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Banksy Shreds Painting in Sotheby’s Auction Stunt, London 2018

October 6, 2018

Banksy has played one of the most audacious stunts in art history, by arranging for one of his best-known works, Girl with balloon, to shred itself after the sold hammer goes down at Sotheby’s auction for just over £1million. Banksy’s canvas was the final item on Fridays auction at Sotheby’s in London. As soon as […]

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Banksy Receives a Letter from Zehra Doğan in Diyarbakır Prison, Turkey 2018

July 19, 2018

Banksy just shared a letter written to him by imprisoned Turkish-Kurdish artist and journalist, Zehra Doğan, thanking him for his mural in New York that drew international attention to her imprisonment. . I got a letter from Zehra Doğan in Diyarbakır Prison, Turkey A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Jul 17, 2018 at 9:45am […]

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NEW Banksy Stencil Art is causing a Riot in Paris, 2018

June 28, 2018

The elusive British graffiti artist Banksy, known for his political and social commentary, has been active on the streets of Paris this week with new stencil art popping up all over the capital city. Banksy’s new stencilled graffiti happens to be fifty years since the uprising in Paris 1968, which began with students objecting to reform […]

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Banksy Protests Zehra Dogan’s Imprisonment for Painting a Picture, NYC 2018

March 16, 2018

The elusive Banksy has hit the famous Houston Bowery wall in New York. The new 70-foot-long piece is a collaboration with street writer Borf and protests the imprisonment of Turkish prisoner Zehra Dogan for painting a picture. Journalist and painter Zehra Dogan was sentenced in March 2017 for nearly 3 years for painting a water-colour […]

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Banksy, Draw the Raised Bridge, Scott Street Bridge, Hull, UK 2018. Photo Credit Banksy

Banksy’s latest mural “Draw the Raised Bridge!” questions Freedom, Hull 2018

January 27, 2018

A new mural by anonymous artist Banksy has appeared in Hull, UK. The artwork is a stencilled design on the Scott street bridge and depicts a child holding a wooden sword with the words written “DRAW THE RAISED BRIDGE!”. As always we aim to unravel Banksy’s murals … on first glance we notice the pencil attached to […]

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Banksy and Danny Boyle bring the Alternativity Christmas Play to Bethlehem 2017

December 17, 2017

Banksy invited Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle to “the least Christmassy place on earth” to direct an alternative nativity play, “Alternativity,  at the Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel carpark in Bethlehem, situated in the shadow of the separation barrier. The “Alternativity” play was performed by local children on the 3rd December in the car park of […]

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Banksy’s Christmas Messages “Peace on Earth” and “Cherubs”, Bethlehem, Palestine 2017

December 3, 2017

The elusive Banksy has paid another visit to Palestine leaving his festive messages close to the “Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem. The unveiling of his first piece shows a stencil of two cherubs attempting to break through the West Bank separation barrier with the use of a crowbar. The placement is perfect as you can […]

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Banksy’s Apologetic Street Party 100 years after the Balfour Agreement, West Bank Separation Wall 2017

November 1, 2017

British graffiti artist Banksy organised an ironic tea party in front of the The Walled Off Hotel in West Bank today in order to mark the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the Balfour agreement of 1917. The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home […]

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Banksy Basquiat Tribute, Barbican centre, london. Photo credit Banksy 2017

Banksy pays Tribute to Basquiat, Barbican Centre, London 2017

September 17, 2017

Two murals by Banksy have appeared close to the Barbican centre, London, unofficially marking the opening of the Barbicans latest exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real. Basquiat: Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960­-1988). One of the most significant painters of the 20th century, Basquiat came of […]

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Banksy Raises £205,000 to Oppose an Arms Fair in London’s Docklands, 2017

September 16, 2017

The Banksy artwork donated to “Art the Arms fair” has sold for £205,000 at auction. “Art the Arms fair” is an exhibition set up to oppose the “Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair“, held at the Excel centre in London’s Docklands, which hosts more than 1,600 exhibitors from 54 countries running from 12-15 September. Read […]

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Banksy’s contributes to Art the Arms Fair Exhibition, London 2017

September 11, 2017

As the world’s largest Arms Fair opens in London’s Docklands, artists gather in its shadow to stage an alternative art show called Art the Arms Fair, a unique art exhibition that has been set up in opposition to the Defence & Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI), one of the biggest arms fairs in the world. The week-long […]

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