After 15 years in the industry, Banksy’s former agent is unexpectedly renouncing the gallery world. Steve Lazarides cited the “snobbery of the art world” and its money-driven agenda for his sudden departure.
‘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