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.
Banksy sure has come a long way. Once considered an amateur vandal, his name is now so recognized internationally it has literally become a brand. His graffiti is worth quite a pretty penny these days. The latest buzz surrounding the masked man is his series Better Out Than In. Apparently his 21st instillation took place […]
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.
That mysterious dark lord of the street art world, Banksy, has struck again, in his typically cryptic, enigmatic way. He’s been expertly fueling the flames of innuendo via his website of late, posting new work in LA and New York and alluding to a possible uninvited (but much appreciated) takeover of the walls of Manhattan with the accompanying statement: ‘Better Out Than In. An artists residency on the streets of New York.’ Ah huh.
Los Angeles landed a visit from infamous street artist, Banksy, this week. The satirical stenciler’s latest work depicts a street artist vomiting up a cluster of pink flowers that just so happened to be growing up the side of a dingy building. In addition, Bansky gave the piece the title ‘Better Out Than In’, along […]
Michael Bosanko stumbled across his hidden talent of creating ‘light graffiti’ back in 2004 by complete accident. While trying to photograph the moon one night in Greece, he set his camera exposure a little too long and found it produced strange patterns of light streaks.
The style might be identical to Banksy’s, and in Norway there is this guy who calls himself DOLK. This, however, was made by Skurktur, an art collective based in Trondheim, Norway. Skurktur’s street art is teeming with social commentary and satire, which is in keeping with the M.O. of the great Banksy himself.
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?
I recently visited The Wellington Club in the heart of Knightsbridge, London, for a magazine launch in which my artwork was featured. Decorated with original works by Damien Hirst and Banksy, hosted by a DJ who must surely have hijacked my iPod playlist, and designed on themes of decadence, promiscuity and urban rebellion, treading into […]
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 […]
Banksy strikes again, this time in his home town of Bristol. Though there are suggestions now that the work is actually by Incwell. Hmmm. Regardless, this representation of the Queen as the (in)famous Ziggy Stardust appeared on a wall on Upper Maudlin Street, near the Bristol Children’s Hospital, just in time to commemorate Her Majesty’s […]
To commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the magnificently (in)famous Banksy has created, and made available for free download, an exclusive print entitled, appropriately enough, ‘Er…’ It’s available from the Pictures on Walls site with the following directions: ‘An exclusive download for the more ambivalent patriot. Simply save off the file and take to your nearest branch of prestoprint where it can be transferred onto a mug, tea towel or other quality item. Alternatively print onto a piece of paper, sellotape to a barbecue skewer and wave in an ‘ironic’ way as the Queen drives past’. Download the Banksy print here.
That elusive street art urchin (and we mean that in the nicest possible way), Banksy, has struck again in London, with a new artwork mysteriously appearing on the wall of a shop on Whymark Avenue, Turnpike Lane. As is to be expected, the street art sends a subtle social message, though so subtle in this case that Banksy-philes are torn over whether it is criticising the upcoming Olympics, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or last summer’s riots.
Is it just a coincidence that Banksy’s latest piece, a stencilled Origami Stork beside a river, was posted some nine months after his nine months Sperm Alarm piece in central London (see below)? Perhaps a mini-Banksy is about to arrive.