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On the streets: New Banksy

A crispy new Banksy just popped up in Gillett Square (Hackney, UK). It seems that the recent “hammering” which the urban art market took in this week’s auctions (covered) have clearly not affected Banksy’s approach at all. It goes to show that his meteoric rise in popularity the past few years have not gotten to his head. His unique perspective on our world today are not driven by speculators or gallerists. Whether the art market is up or down, Sir Banksy reminds us that why his works belongs on the streets and not […]

Auctions: Dreweatts – Urban Art

In a matter of hours, Dreweatts will hold their first “Urban Art” auction of the year, being hosted at the Ultralounge within the London flagship location of Selfridges. The auction features some great pieces by a strong mix of urban artists including: Adam Neate, Banksy, Bast, Beejoir, Faile, Judith Supine, Nick Walker and Pure Evil. Connoisseurs are keeping a particularly close eye on two original works by Banksy, “No Ball Games” and “Go Flock Yourself,” (announced) which carry estimates of £30,000-60,000 and £40,000-60,000, respectively. This […]

Openings: XXI @ Urban Angel

Urban Angel in London currently has a wicked group show entitled “XXI” on view through February 27th. The exhibition features both new and secondary market pieces from over 21 street artists including: Aiko, Anthony Lister, Antony Micallef, Banksy, Bast, Blek Le Rat, DFace, Faile, Herakut, Hush, Judith Supine, Mr. Brainwash, Nick Walker, Sixeart, Swoon, and Titifreak. The show presents a unique opportunity to check out a large number of really strong street art pieces under one roof. See the rest of the photos from the […]

Banksy @ Dreweatts’ “Urban Art”

Two original works by Banksy, “No Ball Games” and “Go Flock Yourself,” will be auctioned off on February 26th at the London flagship location of Selfridges when they host “Urban Art” in conjunction with auction house Dreweatts. Banksy collectors will surely be keeping a close eye on these two lots to see how prices hold up during this global economic crisis. “No Ball Games,” measuring 91 x 91.5 cm, carries an estimate of £30,000-60,000. The similarly sized “Go Flock Yourself” is estimated to fetch between […]

Banksy – Tourism in the Holy Land

An interesting article came out last week talking about how Banksy’s work from Santa’s Ghetto in Israel had become a tourist attraction. However, some of his work was lost in translation when seen from the eyes of the people living there. For example, one of his most iconic images “Flower Thrower” is revered because it resembles, according to the locals, the angel statue at a nearby church outside the village of Beit Sahour, in Shepherd’s Field. They insist that Banksy knew about the statue when […]

Banksy, or is it?

This sign with some Banksy imagery went up recently on Southwark Street in London. Speculation is that this is most likely just a publicity stunt by a company called The Bank. Although, here is another website with a similar logo… either a related company or perhaps there is still an outside chance this was taken by Banksy for an elaborate hoax. If this is indeed the start of a viral campaign by The Bank without Banksy’s cooperation, what do you think of companies subverting artists’ […]

POW Open Day (Part II)

Those who did not get enough of POW the first day went back for day two of the POW Open Day event. The second visit allowed more time to take photos of art and merchandise for sale.  Probably the highlight was this Banksy canvas.  More detailed pics of this as well as other work for sale after the jump.

POW Open Day (Part I)

POW’s day one of their highly anticipated Open Day event kicked off yesterday to the delight of collectors. As expected, street art fans arrived in droves, with reports of lines exceeding three hours.  Rights to purchase were determined by lottery with the first winner getting the special Nola (with different blue-green rain) and the second prize being a free Banksy “Very little helps” TESCO print.  The other other winners got an option to buy the print (edition of 299, £350 ) – we can assume […]

For Sale: Banksy Wall

A story came out today about a section of wall for sale on ebay that had a Banksy stencil on it from his times in Jamaica.  The wall is free … but the catch is you have to purchase a set of photographs (one of which seen below) that chronicle the “deconstruction” of the wall – starting bid 100K.  The photos are entitled “The Rock” taken by photographer Peter Dean Rickards of The Afflicted Yard, presumably the “owner” of the Banksy. So if you have […]

Releases: Banksy Print – Nola

Guess who’s back…? Banksy and POW have just released a new print “Nola” for all the fans that have been waiting patiently all year. This print was based on his recent New Orleans work “Rain Girl”. “Are you tired of looking out the window at the grey and the rain? Then why not draw the curtains, curl up on the sofa and gaze lovingly at this cheerful little number. It’s the latest print from the pseudonymous mister Banksy and its called ‘Nola’.” -POW It’s been […]
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