The owner of a garage in Wales on which a Banksy mural appeared just before Christmas said he is overwhelmed by the number of tourists who have descended on the site to view the artwork. Continue reading
‘Economic genius’, says Bloomberg, ‘Banksy’s greatest work’ raves The Guardian, while the FT declares it ‘leaves credibility of the art market in shreds’. Whatever your opinion of street artist Banksy’s self-destructing artwork, the stunt has clearly sent shockwaves across the art world. Continue reading
Samsung polled some 2,000 Britons who were asked to select their most beloved artwork from a shortlist of 20 chosen by arts writers and editors. Banksy’s little girl holding a red, heart-shaped balloon fought off J.M.W. Turner’s ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ (1839) and John Constable’s ‘The Hay Wain’ (1821) for the coveted top spot. Continue reading
Graffiti artist Banksy has revoked his “UK Election Souvenir Special” print offer after it prompted a police investigation and triggered a public warning against electoral fraud.
In an update to our recent coverage of the “complimentary gift”, which the street artist offered to mail to voters in six Bristol constituencies if they voted against the Conservative party in the UK general election, a “Product Recall” message has appeared on the Banksy website. The message states that the artist has “been warned by the Electoral Commission that the free print offer will invalidate the election result”. Continue reading
Posting on his website, the artist is offering to send a “complimentary gift” in the form of an “exclusive new Banksy print” to voters in six Bristol constituencies who send in a photograph of their ballot papers from the 8 June election showing they voted against the Conservative candidate. Continue reading
Street art depicting a workman chiselling away at the European Union flag has been confirmed as the work of enigmatic graffiti artist Banksy.
The three-story mural appeared on Sunday morning (7 May) on a building beside the A20 near Dover’s ferry terminal. It depicts a monochromatic worker atop a ladder, which leans against an enormous EU flag. As he hammers away at one of the flag’s 12 stars hairline cracks begin to appear across the flag’s surface. Continue reading
Tensions flared in Liverpool after a group known for removing, exhibiting and selling Banksy artworks cut out one of the enigmatic artist’s murals from a wall in Liverpool’s city centre on Saturday (17 September).
‘Love Plane’ features a black and white biplane leaving a white heart-shaped trail of smoke behind it. It first appeared on the wall of an outdoor car park in Rumford Place in 2011 but has sustained significant damage ever since. With the building on which the mural appeared due for redevelopment, The Sincura Group stepped in to remove it. On its website, the group alerted the residents of Liverpool to to its plans to restore the work and exhibit it at the UK’s first street art museum, the Gallery at Berry House Baltic Triangle, due to open in late 2017 or early 2018. “With so many Banksy artworks disappearing from public view this will ensure your city preserves its street art heritage and showcases future talent,” the statement reads. Continue reading