29 November 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, […]

2 August 2012

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Banksy Lays Low As Olympic Street Art Goes Underground

Where are the new Banksy pieces? The media has been a buzz since the artist displayed two new photographs of graffiti that he created specifically in relation to the Olympics. A search around the web brings up nothing more than a few vague speculations about the location of his latest work and a fury of […]

29 July 2012

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Kate Middleton Features Heavily In New Mr Brainwash Exhibition

Mr Brainwash the less talented star of Banksy’s Oscar nominated film “Exit Through The Gift Shop” has announced his imminent arrival in London on 5th of August for the official opening of his UK solo show. The Exhibition is being mounted in The Old Sorting Office, a 1950’s brutalist monstrosity made redundant by the slow […]

21 July 2012

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Banksy’s East London Studio Photographed And Exposed

A photograph has been released of the interior of Banksy’s East London studio. It shows several examples of work in progress, ahead of the 2012 Olympics. The elusive artist is also seen in the frame, in this rare snap. Many journalists have speculated that Banksy will use the Olympics as the backdrop for a number […]

3 June 2012

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Banksy’s Six New UK Graffiti Masterpieces Unveiled

In the last month Banksy has been busy at work creating at least a half dozen new pieces in the UK.  The first to appear was a portrait of a child worker sewing a string of Union Jack bunting for the Jubilee. It was painted on the side of a Poundland shop, a place where […]

2 June 2012

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Giant Banksy Appears In Bristol To Mark Jubilee

A large scaled Glam Rock mural in the style of Banksy has appeared in Bristol to mark the Queen’s Diamond jubilee. The mural over a local Clay Cafe is a 1950’s rendition of the Young Queen Elizabeth wearing a tiara with an Aladdin Sane style lightning bolt drawn on her face. The piece has been […]

18 May 2012

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New Banksy Child Worker Appears As Old Rat Is Destroyed

This week a Melbourne builder hacked himself a place in art history. Destroying Banksy’s stencil of a parachuting rat, he subverts the subverted, while the uproar that followed satirises the comically contradictory attitudes of street art connoisseurs. Like the Perspex plane which covers Banksy’s work on Tottenham High Road, this most recent amendment to his […]

15 May 2012

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Precious Banksy Artwork Accidentally Destroyed By Builders

An iconic work by Banksy has been destroyed by construction workers in Melbourne – one of the last remaining artworks in Australia by internationally celebrated street artist. The workers accidentally drilled through the piece – depicting a parachuting rat – from the other side of the wall in order to create a sizeable hole for […]

14 May 2012

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Has Banksy Killed Street Art?

A new mural in Detroit makes the controversial claim that big-name graffiti artists such as Banksy have killed street art. The ‘writer’ of this new piece entitled ‘Death of Street Art’ is by the Atlanta-based SEVER, and depicts six figures in the styles of some of the world’s most famous graffiti artists – including Banksy […]