Why pay $60 for a Banksy (fake or not fake) when you can steal it? After all, Pablo Picasso said that, ‘good artists copy, great artists steal’. Well, at least that’s what the guys over at stealbanksy.com believe. The site tracks all the Banksy artworks across the five boroughs and gives us the status/condition they are in.
French art director Christophe Pilate had the interesting idea of taking Banksy’s street art and reinterpreting it in a new and more commercial way. Pilate logically assigned brands to Banksy’s art, creating unique print ads for the corresponding brands. So, do you think Banksy himself would approve?
He’s a mysterious fella is Banksy. But some of the mystery has been stripped away with the launch of a new app called Banksy Locations, which acts as a field guide to tracking down the legendary artist’s finest wall work. Yup, $1.99 will bring us all closer to culturally hip.
Banksy’s latest installation smells of resentment. He wrote an article for the New York Times about the new ‘One World Trade Center’ project being ugly. Actually, he called it “vanilla” and “something from Canada”. The article was supposed to be another installment in his daily ‘Better Out Than In’ graffiti series. But predictably, his article was rejected. And like a sulking kid, he went ahead and made a big stink about it with this mural instead. Go Banksy. His work never ceases to make me smile.
Last May, during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Banksy’s scathing critique of slave labor-like conditions in Britain’s sweatshops appeared on the side of a London shop. Now, having being chiseled from the wall of the store, it is currently being auctioned off at Fine Art Auctions Miami and is estimated to sell for between $500,000 to […]
New work by the renowned street artist, Banksy, has recently appeared in London. His Olympic-themed work is called Hackney Welcomes the Olympics and Going for Mould, and both of these stencils are full of Bansky’s signature social commentary.
Taking Banksy’s art one step further and making it come to life. Literally! Nick Stern takes an already clever and witty idea and adds an extra twist to it, bringing famous street art off the wall and into the third dimension.
Dammit, Banksy is a legend. Not content with smuggling his work into international galleries, satirising the snooty nosed high-end art world, and making searing commentary on big ticket talking points, the British street artist has now weighed into advertising with a damning critique of how the industry makes itself more powerful by making the rest of us feel completely inadequate. To read his full manifesto, click the More link. It’s very insightful, brilliant material.
Being an Urban Quilter, I love all things alternacraft, especially when they mix in street art. So I was stoked to see some of Banksy’s images re-imagined as cross-stitch patterns. Princess Animal is San Francisco’s answer to urban knitters and crafters, and sells the Banksy kits.
By Tristan in New Trends on Tuesday 18 January 2011
Someone is selling the secret to Banksy’s identity on eBay. Just who is the subversive British street artist has been a topic of much debate. Now the truth is near: ‘If you win this auction, I will mail you a piece of paper revealing the true identity of Banksy’. It’s yours if you’ve got $US1 million or so to spare.
With the special Lost At E Minor party going down in Sydney tomorrow night, we’ve been looking through this year’s ‘Best Of‘ to pick out the most stunning images that we’ve all enjoyed so much to share on the walls of the venue. Each image below is linked to the original post. We hope you enjoy as much as we did, and if you think we’ve missed any, let us know.
If you’re familiar with the work of Banksy and Mr. Brainwash, the title to this film probably sounds faimiliar to you. Banksy’s Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill was a pop-up shop that appeared in New York’s West Village, back in 2008.
We featured a series of guest contributions from iconic street artist Shepard Fairey, a little while back, where he wrote about the work of some of his favorite artists, photographers, and DJs. Fairey’s controversial and iconic image of Barack Obama was featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s 2009 Person Of The Year issue, but […]
The French photographer and street artist, JR, has stepped up his game in an impressive way in recent times. He does huge xerox blow-ups of his own photographs and has done stuff in New York, Paris, and London. He did some huge work on the side of London’s Tate Modern, for instance. When I met the guy in Paris in 2003, he was doing 18×24 paste ups, and now he’s doing work that’s multiple stories high. It probably helps that he’s backed by Steve Lazarides, who was Banksy’s agent for a while. He’s got a big crew and some serious financial resources now. There are two components to effective street art: accessibility and the spectacle. Does it give me pause from the monotony of my usual day? JR may not be so much about the DIY anymore, but he’s definitely all about the spectacle.