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Showing: Banksy – ‘Gross Domestic Product’ (Greater London)

Unless required for work or family reasons, many Londoners balk at the prospect of journeying to the other side of their city. Localism or laziness are often at play. So if you ever wish to check the status of your relationship with a Londoner, there’s a simple test we believe is about 50% reliable: In case that person is based in West London, suggest meeting up for drinks in East London (or vice versa). And if they live north of the River Thames, invite them […]

First Look: Banksy – “Gross Domestic Product” (Greater London)

An unusual new housewares “store” called Gross Domestic Product opened overnight in the south London town of Croyd0n. Turns out Banksy has now confirmed that the elaborate art installation is his, an attempt to hold off a greeting card company from seizing legal custody of his name by creating his own range of merchandise. The showroom on view for two weeks and featuring its own security guards will never open its doors, with all eventual sales being conducted online. No word yet on exactly what, when, or how […]

Overtime: June 3 – June 9

Banksy’s anti-Brexit message at the Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition (photo: David Parry). Cindy Sherman talks ahead of a major show in London at the National Portrait Gallery. A closer look at Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock, a luxurious residency program in Senegal. A review of the new Francis Bacon show at the Gagosian in London. Spencer Tunick creates nude installation in front of Facebook and Instagram’s New York HQ. Did he appropriate the work of feminist artist Micol Hebron? Facebook will re-examine nudity policies. Urs Fischer’s new exhibition […]

Streets: Banksy (Venice)

Before his stunt of setting up shop without a permit to make a point about tourism on the streets during the Venice Biennale, Banksy had previously left an unconfirmed stencil on an abandoned house next to the canal. Created at water level, the elusive British artist must have used a boat to steady himself as he painted a young child wearing a life jacket and holding a pink flare up in the air. The piece located on the island of Dorsoduro continues Banksy’s work addressing the migrant crisis. Photo via […]

Streets / Videos: Banksy (Venice)

Making an uninvited appearance in the city during the Venice Biennale, Banksy decided to set up shop and appear to sell his art on the streets along with all the other vendors. The difference being he didn’t have a permit to do so and the art done in the elusive artist’s uniquely tongue-in-cheek style. Before he was told to leave, passerby’s were intrigued and confused by his paintings of Venice with the addition of the ubiquitous massive cruise ship in the background. Check the video below for […]

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 (one 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 […]