4 March 2017

Banksy Walled Off Hotel His biggest Project Since Dismaland

Banksy, the elusive British street artist has opened a hotel next to Israel’s brutalist style wall in Bethlehem.

24 October 2015

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Dismaland: Opportunistic Thieves Steal Banksy’s ‘Dismal Aid’ Sign

Bristol street artist Banksy’s ‘crap’ dystopian theme park Dismaland was recently dismantled and shipped to a migrant camp near Calais to make shelters. The famed parked had featured a ruined fairytale castle, a crashed Cinderella coach and miserable stewards wearing Mickey Mouse ears, the unique theme park was designed to satirise commercialised tourist attractions. The […]

21 October 2015

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OPINION: Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower Dismaland-Style Disappointment

In light of Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Park ArcelorMittal Orbit tower losing £520,000 in 2014-15, burning through £10,000 every week, Artlyst thought it would re-evaluate Kapoor’s towering work. The sculpture/tower, was funded by the ArcelorMittal steel company to the tune of £16 million received £3 million in public funds It opened in 2012 as an observation […]

29 September 2015

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Banksy’s Dismaland: Dystopian Theme Park Re-Tasked To Make Shelters For Migrants

After the theme park Dismaland – which has given Weston-super-Mare an economy boost of over £20 million closes to the public, and has seen the pop-up “bemusement park” visited by over 150,000 visitors in the last five weeks – it has now been appropriately ‘re-tasked’. Bristol street artist Banksy’s ‘crap’ dystopian theme park Dismaland is […]

27 September 2015

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Banksy Dismaland Triumphs With £20m Boost To Local Economy

Banksy’s art theme park Dismaland, which has given Weston-super-Mare’s an economy boost of over £20m is set to close today, Sunday 27th September.  Visitors to the pop-up “bemusement park” has seen over 150,000 visitors in the last five weeks.  The head of the local Tourism board said the attraction to the seaside town has been a success […]

27 August 2015

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Dismaland: Palestinian Artist Removed After Staging Protest Against Israeli Paintings

When the Bristol street artist Banksy recently unveiled his newest creation – a group show as a biting satire of Disneyland – the art world was amused and in the most part got the joke, with the addition of the ‘possibly’ intentional farce of six million people clogging the website, none of whom managed to […]

23 August 2015

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Dismaland: Some Miss The Point Of The Intentionally Miserable Farce

If the reports from varying news agencies are correct then something has gone seriously wrong with Bristol street artist Banksy’s latest dystopic theme-park-work Dismaland – or is that something has gone right? When the Bristol street artist unveiled his newest and surprising creation, a group show as a biting satire of Disneyland, the art world […]

21 August 2015

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Dismaland: Wince-Inducing Yet Lacking Banksy’s Usual Cutting Satire?

It emerged in July that Disneyland Paris is allegedly charging German and British tourists up to 15% more than French visitors to the park. Behind the sparkly wholesomeness is, as usual, a faceless corporate conglomerate hyper-capitalist agenda at work. It’s timely then that Banksy has created his own satire of the brand – if you’re […]

19 August 2015

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New Banksy Installation Spotted In Weston-super-Mare

A new installation in Weston-super-Mare bearing all of the characteristics of a Banksy has been unveiled. The giant sculpture of a theme-park castle and tanker has appeared on the site of a derelict funfair, at the former Tropicana site, in North Somerset. The new artwork consists of a sand castle with a windmill on top and several rundown rides. […]