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05.21.14 Andy Cush

The internet-centric Webby awards named Banksy “Person of the Year” recently, and the anonymous street artist released the video above this week in lieu of an acceptance speech. The clip shows behind the scenes footage of his Better Out Than In residency and feels a little self-congratulatory — until you get to the kicker at the end. […]

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05.20.14 Andy Cush

The saga of Banksy’s “Mobile Lovers” — a piece the artist painted on a wall in his native Bristol in April — has been a long one, but it seems to be drawing to a close. Dennis Stinchcombe of Broad Plains Boys Club, a nearby youth organization that claimed the work as its own and […]

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05.08.14 Bucky Turco

World famous artist Banksy doesn’t often condone people taking his work from the street and selling it, but apparently he has made an exception for the Broad Plain Boys’ Club in Bristol. According to the BBC, Banksy sent a letter to Dennis Stinchcombe and told him, “Do what you feel is right with the piece.” The letter was […]

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04.30.14 Bucky Turco

Sincura Group, the London-based firm that helps facilitate the removal and sale of Banksy’s outdoor work and claims to solely do it for goodwill and charity is universally hated by fans of the British street artist. Recently, they mounted an ironically-named exhibition featuring several cutout walls, once again rising the ire of the artist’s supporters. […]

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04.28.14 Andy Cush

Visitors to Banksy’s website today were greeted with yet another mysterious change to its splash page, which previously hosted a photo of his “mobile lovers” piece. Now, the site displays an illustration of “Sirens of the Lambs,” the meat truck filled with crying stuffed animals the artist toured around NYC last year. What does it […]

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04.24.14 Bucky Turco

Charity Water, a legit non-profit organization committed to “bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations” is “no longer in possession” of the $35,000 donated to them by sticker-bombing con artist BNE, Charity Water spokesman Paull Young tells ANIMAL. BNE raised the money last month by claiming to sell a collaborative tee with […]

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04.17.14 Bucky Turco

The head of a youth charity group who removed a Banksy piece from public property with the hopes of selling it has been rebuffed by local officials. Dennis Stinchcombe was hoping to auction it and raise money to fund the Broad Plains Boys Club, a move which we fully supported. However, Bristol Mayor George Ferguson […]

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04.16.14 Bucky Turco

Recently, the only street artist the mainstream cares about, Banksy, installed one of his signature stencil pieces, depicting two lovers engrossed in their mobile phones, on public property in his hometown of Bristol. Hours after its location was discovered and announced to the world, sending droves of fans to take photos of it, local Dennis […]

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04.15.14 Andy Cush

Hours after a fan discovered the location of Banksy’s new magazine cover-evoking “mobile lovers” piece, the Broad Plains Boys Club, a nearby organization, pulled it down with a crowbar. “The new Banksy piece is being held in our club to prevent any vandalism or damage being done,” reads a note where the piece formerly sat. The […]

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04.14.14 Andy Cush

Today, Banksy updated his website with a new work depicting two lovers who gaze into their respective cell phone screens, mid-embrace. It’s a clever if unsubtle comment on the ways we use technology to mediate social interaction, and it looks a lot like an Atlantic magazine cover from 2012. The image, for a story titled “Is Facebook Making Us […]

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