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Earlier this year, a gallery opened up in the East Village called VolaVida. The space has hosted several exhibits since then, but it’s their latest group show which might prove to be its most controversial yet. “The Big Payback,” opening tonight, advertises work for sale by famed international street artists Banksy and Space Invader. So, […]

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A truck trailer painted at the 1998 Glastonbury music festival by street artist Banksy and former co-conspirator INKIE fetched €625,399 (or the equivalent of $683,993) at a recent auction of contemporary art in Paris. Entitled “Silent Majority,” the collaborative mural on metal that was cut out from the side of a trailer home features military-type […]

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On Wednesday, British street artist Banksy unveiled a whole new body of work — and video — created in Gaza to bring attention to the people who live there in the aftermath of the Israeli army’s most recent military campaign. Israel justifies the attacks as a necessary battle against Hamas, but Banksy likens the IDF […]

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Earlier today, street artist Banksy posted new work to his new Instagram, leading to all sorts of speculation about what he was up to and where the piece was. As it turns out, it was done in Palestine. Banksy just updated his website with footage that appears to show him entering “a network of illegal […]

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The ever elusive street artist Banksy continues to remain elusive. Today, the British stenciler posted an image of what appears to be new work on his new Instagram account, @banksy.co.uk, without a caption. UPDATE: the new work is in Gaza. A photo posted by @banksy.co.uk on Feb 25, 2015 at 2:26am PST His publicist Jo […]

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A controversial painting by Banksy depicting Mary and Joseph (Jesus’ parents) unable to reach Bethlehem because of the Israeli- Gaza separation wall, has reared it’s head once again. Made in 2005, the artwork keeps being passed around each year as his “new Christmas card.” This time it’s ringing in the season on a billboard in Atlanta. […]

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Tonight, HBO airs Banksy Does New York, a documentary directed by Chris Moukarbel that details the British prankster’s epic 31-day residency on the streets of the city. But don’t let the name fool you — the theme of this user-generated film (which ANIMAL contributed footage to) is not street art, it’s gentrification. Throughout the documentary, […]

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There are lots of theories about the identity of world-renowned street artist Banksy, but the latest one being proposed by The Atlantic’s City Lab is not only the worst ever, but also the dumbest. According to writer Kriston Capps, “Banksy is probably a woman.” His evidence? Nothing that’s even remotely convincing or worth debating, because […]

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The owner of the wall on which Banksy painted his piece Art Buff has grown tired of protecting it from damage and began the process of removal on Saturday. The work, which features a woman wearing headphones and staring at an empty pedestal, is located in the rural UK town of Folkstone. It is protected by a sheet […]

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ANIMAL recently reported on HBO’s soon to be released documentary, Banksy Does New York, about the street artist’s 31-day residency on the city’s streets, that for many people, doubled as a daily scavenger hunt. Today, the cable network put out a snippet (and will continue do so each day this week) that offers a clue […]

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