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02.27.11 Bucky Turco

After the amount of work he put into creating Thierry Guetta and the promotional stencils he did for the 83rd Academy Awards, it’s kind of anticlimactic that Banksy didn’t win one for best documentary. Considering all that has transpired since it debuted, the words of his former agent Steve Lazarides still ring most true: “I […]

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02.17.11 Bucky Turco

Continuing his part in hyping this year’s Academy Awards, Oscar-nominated guerrilla marketer, Banksy (and his team), put up some new promos around Los Angeles, including a Disney-themed billboard alteration on Sunset Boulevard that appears to have caused a scuffle when workers took it down and attempted to drive away with it. […]

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01.25.11 Bucky Turco

Congratulations to street art and more specifically Banksy, his Exit Through the Gift Shop documentary, which is too impossible to be real, was nominated for an Academy Award. […]

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01.03.11 Bucky Turco

Banksy’s documentary, wherein he either pushed a photographer to become a street artist or just used him as a patsy to sell crappy artwork to a willing flock of street art devotees, may get nominated to win an Oscar. […]

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04.27.10 Marina Galperina

A San Francisco shutterbug has tracked down six Banksys across the hilly city (that’s three more since the first three seen last week). Newest street art additions: “No Trespassing,” a bird with a message and a revolutionary rat. Along with Banksy’s showy art gift-giving, there’s some serious Exit Through the Gift Shop promo going around. […]

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Marina Galperina

When Simon Duncan, member of band Exit Through the Gift Shop, started to receive “hilarious” emails from Banksy asking him to change his band name, he didn’t believe it. Then came a white van: Banksy sent him a gigantic painting. What a charitable act/opportune PR move to get the film out! […]

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04.26.10 Marina Galperina

Three new Banksy pieces popped up in San Francisco last week: one classic rat, one that dares you to saw it off and frame it, and one to remind you to get your annual cardiac check up, you hippie. Or not. |Vandalog| […]

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04.21.10 Marina Galperina

This is the Deitch Wall this morning. Before Shepard Fairey left around 3am last night, he was good enough to answer a few questions on video about the new mural, Obama and Exit Through the Gift Shop. […]

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04.13.10 Bucky Turco

Last night was the Los Angeles premiere of Banksy’s documentary and to help feed the hype machine, the theater was littered with what looked more like a bunch of paint-slapped props than it did an art installation. From the ski-masked ushers to silly actors in cop uniforms and Brainwash-looking vehicles, the ultra wealthy street artist […]

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04.12.10 Bucky Turco

And another Banksy pops up in Los Angeles. Expect these to trickle in—from multiple cities—for the next few days leading up the premiere on Friday. […]

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