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Exploring Banksy’s Top Ten Most Notable Pranks: A Look at the Artistic Legacy of the Enigmatic Artist

December 7, 2019

Banksy, the elusive graffiti artist, has captured the art world’s imagination with his thought-provoking works that combine social commentary with an unmistakable style. His art pieces have become cultural touchstones and have been the subject of countless debates, discussions, and analyses. This blog post will delve into Banksy’s artistic legacy and explore some of his […]

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The meaning behind Banksy’s Devolved/ Monkey Parliament – Explained

November 11, 2019

Devolved Parliament is Banksy’s largest canvas to date, spanning an impressive thirteen feet in length. Painted in 2009, the oil painting is of the House of Commons, in which chimpanzees replace politicians in a scene of chaos and monkey business. ‘You paint 100 chimpanzees and they still call you a guerrilla artist’ Banksy The artwork was showcased […]

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The Meaning Behind Banksy’s ‘Rat Race’ – Explained

October 28, 2019

Banksy’s “Rat Race” is a powerful piece of Banksy’s works; a rat often plays a crucial role. A rat runs up as if stuck in a wheel, symbolising the never-ending rat race we all experience. The artwork reflects modern society’s fast-paced, competitive nature, where material possessions and financial gain often measure success. The piece was […]

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Discovering Banksy’s Latest Offerings: A Glimpse into Gross Domestic Product Online Shop, 2019

October 20, 2019

Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product™, a temporary homewares store in Croydon, London, offered a fascinating range of products designed by the elusive artist himself. Each item featured Banksy’s signature style, from Banksy mugs to welcoming doormats and tiger rugs. Interestingly, the store’s creation was sparked by a legal battle against Banksy initiated by a greeting card […]

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Street Artist Escif Axe Sculpture on Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Online Store.

October 20, 2019

Escif is a renowned Spanish street artist whose thought-provoking murals bring attention to social and political issues. His artwork is a creative medium through which he addresses concerns such as government corruption, social inequality, and environmentalism. Escif aims to inspire people to take action and create a better future by encouraging them to question their surroundings […]

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Banksy and The Simpsons: Exploring the Iconic Crossover Between Two of the Most Enduring Artistic Forces of Our Time

October 10, 2019

American animated sitcom The Simpsons, a beloved animated series on the air for over three decades created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company, is widely known for its humour, satire, and iconic opening sequence. However, in the third episode of the twenty-second season, titled “MoneyBart”, the show’s opening sequence (couch gag) received a striking makeover that […]

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Banksy Opens his Own Homewares Store “Gross Domestic Product ™” in Croydon, London 2019

October 1, 2019

Banksy, the renowned anonymous street artist, has made a bold move by opening his very first homewares store titled “Gross Domestic Product ™”, located in the bustling town of Croydon, London. “Gross Domestic Product ™” is a haven for art lovers and enthusiasts alike, boasting an impressive selection of one-of-a-kind items that will surely be […]

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Banksy, "Venice in Oil", Venice Biennale 2019

Banksy invites himself to Venice Biennale to show off his latest masterpiece ‘Venice in Oil’, 2019

May 22, 2019

There were widespread speculations last week that Banksy, the enigmatic graffiti artist, appeared in Venice for the Venice Biennale 2019. A mural with a Banksyesque style and a stencilled rat was spotted on the streets of Venice, adding fuel to the rumours. However, a short video was posted today on Banksy’s Instagram account, showing him […]

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The meaning behind Banksy’s ‘Di-Faced Tenner’- Explained

April 22, 2019

Counterfeiting is a serious crime, but in 2004, renowned artist Banksy created ‘Di-Faced Tenner’, counterfeit £10 notes featuring Princess Diana‘s head and “Banksy of England” instead of “Bank of England”. The design of the notes contains hidden messages of criticism towards the royal family and the media’s treatment of Princess Diana. Banksy – Di-faced Tenner […]

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Huge Banksy artwork ‘Devolved Parliament’ goes back on display at Bristol Museum, 2019

March 28, 2019

Banksy just posted an image of Devolved Parliament on his Instagram page, declaring that the huge canvas is now back on display in the Front Hall of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery ten years later. “Devolved Parliament I made this ten years ago. Bristol museum have just put it back on display to mark Brexit […]

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Banksy artwork, The Walled Off Hotel, West Bank, Bethlehem, Palestine 2019.

Banksy Leaves a New Heartfelt Artwork at The Walled Off Hotel, 2019

February 1, 2019

The Walled Off Hotel opened its doors this morning with some slightly different decor. Overnight Banksy had installed a brand new impressive piece of artwork in the hotel lounge opposite the reception. The artwork is made from concrete and is a replica of the separation barrier, the 400-mile wall built by Israel along the West […]

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