12 April 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

11 January 2012

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Banksy Falsely Identified

New Liverpool ‘Banksy’ turns out to be a fake 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 black-and-white image of a slouching man in a hoodie and tracksuit bottoms, trailing a plug, seemed to bear […]

6 January 2012

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Art Student Mimics Banksy Stunt

Polish art student makes a bid for the big time by hanging his own work in national gallery a la Banksy A Polish Art student has copied Banksy in hanging one of his own works in the National Museum of Poland, mirroring Banksy’s 2005 stunt at several galleries in New York. When interviewed, Andrzej Sobiepan […]

28 December 2011

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Urban Primitive Artist James Rizzi Dies

It’s been reported that the Brooklyn artist James Rizzi died on Monday, at his New York studio, age 61. He was well known for his Pop urban brand of painting . The genre is noted as an influence to much of the urban street art popular today. Rizzi studied art at the University of Florida, […]

27 December 2011

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Mr Brainwash Exploits The Holiday Season

New show opens with a ‘PoP’ on La Brea Avenue Mr Brainwash, AKA Thierry Guetta has rented out a five-story building, in an abandoned industrial complex with over 80,000 square feet, on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, to exhibit his latest work. The preview held on 22 December had over 1000 invited guests with the […]

27 December 2011

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Stolen Banksy Man To Stand Trial

70k Masterpiece stolen from London Hotel discovered on ebay A man has been committed to trial accused of stealing a work by the highly regarded street artist Banksy. The work was taken from the wall of a four star hotel, located in Victoria central London, on February 9 and April 4, 2011. Leon Lawrence, 31, […]

20 December 2011

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New Banksy Works Appear In Canary Wharf

Banksy Oil Spill Sculpture Garners New Meaning As UK Art Institutions Get Cosy With BP Banksy has been busy in the run-up to Christmas. He has just posted a timely and never before seen wall-piece on his website. It is a text piece executed in the Canary Wharf financial district,London. While viewing this work I […]

18 December 2011

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Mr Brainwash Massive LA Exhibition

Just In Time For Christmas Mr B Exploits The Holiday Season Mr.Brainwash will be opening a new exhibition, Art Show 2011, in an 80,000 square foot building in Los Angeles over the holiday season. There will be a preview of the show on December 22nd starting at 3pm. The first 300 people through the doors […]

16 December 2011

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Liverpool’s New Banksy Vandalised By Feuding Rival

Banksy image of a biplane leaving a trail of smoke in Liverpool has been vandalised by long-term and bitter rival King Robbo The new Bansky work of a biplane leaving a trail of smoke across the wall of a car park in Liverpool city centre has been vandalised by a rival graffiti artist King Robbo. […]

16 December 2011

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Banksy Work Highlights Church Abuse Scandal

Latest Controversial Sculpture Unveiled At Walker Art Gallery Liverpool Banksy has had a history of altering or adding to works of art in British museums, for over a decade. This time his target was The The Walker Art Gallery, where he has unveiled a new addition to its collection this week. The sculpture takes the […]

14 December 2011

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Banksy Gives Christmas Present To Liverpool

New Painting on car-park wall included on official website A new work of art thought to be by the street artist Banksy has been found on a street in Liverpool’s city centre. The mural was painted on the side of a building and shows a sky writing biplane drawing a heart in smoke. It appeared […]

13 December 2011

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Hotel Stages Banksy Art Heist

Australian Hotel group encourage guests to try and steal Banksy artwork without being detected by security This summer, Australia’s Art Series Hotels is offering the public the chance to steal $15,000 Banksy artwork No Ball Games – one of very few signed and authenticated Banksys available Down Under. From 15th December, guests to the Melbourne […]

11 December 2011

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Art Below Launches Your Art At Angel Tube

Exhibition showcases emerging art during The London Art Fair – Hurry Entry closes 19 December For the month of January Art Below will be transforming Angel Tube station’s concourse into a public gallery space.  Artists of all creative backgrounds and nationalities are invited to enter their work. The ‘Art of Angel’ exhibition has been planned […]

9 December 2011

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Banksy Headlines Belfast Exhibition Of Street Art

‘Tags Not Labels’, a major new exhibition of street art organised by the V&A opens in Belfast today, headlined by Banksy, Miss Tic, James Hewlett, and Shepard Fairey A major new exhibition of street art organised by the Victoria & Albert Museum has opened today at the Belfast’s Ulster Museum. It showcases over 30 street […]