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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 […]

Streets: Banksy – “Oscar Tour” (Los Angeles) Part IV

Banksy continues beautifying the streets, and inducing the hysteria of greedy landowners and construction crews, in the Los Angeles area (Part I & Part II & Part III) as a build up to the Academy Awards this Sunday. Located right around the corner from USC’s main campus, Kite riffs on the illegal immigrant caution signs riddling the southern California freeways around the Mexican border area. This Looks A Bit Like An Elephant (after the jump) on the other hand cleverly substitutes wall space for a […]

Banksy x Simpsons (Part II) and Oscar Update (Part III)

After taking a brilliant turn as the director of the Simpsons’ opening sequence, Banksy returns as a reference in the last episode (22×14) as a timely tag backstage as America’s favorite animated family makes an appearance at the Oscars. Speaking of which, several other pieces (including one that made grown men fight) have popped up since we showed you the first two stencils in Los Angeles. We’ll see if he has what it takes to win the award for best documentary come this weekend, but […]

Streets: Banksy (Los Angeles) Part II

As we suspected, Banksy was not done with his initial “Crayon Shooter” stencil in West LA. Looks like another piece has been discovered showing he’s a fan of Charlie Brown on the side of an abandoned fire-damaged building.  We wonder how many he has planned as we lead up to the Oscars.  Take a look at another video from Foreman of the initial piece after the jump…

Streets: Banksy (Los Angeles)

As our readers must know by now, Banksy’s film “Exit Through The Gift Shop” has been nominated for an Oscar.  Although it doesn’t appear that he will be allowed to personally accept the award if he wins, it looks like he made the trip out to Los Angeles just the same.  Take a look at this new piece that has popped up reportedly attributed to the elusive street artist.  Perhaps the start of his Oscar campaign with more to come? Photos via Capturing Banksy. Discuss […]

Preview: TOYKIO & café POP-UP

Our friends at TOYKIO Gallery are ready to unveil their latest project in Düsseldorf, Germany – a POP-UP located in the Japanese district of the city. This rad space will not only house the gallery, but also serve as a full-time coffee shop for fans wanting to sit down and soak up an amazing array of works from around the world from notables such as Banksy, JR, Mark Ryden, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Ricky Powell, Swoon & D*Face. You will find some of these artists’ rarest […]

Banksy’s “Exit Through The Gift Shop” Oscar Nominated

It’s been months of buzz and speculation since the Exit Through The Gift Shop documentary made the 15 movie long-list for this year’s Oscars. Well, the Academy just announced the final five films for the category of Best Documentary and AM favorite Banksy got the nod for the groundbreaking “Street Art Disaster Film.” Even with nominations already announce from BAFTA, BFCA, Spirit Award & Cinema Eye Honors (Full award list here), we didn’t want to jinx this high profile nomination by saying anything. Now we can […]

Streets: New Banksy Work in London & BAFTA Nomination

In near perfect synchronicity with the “Sperm” piece Banksy officially claimed as his own through his website last week, another work popped up in the London Borough of Camden which bears striking resemblances to that of the illustrious street artist. The “Living Room” themed chalk piece, with stencil detail accents reminiscent of murals thrown up in Boston and Detroit last year, is located at the same canal wall where the infamous Banksy vs. Robbo battle began, only for it to keep going and going at […]