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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The yard sale-like painting Team Banksy bought for $50 from a charitable thrift shop in Manhattan, only to return it back about two weeks later with an embellishment by the renowned British street artist, has just sold for $615,000. Banksy added a Nazi officer to the otherwise pastoral artwork that he retitled “The Banality of […]

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Banksy has finally announced today’s Better Out Than In reveal and it’s a big wild cat with graffiti-like tags as the spots on its fur. He titled the stenciled piece “Bronx Zoo,” but noted that it’s located “at Yankee Stadium.” UPDATE (6:40PM): Technically it’s located right across the street from the stadium at East 162nd […]

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First the COPE 2 “collaboration,” then the Central Park art sale 2.0, then the L.A. residency, then the modified “protester” stencil in Washington Heights. In addition to its fair share of haters and admirers, Banksy’s stay in NYC has brought out a slew of imitators as well. The latest is performance artist David Henry Brown, Jr., who […]

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