22 August 2016

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Listed Banksy Spy Booth Removed From Cheltenham Wall

Has Banksy’s artwork ‘Spy Booth’ been stolen? The listed mural in Cheltenham has certainly been removed. The work of art which first appeared in 2014, three miles from government listening post GCHQ has vanished without a trace and the council who had placed the listing order on the piece are baffled. Last year Cheltenham Borough Council granted it […]

14 April 2015

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Banksy Reacts To Spy Booth Given Grade II Listed Status

After Banksy’s Cheltenham mural “Spy Booth” – which appeared last April on a house three miles from the top government listening post GCHQ – was granted listed protection, the Bristol street artist has given his reaction. The mural created international news coverage when it was splattered with white paint, sprayed with silver and defaced with […]

2 March 2015

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Last Banksy Work In Germany Destroyed By Vandal

Germany had one last remaining Banksy work of art – it has now been vandalised Süddeutsche Zeitung reports. The elusive street artist sprayed the stencil ‘Bomb Hugger’, which depicts a little girl embracing a bomb, on a concrete pillar in Hamburg’s city centre some 12 years ago. A local arts foundation installed a protective plexiglass […]

20 February 2015

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Banksy Cheltenham Mural Spy Booth Granted Grade Two Listed Status

Banksy’s Cheltenham mural “Spy Booth” which appeared last April on a house three miles from the top government listening post GCHQ, has been granted listed protection. The mural created international news coverage when it was splattered with white paint, sprayed with silver and defaced with red graffiti. At one point a thief attempted to cut […]

22 September 2014

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Campaigners Ask Local Support To Keep Cheltenham Banksy Spy Booth

Campaigners in Cheltenham are asking for the community’s support in trying to keep Banksy’s Spy Booth mural – despite its recent vandalism. Hekmat Kaveh, a local businessman, has submitted an application to the planning department of the borough council to preserve the work displayed on the side of a grade two listed building. Yet art […]

18 July 2014

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Banksy Spy Booth Revealed As Hoarding Comes Down In Cheltenham

An ongoing situation has positioned a landlord against a local council in Cheltenham, over a disputed Banksy mural. The painting located at Fairview Road and Hewlett Road disappeared from view on 25 June, shortly after Banksy authenticated the work of art on his website. Hoarding was placed around the art which was scheduled to be […]