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11.20.14 Rhett Jones

It’s called he Bio-Bus and it’s first test in England of a mass transit solution that runs entirely on sewage and food waste. Tour operator Bath Bus Company is using the Bio-Bus to shuttle passengers between Bristol Airport and Bath City Center. Using Bristol’s sewage treatment works to generate bio-methane gas, the company said that the 40 […]

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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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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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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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04.17.14 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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09.18.13 Bucky Turco & Aymann Ismail

It didn’t take long for graffiti to spread across the pond. The underground art form that was birthed in the train yards and streets of NYC in the late 1960s and flourished in the early 1980s quickly made its way to London. “Everything that takes off in New York, comes here about a year or […]

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08.26.11 Marina Galperina

Damien Hirst’s Charity statue outside the Royal West of England Academy was tagged this week, but don’t worry, she’s got insurance. Scrub-scrub. In true Hirst fashion, the actual sculpture is a copy of a preexisting “collection box girl with teddy bear and leg in callipers” object. Hirst just made her huge, weigh 7000 lb and cost […]

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07.19.11 Marina Galperina

Following the accidental whitewash of Banksy’s ‘Gorrilla in a Pink Mask,’ a Bristol councilor wants to create a public art register and require official “permission to alter street artworks,” lest something pricey gets buffed. In general, seems like the measure applies to all street artists, but in practice, there’s only one who needs his stencils […]

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