The mysterious and elusive Banksy has struck again: this time lending his wit and talents to the Occupy London Movement with this clever representation of a Monopoly board with Uncle Pennybags begging for a dollar. It’s on display at St. Paul’s Cathedral if you want to take a gander.
Banksy’s back with a new documentary project, this time a cheeky look at the recent history of public pranks, and a play on the popular (read: dull) TV series, The Antiques Roadshow. The program screened last Saturday on Channel 4 in the UK. Watch on and be awed.
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.
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.
After narrowly escaping having the long-held secret to his identity revealed on eBay, Banksy has uploaded the original storyboard for his (in)famous Simpsons intro onto his website. Marvel at the genius of it all.
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.
Banksy is Howard Hughes, Mr. Brainwash is Charlie Chaplin and this is not a documentary about A list street artists (although they make cameos), this is a moving narrative with a real point of view. Stop talking about it; go see it, then talk about it.
‘When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade’. What that actually means is when your kid doodles all over your wall, you make the best of a bad situation by drawing more doodles! This anonymous mum decided that instead of painting over her child’s doodle, she’d just turn it into a piece of collaborative art. […]
Redditor sneakylawyer and his girlfriend were out ‘urban exploring’ (Uh-huh. Urban exploring. Wink wink) in Ronse, Belgium when they came across the message, ‘There’s beauty in destruction’, painted on an abandoned hospital. Like the characters in a horror movie, they did the most logical and safest thing to do, go in the abandoned, structurally unstable, evil lair-ish hospital.