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Streets: Banksy – “Season’s Greeting” (Port Talbot, Wales)

Making a statement during the holiday season in his own unique way, Banksy has created a new piece in  South Wales. Featuring a boy enjoying what appear to be snowflakes while trying to catch some on his tongue, the mural turns dark when you look around the corner and realize it’s actually ash from a burning dumpster, not snow. Surely a commentary on Port Talbot (ne of the most polluted areas in the UK) where the piece is located, a video (seen below) from the […]

Overtime: Nov 19 – 25

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Banksy market accelerates following shredding stunt. Has the art market reached a stage of end-game nihilism? Kenny Schachter on NY’s $2 billion auctions. 5 key trends from New York’s $2 billion auction week. The biggest winner of auction week and 12 other takeaways from New York’s $2 billion sales. The highs and lows of New York ‘gigaweek’. Rembrandt painting featuring artist’s ‘fingerprints’ to go on sale in London. Why the Christie’s and […]

Upcoming: Banksy @ World Travel Market London

Making a surprise announcement of his participation in World Travel Market London, Banksy recently posted up a piece he will be putting on display at the event next week. The replica separation barrier from the elusive British artist will be on display at the Palestine stand, a promotion for his Walled Off hotel in the troubled region. Stop by for a look yourself if you are in the area because in addition to this stellar example of his work for you to lust after, he will also be “giving […]

Banksy Painting Shreds Itself After Selling At Sotheby’s

The genius of Banksy was on display again Friday night in London when his iconic Girl Red Balloon sold for a record £953,829. Right after the hammer, the piece from the British artist ran through what appeared to be a remotely activated shredder hidden in the unusually thick frame, leaving half of the work hanging from the bottom in strips. The elusive street artist later took to social media to claim that he added the self-destruct option in the frame in case the piece was […]

Showing: “Greatest Hits” Banksy Exhibition @ Lazinc

Last week, Lazinc in London opened a show featuring some of Banksy’s most iconic works (gleaned from private collections), focusing in on the 2002-2008 period of his career. Coinciding with some of the time Steve Lazarides spent as the elusive street artist’s photographer and gallerist, the work curated for the exhibition include stenciled canvases, unique paintings, sculptural pieces, limited-edition prints and more. Although not officially sanctioned by Banksy, the 40 or so pieces (supposedly not for sale) assembled along with Lazarides’ (who hasn’t spoken to the […]

Streets: Banksy (Paris) – Part II

Fifty years since the uprising in Paris in 1968, Banksy has left his mark in the the birthplace of modern stencil art. Over the weekend, we shared some larger more politically inclined pieces with you so this article is dedicated to all of the elusive street artist’s signature rats that have infested the French capital. The rodents can be seen frolicking near the Eiffel Tower all the way to living large on a billboard in Centre Pompidou. There’s still more from the British artist to share, so come […]

Streets: Banksy (Paris) – Part I

Seemingly coinciding with Paris Fashion Week, a few new yet unconfirmed pieces from Banksy recently materialized in the French capital. We have three murals for you so far, starting with the wall above featuring a girl spray painting a damask-like pattern over a swastika, speaking to the loss of innocence and the fears of rising anti-Semitism in Europe. The second stencil attributed to the surreptitious British artist was a clever riff on the neoclassical painting, Napoleon Crossing the Alps by artist Jacques-Louis David, with the notable change […]

Previews: BEYOND THE STREETS (Los Angeles)

On May 6th, BEYOND THE STREETS will open its doors in Los Angeles (1667 N Main St), an immersive survey of graffiti and street art, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Art in the Streets (covered) in 2011. This is not surprisingly seeing as Roger Gastman was an associate curator of that show back then at the MOCA, and will be the main curator of this new exhibition. Working with a roster of over 100+ artists, 40,000+ sq. ft. of industrial indoor and outdoor space has been converted […]

Releases: Banksy // Walled Off Hotel – Souvenir Wall Sections & Music Album

The Walled Off Hotel in Palestine recently announced a couple things that may be of interest to the fans of Banksy. Available in person only, but listed on their online gift shop for your perusal, are new Defeated souvenir wall sections. Each limited edition piece from the elusive British artist imagines a time in the future when the Israeli West Bank barrier no longer ceases to function and becomes a relic covered with graffiti. “Just in case you weren’t sure what Banksy thinks about the wall […]

Streets: Banksy (New York) – Part II

Taking advantage of his time in New York while there to paint the Houston & Bowery wall (covered), Banksy continued to put his stencil skills to work around town (also see Clock Rat). Another two pieces have been posted to his Instagram – one cleverly shows the price of capitalism and those who suffer as corporations chase profits while the other shows a seal balancing a faded ball (the logo of the old abandoned Mobil gas station) perhaps speaking to environmental concerns. Both murals from […]