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Streets: Banksy (London)

In a fitting nod to UK graf artist, Tox, who earlier in the month was charged with criminal damages for his ubiquitous tags across London and beyond, Banksy has issued a tribute in the form of his most recent street piece. Located in Tox’s hometown of Camden, the Bristol-based street icon has cleverly blended whimsy and nostalgia to bring attention to the legal situation of all five street artists brought down in the British Transport Police’s “Operation Misfit”. Whatever the cause for Banksy to get […]

Banksy – “Gas Mask Boy” @ Sotheby’s

What appears to be a previously unseen piece from Banksy by the general public has surfaced for an auction at Sotheby’s London at the end of the month. The piece created in 2010 and entitled Gas Mask Boy was probably acquired directly from the artist with appoximate overall dimensions of 27″ x 39″. If you remember, there was a somewhat similar image on a postcard included in the Exit Through The Gift Shop DVD set. Happy bidding to those that can afford the estimate of $97,000 – […]

Free Mondays from Banksy for “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

If you haven’t yet stopped by to check out the historic Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA, now may be the perfect time. “Now” meaning today or any other Monday until it closes on August 8th as it will be free thanks to the sponsorship of Banksy. As he wryly states – “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.” Even if you have seen the show […]

Viewpoints: Peter Kennard + War Boutique — ‘[email protected]’ @ Black Rat Projects

Black Rat Projects in London recently hosted [email protected], a three-day event running from 5 to 7 May which launched @earth, the new photo-essay by Peter Kennard, assisted by Tarek Salhany. The exhibition also showcased a collection of works that packed a punch by former armour designer, War Boutique. Although AM felt War Boutique’s art was sometimes a little easy or obvious, at other times it was remarkable: You think it has the subtlety of an old Panzer IV, that you can see it coming from […]

Update: Banksy – “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

As anticipated, it appears Banksy headed back to MOCA over the weekend to refresh his Art in the Streets installation (covered). Perhaps most impressive is the hazmat suite clad golf pair with their golf cart taking the place of the asphalt roller, which has been moved outside and sacrificed Yogi bear into a pancaked, bloody mess. An ode to the See Saw animatronic installation setup during preparations for Marks and Stencils (covered) last winter, the gasmask wearing golfers are enjoying post-apocolyptic martinis while lining up […]

Releases: Banksy – “Petrol Bomb” Poster

As with his last release through POW, Banksy will once again generously use his clout by donating the proceeds from the sale of a new poster to a good cause. Instead of going towards the bail set on imprisoned members of Russian subversive street art collective Voina, the money will go to the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft, in an effort to help in the wake of the Bristol Tesco riots over the weekend. The poster will be made exclusively available during Bristol’s Anarchist Bookfair […]

Streets: Banksy (London)

Although it was surprising Los Angeles did not get gifted any new Banksy pieces in the weeks leading up to the opening of the MOCA Art in the Streets exhibition, it looks like the anonymous street artist has produced a new piece in his native land. This stencil, which has not been confirmed on Mr. B’s website yet, appeared in central London over the Easter holiday and is in the same area where his famous One Nation Under CCTV used to be. More pics after […]

Focus: Banksy – “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

The most speculated upon artist of Art in the Streets was none other than the mysterious and supremely talented Banksy. Not “officially” announced on the initial roster of artists involved in the MOCA exhibition, rumors buzzed in art land that the acclaimed director of the Oscar nominated Exit Through The Gift Shop would be the “special guest” appearing in the exhibition. Banksy didn’t disappoint as he brought the “heavy weaponry” back to the city that held his Barely Legal show in 2006. Banksy brought many […]

Openings: Steal from Work – ‘Flogging a Dead Horse’ @ The Showroom, Bristol

Steal From Work (the guys that put on the 12 Days of Christmas and Not a Penny More group shows in Bristol) put on their first show in two years on Bristol’s busy Park Street. The production entitled Flogging a Dead Horse promised to be “a group show featuring the best (and worst) urban street contemporary artists in the world” and at first glance they really were true to their words. People wandering in were impressed by original canvases by the likes of Banksy, Hirst, […]

Recap: Banksy’s “Exit Through The Gift Shop” @ Academy Awards

Don’t tell us that we’re the only people disappointed that Banksy didn’t win the Academy Award’s Best Documentary category. AM has been in full Oscar-watch mode since the movie’s nomination to the shortlist. After the Academy denied Banksy’s request to appear in disguise, producer Jaimie D’Cruz was appointed to attend the Oscar week festivities on behalf of the film and would have walked up to accept if the documentary won. Even in the face of stiff competition, we got our hopes up that Exit Through The […]