitehouse […]

2 June 2013


Banksy Slave Labour Goes Under The Hammer Despite Protests

The Banksy mural ‘Slave Labour’ allegedly sold last night at a private event in London for more than 750,000 pounds ($1.1 million). It was reported in Bloomberg that buyers had made offers for the painting of more than 900,000 pounds in a 3½-hour silent auction that closed at 9:30 p.m. Guests sipped Taittinger champagne and […]

26 May 2013


Banksy Hometown Plays Host To Europe’s Largest Urban Paint Festival

Upfest, Europe’s largest Urban Paint Festival takes place this weekend (25th – 27th 2013) in Banksy’s hometown Bristol. It features over 300 artists painting 30 thousand square feet of artwork on boards, streets, and many other surfaces. Upfest was created in 2008 between three crazy but art loving individuals. Inspired by Super Cans (Southampton),  Cans […]

11 May 2013


Banksy Mural: Withdrawn In Miami To Be Auctioned In London

A Banksy mural titled, ‘Slave Labour’ that was hacked off a wall outside a Poundland shop in Haringey that turned up in a Miami auction and withdrawn, after a public outcry, is to be offered for sale in a London auction. The mural depicts a child labourer hunched over a sewing machine stitching a string […]

3 April 2013


Stolen Banksy Mural To Be Replaced By Turnpike Art Group

A community art mural will replace the Banksy painting titled, ‘Slave Labour’ that was stolen earlier this year from the wall of a Poundland shop in Haringey NW London. It was later consigned for sale at a Florida auction with an estimate of £320,000 -£452,000. The Haringey MP Lynne Featherstone who failed in her attempts […]

29 March 2013


New Banksy Style Stations Of The Cross Mural Appears For Easter

A new Banksy style mural located in the London Bridge area has been unveiled for Easter. Already nicknamed, ‘The Stations of the Cross’ the mural shows Christ carrying the cross while police taser him and the paparazzi photograph him, in his suffering. This work of art definitely shares the hallmarks of a genuine Banksy, however […]

22 March 2013


Stolen Banksy Mural: MP Lynne Featherstone Hits A Brick Wall

The Haringey MP Lynne Featherstone has failed in her attempts to get to the bottom of the missing Banksy mural titled ‘Slave Labour’,stolen from a wall in her constituency. After meeting with The building’s owner, directors of Wood Green Investments, Robert Davies and Les Gilbert she was told that,  “The mural had been stolen by […]

5 March 2013


Street Artist Stik Turns Big Issue Sellers Into Art Dealers

The Street artist Stik, renowned for his iconic graffiti portraits of stick people, has created an exclusive series of four prints available only with the Big Issue magazine (on sale March 11th).  The prints, which will not be available through any other channels, are part of a collaboration designed to turn Big Issue vendors into […]

27 February 2013


Banksy Pays Tribute To Graffiti Legend Nekst With RIP Gif

British street artist Banksy has paid tribute on his website to Nekst a graffiti writer legend from the 1990s.  He recently placed a GIF animation paying homage to Nekst who passed away in December. This homage is the latest in a long line of tributes sprayed around the world in memory of the Nekst. Banksy’s […]

23 February 2013


Banksy Goes Under The Hammer In Miami Today Despite International Condemnation

Who technically “owns” Street Art installed without permission in a public location, on a private building? This question is currently being raised in blogs all over the web. It is a question that is further blurred by the fact that many street artists deny involvement in their guerrilla activities for legal reasons and have never […]

6 January 2013


Mr Brainwash Beatles Mural Erased From Oxford Street

A 5 meter high mural of the Beatles by the French born American artist Mr Brainwash, which was the centrepiece of his first London exhibition, has been painted over by the owners of the former Royal Mail sorting office, on the corner of Museum Street.The monumental painting of the Fab Four, wearing bandanas over their […]

26 December 2012


Banksy ‘ll Fix It Controversial Mural Removed By BBC Television Bosses

A Banksy style mural has been destroyed by the BBC to avoid drawing attention to the Jimmy Savile scandal.  It’s not clear who the actual artist was who created the controversial mural across from BBC television Centre, but security bosses quickly ordered workmen to remove the provocative graffiti, highlighting the case. It was located on […]

29 November 2012


Banksy: Shady Dealings In Excavated Murals Exhibited In Miami

The Keszler Gallery in the Hamptons, New York are exhibiting two Banksy murals removed from Bethlehem in 2007, at an Art Basel Miami Beach satellite fair next week. The works make up a larger show of Street Art by the Bristol born artist and include the iconic Kissing Policemen mural which was sold last year. […]

15 November 2012


New Banksy Book Lifts The Lid On The Man Behind The Stencil

The first in-depth biography of the ‘Urban’ artist Banksy by a former Times correspondent has been published this week. Banksy is perhaps the best known of the new breed of Street Artist. His pieces have fetched hundreds of thousands of dollars at many of the world’s most prestigious auction houses. He was even nominated for […]

13 November 2012


Urban Art Invades London In New Pop Up Exhibition

Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Risk and Ron English are part of a new ‘Urban Art’ exhibition at the Opera Gallery in London. Urban art, and its perception, have considerably evolved in the past forty years. The basic graffiti on underground seats that was regarded as sheer vandalism has become a rich aesthetical statement left in the […]

3 November 2012


Banksy Mural Hacked And Fragmented Resurfaces In Nottingham

An art gallery in Nottingham is exhibiting what’s left of an important Banksy mural as part of an installation. The work is on show in ‘The new I Is’ an exhibition at the New Art Exchange in Hyson Green. ‘The Afflicted Yard’ incorporates Banksy’s work Balloon Girl, and is included in a show celebrating 50 […]

14 September 2012


Banksy Sperm Alarm Thief Walks Free From Court

A previously convicted art thief who  attempted to sell a stolen work by the internationally known graffiti  artist Banksy on eBay for £17,000 walked free from court today. Leon Lawrence, 32, hacked the artwork off of a hotel in West London and put the mural,  titled Sperm Alarm sale. Mr Lawrence apparently framed the piece, […]