UK///NEWS///BUILDING WITH MASSIVE PROTECTED BANKSY MURAL SELLS IN LIVERPOOL

February 18, 2010  |  art, Banksy, Graffiti, News, Street Art, UK  |  Comments Off

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A derelict 200-year-old pub in Liverpool, England, bearing one of BANKSY's largest existing guerilla murals has just changed hands at auction today for £114,000. One of the artist's largest existing pieces, the massive rat was painted illegally under cover of darkness in 2004 during the city's Biennial festival and has since been declared a landmark by the city and granted protected status. Now, in a twist that Sir Banks himself probably couldn't imagine, the image must be preserved by the new owners going forward with renovations...

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NEWS///ART & COMMERCE///MAKING SENSE OF DAMIEN HIRST’S UPCOMING SOTHEBY’S AUCTION

September 9, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, London, News, UK  |  Comments Off

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Top: Mr Hirst adjusts his million dollar vision. Below: The bull that laid the golden egg...

We'll be reporting from the front row of DAMIEN HIRST's massive auction of new art, "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever," paddle in hand when the action starts at SOTHEBY'S next week. In the meantime, however, we realize that Hirst's bold move to bypass the normal gallery system by choosing to sell a staggering 223 new pieces of art to his collectors directly via auction—a move that could easily net the artist $120 million—remains a baffling event. This week, TIME magazine's RICHARD LACAYO penned a lengthy piece on the subject, demystifying the occasion that we present here to help strip away some of the impenetrable layers of the creepy, high-gloss blue chip art world. READ ON: Read More

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UK///WTF?!? FILES///CRASS’ GEE VAUCHER JOINS TOM’S FANTASTIC ART CLUB

September 9, 2008  |  art, UK, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Yes, this is the cutest post we ever do on ST, we promise...

The undeniable continuity between Supertouch & bastard stepsister-in-law, twice-removed publication STREET BONERS & TV CARNAGE is an undeniable shared appreciation for the work of legendary punk artist/visual anarchist GEE VAUCHER. Thus we couldn't help but pay great attention when head boner & Vice Mag founder GAVIN McINNES reported on Mrs Vaucher's official membership in the newly-inaugurated & highly prestigious TOM'S FANTASTIC ART CLUB in Rural Essex. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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