18 May 2012


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


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


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 […]

11 May 2012


Duchamp Was Here Cool Street Art Banksy?

I found this posted on facebook. It could be a Banksy. Who ever created this piece is a cool artist in every way, shape or form!

8 May 2012


‘Steal A Banksy’ Hotel Proposes Warhol Forgery Challenge

Art Series Hotels have launched another modern art-themed publicity stunt, following up on its Steal Banksy challenge. Last summer the Hotel group made headlines with their Steal Banksy Challenge. Guests at the Melbourne Art Series Hotels were invited to try and steal a number of Banksy artworks from off the wall: if they succeeded, it […]

7 May 2012


Banksy Tops Poll As Most Iconic British Artist

The Banksy stencil painting of kissing policemen, first executed on a Brighton pub wall, has been selected as the most iconic British work of art in a poll of 1,000 artists.  The “Exit Through The Gift Shop” graffiti artist’s work tops a list dominated by modern and contemporary British works selected by the UK artists […]

6 May 2012


Loch Ness Type Monster Sighted In Wisconsin

Banksy like Street Art Must Be Removed ,Says Council The Department of Natural Resources in EAU CLAIRE Wisconsin are enraged at the appearance of a life scale ‘street art’ reproduction of the Loch Ness monster in the local  Chippewa River. The sculpture in three pieces consisting of a long neck middle section and tail, mysteriously […]

4 May 2012


Damien Hirst & Stella McCartney Give Art To Yoga Charity

Major artists including Damien Hirst and Stella McCartney have donated artwork to a charity auction, the proceeds of which will go towards a Special Yoga Therapy Centre in London. The auction – going by the title ‘Raising The Roof’ – also includes artworks by  Tracey Emin, Banksy, David Hockney, Gavin Turk, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marc Quinn, […]

3 May 2012


Iconic Bansky Artworks Reinvented Using Live Actors

A new series of images by newspaper photographer Nick Stern has seen iconic Banksy artworks re-created using real life actors. ‘Much of art is a recreation or interpretation of real life, but this project works the other way round – I wanted real life to recreate art’, explained Stern. He chose to work with Banksy […]

1 May 2012


Banksy Sent To Detroit Jail

An iconic work by street artist Banksy has found a new home in a former Detroit jail – now the gallery known as 555 Gallery. The artwork was originally created on the wall of an old car factory, and was salvaged when the building was demolished. It depicts a young boy holding a paintbrush next […]

25 April 2012


Exhibition For The Artist That Banksy Ripped Off

French street artist Blek Le Rat is arguably the inventor of stencilled graffiti as we know it, inspiring a plethora of street artists, including the biggest fish of all – Banksy. Now Blek Le Rat – A.K.A. Xavier Prou – is to have his own exhibition in London, reclaiming the style as his own by […]

20 April 2012


IKEA Flout Banksy Principles With Copycat Adverts

IKEA – the world’s largest furniture retailer – appropriate the ‘cool’ of street art in new advertising campaign The new campaign has been made to coincide with Milan Design Week, and it has seen furniture giants IKEA pasting stencilled black and white posters across Milan’s subway stations. Accompanied with the slogan ‘People bring Design to […]

18 April 2012


Russian Banksy Sparks Bomb Scare

Bomb squad sent in to investigate new artwork by Russian Banksy Last night in Moscow, a bomb squad was called out to ascertain the threat surrounding a ‘suspicious object’. In the event, it turned out not to be a bomb, but two-metre wide rendition of an alien from the pioneering arcade game ‘Space Invaders. This […]

12 April 2012


Banksy Monkey Masterpiece Original Resurfaces

Original poster of Banksy’s ominous monkey image unveiled, destined for public sale Everybody knows Banksy’s image of a monkey wearing a sandwich board with the ominous words: ‘Laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge’. It has become a near-iconic image, reproduced across the world on t-shirts, posters, publications – you name it. And […]

11 April 2012


Take That Singer Is Unlikely Patron To New Banksy

Robbie Williams splashes out £30,000 to buy artwork by Bambi, acclaimed as the next Banksy Pop sensation Robbie Williams appears to quite the little art collector. His latest purchase was a piece of graffiti, dishing out a monumental £30,000 to buy the work for his, as yet, unborn daughter, due in September, with wife Ayda […]

3 April 2012


Birmingham Launches Urban Art Gallery On Billboards

100 billboards across Birmingham have swapped ads for art in April for a unique new art project. 48 Sheet – the standard size of an outdoor billboard – explores the theme of ‘cultural curiosity’, with innovative works by 26 emerging artists challenging traditional advertising on a scale not seen before in the city. Local artists […]

30 March 2012


Banksy Artwork Auction Fetches Nearly Half A Million

Auction of artworks by street artist Banksy tots up over £400,000, massively exceeding estimates The auction of Urban Art was held at Bonhams last night.  It featured 17 art works by the internationally renowned graffiti artist, Banksy. It is the first time that some of the artwork has been up for auction, with many pieces […]

26 March 2012


Banksy Auction Signals Embrace By Art Establishment

17 art works by the internationally renowned graffiti artist, Banksy, will be going under the hammer at Bonhams Urban Art Sale on 29 March 2012 It is the first time that some of the art work has been up for auction, with many pieces fetching some serious pre-sale estimations. Alan Montgomery, Urban Art Specialist at […]

14 March 2012


Banksy Rivals Reveal Root of Graffiti Feud

Team Robbo reveal the origins of the war between legendary street artists Banksy and King Robbo In a statement released on Street Art blog Sabotage Times, Team Robbo have spoken in depth about the origins of the high-profile clash between their leader King Robbo and the internationally acclaimed Banksy. Back in the 1980s, King Robbo […]

10 March 2012


Damien Hirst Set To Open Public Gallery In 2014

New London Space To House Bacon Koons Banksy and YBA Collection Damien Hirst has expressed his intention to open a public art gallery, in South London to display his vast collection of Modern and Contemporary art. “It’s my Saatchi gallery, basically,” Hirst told the Observer, describing the development project in Lambeth that will soon display […]

6 March 2012


Banksy Kate Moss In Bonham’s Urban Art Auction

17 Banksy Artworks Go Under The Hammer In London On 29th March Bonhams annual Urban Art Auction is set to  bring in thousands of pounds, in ‘Artist Resale Rights’ for the British born international graffiti artist Banksy.The market for his work is buoyant and the sale includes no fewer than 17 works by the elusive […]

2 March 2012


Banksy Calls For Revolution Against Bullying Advertisers

Banksy lashes out at ‘The Advertisers’, who, ‘laughing at you’, ‘make you feel small’, make ‘your girlfriend feel inadequate’… In an online post said to be by Banksy, the internationally renowned street artist has lashed out at public advertising, condemning ‘bully’ advertisers for making themselves powerful by making their consumers feel inadequate and small. But, […]

20 February 2012


Banksy Imitator Targets Drive Star Ryan Gosling

Banksy imitator Hanksy has made a name for himself stencilling up images of Tom Hanks around New York, even securing himself a current exhibition at the Kraus Gallery. But now the prankster has spread his wings to include portraits of other pop culture icons, including Ryan Gosling, Bill Cosby, Ted Danson. Speaking in a recent […]

17 February 2012


Graffiti Artist Shepard Fairey Debuts On The Simpsons

First it was Banksy now Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, Ron English and Robbie Conal get their turn The Simpsons are to feature a well known graffiti artists for the second time in two years on the program. In 2010 the Bristol born artist, Banksy was spotlighted in the opening credits. Now the series has brought […]

17 February 2012


Banksy Art Defaced By Bitter Rival

King Robbo strikes again – but oh what an #EpicFail! Bansky’s long-time antagonist King Robbo has just defaced his ‘Shop Till You Drop’ artwork in West London. Tagging the base of this monumental piece with the words ‘Team Robbo’, he then added: ‘No escaping us sonny xxx’, and ‘you will need a cherry picker to […]

12 February 2012


Copycat Banksy Graffiti flood UK Mainland

Banksy In Kentish Town, Liverpool and Hunstanton Turn Out To Be Copies Copycat Banksys are cropping up all over the place . We reported last month that Just weeks after a Banksy artwork had been identified in Liverpool’s city centre, Liverpudlians were once again titillated by the prospect of having another. At first glance, the […]

8 February 2012


Graffiti Of David Cameron And Boris Johnson As Rioters Found In Banksy Hotspot

A graffiti artist has stencilled an image of David Cameron and Boris Johnson as rioters onto a wall previously adorned by a Banksy. The artwork, which experts do not believe to be by Banksy himself, depicts the pair next to the word ‘Eton Posse’, in a reference to the infamous public school both men attended, […]

27 January 2012


Residents Up In Arms Over Primrose Hill Jesus

Planning Permission Sought For Kitsch Statue To Mark Olympic Torch Handover To Rio Plans to erect a giant fibreglass replica of the Rio De Janeiro ‘Redeemer Statue’ on top of London’s posh Primrose Hill have been revealed. The project will be funded by the Brazilian government to mark the end of the London 2012 Olympics […]

24 January 2012


New App Provides Banksy London Tour

iOS app released, allowing users to take a virtual tour of all of the known and surviving London works by Banksy App developers Gravitywell have just released an exciting new product for Banksy fans in London. ‘Banksy London Tour’ is the follow-up app to the extremely popular ‘Banksy Bristol Tour’, and contains interactive maps to […]

21 January 2012


New Banksy Appears In Kentish Town London

First Photo of Banksy 2012 looks to be the real thing It usually takes a few days to authenticate an artwork, whenever a new Banksy appears and the best place to get the lowdown is on the official Banksy website. This latest  offering, which depicts a toddler with a lollypop pulling an air to surface […]

18 January 2012


Affordable Art Fair Opens In Los Angeles

The Affordable Art Fair opens in Los Angeles 18 -22 January. The fair showcases original, contemporary artwork priced from $100 to $10,000.  It is fantastic way to expand your collection and knowledge in a comfortable setting. Until this year, the fair has been an international fixture. Now Los Angeles will get to experience the full […]

18 January 2012


Elaborate Efforts To Steal Banksy Fall Flat

Art Series Hotel guests fail to steal the Banksy artwork ‘Pulp Fiction’, on offer to those who escaped with the work uncaught: now the work is to be donated to Crime Stoppers Since the summer, Art Series Hotels in Melbourne have been offering its guests the chance to try and steal a work of internationally-celebrated […]