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10.21.14 Rhett Jones

Someone attempted to deface Banksy’s new Girl With A Pierced Eardrum mural just hours after it was discovered near the Bristol Marina, but failed, terribly. The haphazardly thrown black paint makes it look more like an unholy collaboration with Mr. Brainwash than it does a wanton act of vandalism. (Photo: IVTV News West Country) […]

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10.20.14 Rhett Jones

Reports that Banksy has been arrested and London police raided his studio are a complete hoax, but this giant new stencil in Bristol is real. Girl With A Pierced Eardrum is Banksy’s remix of Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring. In this case the Girl’s eardrum being pierced is indicated by the ubiquitous ADT security system symbol. Very urban renaissance. […]

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10.17.14 Rhett Jones

Banksy is in another documentary, but this time he didn’t make it himself. The Oscar-nominated artist is the subject of HBO’s Banksy Does New York. The film is part of Doc NYC fest and will chronicle Banksy’s month-long New York residency last year, when the most celebrated vandal in the world had journalists (and fans) hunting down a different […]

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10.13.14 Rhett Jones

A “vandal” has stepped in and taken artistic liberty with one of Banksy’s latest works and it’s kinda clever in a sophomoric sort of way. Local police in Kent, England say — without irony — that they are looking for the person who illegally drew a big penis on Banksy’s illegal piece, which originally depicted […]

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10.08.14 Rhett Jones

According to the New York Post, “Banksy’s a Bust!” His market is so bad that the Brooklyn Museum won’t even take a free piece by the famous street artist, the tabloid claims. Cara Tabachnick, whose family owns a building in East Williamsburg where Banksy painted two geishas during his month-long Better Out Than In “artist residency” in New […]

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10.02.14 Rhett Jones

A new Banksy piece appeared in a small British town, which the artist authenticated via his website. Alas, by that time, the piece had already been buffed off the wall after complaints that it was “racist and offensive,” even though it was obviously a satire, critical of racism and xenophobia. The piece featured a bunch of pigeons holding […]

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09.17.14 Sophie Weiner

A California man plead guilty this week to charges that he defaced works illegally painted by superstar street artist Banksy in Park City, Utah. David William Noll,36, admitted to vandalizing two pieces that were painted during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, when Banksy’s documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop debuted. At the time, officials in Park City […]

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07.07.14 Marina Galperina

On one day during Banksy’s “New York residency” in October, the artist set up a street vendor stand selling “spray art” canvases for $60 a pop. Two of these canvases have sold at Bonhams, clocking in at $214,000. A woman from New Zealand who purchased Kids on Guns (2013) and Winnie the Pooh (2013) –and was later mailed a certificate of […]

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06.10.14 Bucky Turco

Art magnate Banksy finally has a fully functioning website again. The homepage of www.banksy.co.uk now sports a black and white illustration of a dying Dumbo surrounded by militants that fans may recognize from the parody video he released on day 6 of his Better Out Than In residency back in October of 2013. For that […]

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05.29.14 Bucky Turco & Andy Cush

When a piece of stenciled art on plywood appeared in Bristol last month affixed to a public wall near the Broad Plains Boys Club, its leader Dennis Stinchcombe couldn’t be certain it was the work of Banksy. The piece depicted a man and woman staring into their cell phone screens, mid embrace, and although it […]

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