A framed canvas version of Girl with Balloon by Banksy, the pseudonymous street artist whose true identity remains unknown despite the best efforts of researchers and journalists alike, just sold at London auction house Sotheby’s for at least $1.1 million. At pretty much the exact moment the work was sold, a hidden…
Turns out Banksy inspires more people than just hipsters and art snobs. Bridge Farm Primary, an elementary school in Bristol, England, recently named a school house after the infamously anonymous artist. And Banksy just returned the favor.
Describing graffiti as a “minor terrorism-related act,” researchers in the UK have used a technique developed for crime-fighting to tag the identity of a Banksy, a highly prolific but secretive street artist. The system could thwart more serious crimes, but its use in outing an anonymous artist shows the potential for…
The apocalyptic “bemusement” park is Banksy’s newest, and biggest-ever, pop-up exhibition. Located in the British seaside town of Weston-superMare, it features the work of some 50 artists from around the world. Colossal’s Chris Jobson has great photos, and Juxtapoz has an exclusive interview with Banksy.
You may have seen a clever Banksy illustration of broken pencils being shared far and wide on social media yesterday. It's a powerful message about optimism and rebuilding after facing adversity. But it's not by Banksy.
Every morning you wake up, your hand scrabbling for the smartphone on the bedside table. Is there email, a tweet, a like on Instagram? You're a slave to the phone, desperate for its digital hit.
If you visit the elementary school in Terracina, Italy, you're going to be a little bit tripped it out. As of a month or two ago, several small children appear to be standing sideways on the building's façade. But obviously, children cannot defy gravity. They're actually the latest creation of a street artist named…
What's alleged to be Banksy's latest piece of artwork has popped up on the side of a house in Cheltenham, and it depicts security agents spying on a public phone—right round the corner from the UK's intelligence center, GCHQ.
You missed it. On Saturday, Banksy set up a nondescript stall on the edge of Central Park, where he sold stencilled prints for $60 a pop. The monkey with a sign, the guy with the flowers, the rat with the smirk—all the classics were there. Too bad nobody wanted them.
These black on white canvasses are signed Banksy originals, each of them worth tens of thousands of dollars. Yesterday, the British artist tried to sell them for $60 each in Central Park and failed. Only three people actually bought something, for a grand total of $420. The actual cost: an estimated $224,000.
Street Artist Banksy has just released a short film in the middle of his month-long, guerilla-style art residency in New York City.
Banksy, the mysterious (er, kind of mysterious) British street artist who popularized stencils in the 2000s, is in New York this month to stage a 30-day exhibit that takes place entirely on the streets. His first piece, yesterday, has already been painted over. But we were able to locate today's feature, which is…
Chances are you're familiar with Banksy, the never-visible face of modern day street art. As awesome as Banksy's art can be, the secretive underground scene he runs in is even more interesting. Exit Through the Gift Shop provides a rarely candid look into what is probably the coolest illegal operation around.
The video above is your only clue. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: find this signed and authenticated print of Banksy's "No Ball Games" within the next 30 days at one of the Art Series hotel chains—snatch it without getting nabbed and it's yours to keep. The piece is stashed somewhere in the Melbourne area…
Thinking that Banksy is cool has become so mainstream that it's almost not cool anymore. But Banksy has never been more mysterious as his street art still magically manifests out of nowhere. And how many of his pieces have you seen? And where oh where can you even see them? This iPhone app tells you where.
Tonight's Simpsons "couch gag" was storyboarded and directed by world-famous street artist Banksy, and it reveals the depths to which the production team will stoop. Behold horrific unicorn abuse, toxic waste, and disenfranchised clones. Greatest Simpsons opening ever? [Wooster Collective]
Just when I thought The Simpsons couldn't surprise me anymore, yesterday's 10/10/10 episode had the most acidic, in-your-face title scene I've ever seen on TV. Not surprisingly, it was storyboarded and directed by legendary graffiti artist Banksy. Update: Video back up.