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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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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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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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03.07.14 Andy Cush

A box truck door emblazoned with the phrase “The grumpier you are, the more assholes you meet,” from Banksy’s monthlong Better Out Than In NYC residency is selling for $400,000 at SCOPE. First reported by Brooklyn Street Art, we reached out to ArtNowNY, the gallery representing the seller, for more details. Joseph Gross, the owner of […]

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12.03.13 Andy Cush

As rumors that Banksy has set up shop in La Ville-Lumière for a Paris residency continue to swirl (he has not), here’s some actual news about the elusive street artist. Banksyny.com, the site that hosted the artist’s Better Out Than In NYC work in October, has been pulled down, and Banksy.co.uk, his original site, now displays […]

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11.14.13 Kyle Petreycik

British street artist Banksy’s heart shaped balloon work created in Red Hook last month is going to be up for grabs at this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, at a satellite fair presented by New York’s Stephan Keszler Gallery. The work, part of Banksy’s Better Out Than In NY “residency” appeared in Red Hook on the morning of October 7th, only […]

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11.06.13 Andy Cush

The art critics at the New York Police Department have spoken: the final work of Banksy’s Better Out Than In NYC residency, a set of balloons affixed to a Long Island City warehouse, is not art. Legally speaking, anyway. NYPD officers confiscated the piece after a group of young men removed it from its place on the […]

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11.02.13 Bucky Turco

On the 2nd to last day of Banksy’s street art escapade, he stenciled a big cat that we have classified as a “taguar,” across from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. And now it’s dead. RIP. Reports of its demise are starting to pop up on Instagram. According to @iridescent_distortion, the rear half of the animal […]

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11.01.13 Andy Cush

Stuck with a case of post-artum depression now that Banksy’s Better Out Than In project is over? The GIF artist ABVH created animated versions of some of the artist’s NYC work from the past month, and the results are outstanding. Here’s ABVH’s version of the inaugural piece: “I just had to do it,” ABVH told ANIMAL of […]

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Bucky Turco and Marina Galperina

“Well, this is the last day of the show,” says the audio guide accompanying Banksy’s final piece made entirely of balloons, ending his 31-day street art odyssey in Queens. “I’d like to say, we’re going out on a high note.” Every day of last month during his Better Out Than In “residency,” his fans had a lot to […]

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