I love this series of honest ads by writer Chelsea Fagan and art director Matt Stevenson, which encapsulate in a few short words what consumers think every time we feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of ad messaging in our lives. Something that Banksy, of course, would no doubt agree with.
Fancy a Banksy original and weren’t able to steal one off a wall? Well, fortunately for you, 17 Banksy artworks are on going on the market later this month courtesy of auctioneers Bonhams. Prices will range between £2,500 to £80,000, with the highest price expected for his piece Leopard and Barcode, which the UK’s Telegraph […]
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.
Following in the well worn footsteps of Banksy, Guerrilla gardener Steve Wheen brightens up the otherwise dull surrounds of inner-city London with colourful floral displays and lively model sets that fill in the gaps in the roads and pavements and add some intrigue to pedestrians’ daily commute.
The legendary 2005 exploits of Banksy have inspired a young unknown (until now) Polish artist, Andrzej Sobiepan, to smuggle his own work onto the walls of the National Museum in Poland. The work was on display for three days before anyone noticed. Of the stunt, Sobiepan said: ‘I decided that I will not wait 30 […]
We’ve all heard the story of how Banksy smuggled one of his own artworks into the MOMA. Now Melbourne’s Cullen Hotel is reversing the challenge, inviting guests to try and steal a signed Banksy original off their walls. Yup, ‘Stay the Night, Steal The Art’. If you succeed without getting caught, it’s yours to keep ($15,000 value). But if you get nabbed, it goes back on the wall for the next guest to have a crack. The hotel recommends against using ‘an angle grinder, but you will need plenty of guile and cunning’. Indeed!
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.
He’s laid low for a few weeks, but he may be back. And with a vengeance. This clever artwork sits on Bruton Lane in London and is an apparent critique on the rampant materialism of our time. Is it Banksy? We may never really know. But it’s damn fun all the same.
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.
I just found Rad magazine online. It gives a overview of everything cool. The editors have not revealed themselves and have tried to give a very underground feel to it.
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.
Most of my artwork deals with themes of pop culture, technology, fashion, music, politics and race. I’m kind of like a cross between Banksy and D’Angelo, as I like my privacy, but love real people and the art that connects us.
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.