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'Valentine's Day Mascara' Street Art by Banksy, Margate 2023. Image © Banksy

‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’ Street Art by Banksy, Margate 2023

February 14, 2023

A Banksy artwork called ‘Valentine’s Day mascara’ was spotted in Margate on Grosvenor Place. The piece portrayed a 1950s housewife wearing a blue checkered dress and yellow rubber gloves, with a black eye and a missing tooth. She was closing the lid of a discarded trunk freezer, with the legs and shoes of a man […]

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Banksy Reveals Seven New Artworks in War-Torn Ukraine, 2022

November 18, 2022

Street artists worldwide are paying tributes to Ukraine amid Putin’s invasion and showing their support for Ukraine. The invasion on 24th February 2022 has been widely condemned internationally as an act of aggression and has triggered Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II. A series of seven stencil murals by Banksy have appeared on […]

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Banksy’s Art: Provocative Political and Social Commentary

May 22, 2022

Banksy‘s art has long been recognised for its powerful political and social commentary, using the medium of street art to address important issues and provoke thought. Through his thought-provoking works, Banksy has made a significant impact on contemporary art and society as a whole. One of the most striking aspects of Banksy’s art is his […]

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Banksy Stencil of Oscar Wilde appears on Reading Prison Wall, 2021

March 1, 2021

A possible new Banksy artwork has appeared overnight on the side of a former prison located in Reading, Berkshire, England. The stencil mural is of a prisoner escaping the former jail over the brick wall. The prisoner has made a rope out of his bedsheet/writing paper weighted down by an old typewriter to aid his escape. The prisoner […]

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Aachoo!! Banksy’s new sneezing woman appears in Bristol, 2020

December 10, 2020

A new piece of street art by elusive graffiti artist Banksy has appeared on a house in Bristol. The new mural by Banksy entitled “Aachoo!!” has been stencilled onto the side of a house in Vale Street, in the city’s aptly named Totterdown suburb. The street is one of the steepest streets in the country […]

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Banksy's rescue boat 'MV Louise Michel' saving lives of refugees in the Mediterranean. Photo courtesy of Louise Michel 2020

Banksy’s Rescue Lifeboat ‘M.V. Louise Michel’ is already Saving Lives in the Mediterranean, 2020

August 28, 2020

British artist Banksy has recently made headlines by funding an independent lifeboat that patrols the Mediterranean for refugees in distress. His involvement in the rescue mission dates back to September 2019 when he reached out to Pia Klemp, a former captain of several NGO boats that have rescued thousands of people over recent years. Banksy’s […]

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Banksy’s back from Lockdown and Sprays the London Underground! 2020

July 14, 2020

Banksy has just released a video on his Instagram page of him ‘deep cleaning’ the London underground tube, with a little help from his rats. The freshly released video initially shows Banksy watching the video ‘London Underground – undergoes deep clean’. The footage highlights the London Underground train carriages being deep cleaned multiple times a […]

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Banksy Supports the Toppling of the Edward Colston Statue in his Home City of Bristol, 2020

June 9, 2020

Banksy has unveiled a new piece of art on his Instagram account inspired by the anti-racism protestors who pulled down the statue of Edward Colston from its pedestal and rolled him into the river Avon in his home city of Bristol. Banksy’s new artwork shows anti-racism protesters pulling down the statue of the 17th-century slave […]

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Banksy supports the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement, 2020

June 6, 2020

Banksy has revealed a powerful new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd, and support for the Black Lives Matter movement, saying “People of colour are being failed by the system“. The artwork is a memorial tribute to an anonymous black figure in a picture frame surrounded by flowers and candles, with a vigil candle […]

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Banksy pays Tribute to the NHS heroes as they Battle COVID-19 on the Frontline, Southampton General Hospital 2020

May 6, 2020

Banksy has painted a new artwork that pays tribute to all the National Health Service staff who are working tirelessly on the frontline to battle the novel virus COVID-19, which has taken the world into lockdown. The one metre squared canvas entitled ‘Game Changer’ was placed on Level C at Southampton General Hospital in Southern […]

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Banksy’s ‘Scar of Bethlehem’ Nativity Scene appears at The Walled Off Hotel, 2019

December 21, 2019

The Walled Off Hotel opened its doors this morning with some slightly different decor. Overnight Banksy has installed a brand new Christmas themed artwork titled ‘Scar of Bethlehem’ in the hotel, between the fireplace and reception. The artwork represents in Christianity tradition, the nativity scene, representing the birth of Jesus, with his mother Mary and her husband, Joseph. […]

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