Posts Tagged ‘Banksy’

NEWS///FILM///BANKSY WILL SCREEN “EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP” DOCUMENTARY IN POP UP SUBWAY TUNNEL THEATER

February 22, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Film, News  |  Comments Off

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Leave it to BANKSY to roll out the premiere of his "EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP" documentary in an unused London subway tunnel beneath the Waterloo train station—AND manage to keep the whole thing secret till now. Billed as "London's newest, darkest, and dirtiest purpose-built cinema," the venue is adorned with new Banksy art installations and rows of couches and theater seats, and even features a "popcorn stall, lounge bar, and stunning temporary toilet facilities." Daily screenings will take place at 6PM & 9:30PM daily until March 4th. Book your tickets HERE now...

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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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NYC///ART HYPE///MR BRAINWASH PERFECTS THE ART OF TURD POLISHING WITH THE OPENING OF “ICONS”

February 17, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Art History, Art Stunts, Banksy, Feature, Graffiti, News, NYC, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

4363964574_0f10031e70_o What has to be the final nail in the “Street Art” coffin was driven in last weekend by none other than MR. BRAINWASH (aka: “The Christian Audigier of Street Art”) when he opened his massive, self-produced “Icons” show in a rented space (which, ironically, was once a real art gallery, pre-recession) in the heart of Chelsea. As the subject of Brit Street Art king Banksy’s recent docu-parody film, “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” MBW has been the focus of much hype and speculation as his presence finally seeps into the fairly muddy stream of mainstream consciousness. Last week’s Wall Street Journal article articulated this particularly well:

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FILM///NEWS///BANKSY’S MR BRAINWASH DOCUMENTARY “EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP” SCREENS IN BERLIN

February 16, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Film, Graffiti, News, Next Big Thing, Street Art  |  Comments Off

Unsurprisingly, our man BANKSY didn't show up:

"An apparent press conference by “Exit Through the Gift Shop” director, and mysterious street artist, Banksy was canceled in Berlin today. A subject of the film, which debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival, Banksy remains an incognito artist. He issued a video statement that was shown prior to the press screening of his movie on Sunday at the Berlinale, in lieu of a press conference.

He started by saying, in a recorded message, “Unfortunately I can’t be with you today, so I am speaking from my home in England via satellite link.”

“I guess my ambition was to make a film that would do for graffiti art what ‘Karate Kid’ did for martial arts, a film that would get every school kid in the world picking up a spray can and having a go,” said a silhouetted figure, identified as Banksy, in a digitally altered voice on the short video message. He added, “As it turns out, I think we might have made a film that does for street art what ‘Jaws’ did for water sking.” Click HERE to continue reading at INDIE WIRE...

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LONDON///STREET LIFE///FRESH BANSKY IN THE EAST END

March 3, 2009  |  art, Banksy, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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BAKSY's back in 2009 with a couple fresh hits in Fogtown. Unsurprisingly, his sense of humor remains undaunted by these dark days...

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NEWS///STREET POLITIKS///OBAMA GETS UP ON BANKSY IN NEW ORLEANS

December 9, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Graffiti, New Orleans, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Barack Obama does, in fact, have a posse, it seems...

We never thought it would come to this, but it seems BARACK OBAMA's street team has confronted UK street art phenom BANKSY head-on in a battle for the streets of NEW ORLEANS where the Bristol Bad Boy recently made a well-publicized art run. You're up, Banks...

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Banksy's post-Katrina, pre-Obama original...

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LONDON///NEWS///NEW BANKSY TESCO PRINT GOES ON SALE DECEMBER 6th

December 4, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Banksy, London, News  |  Comments Off

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Just in time for Christmas shopping, London's PICTURES ON WALLS has announced a new BANKSY print commemorating his Tesco mural in Shoreditch (now covered in protective plastic) is set to go on sale on December 6th. The signed and numbered silkscreen will be available—alongside a number of other prints we could care less about—via a lottery system whereby would-be buyers can purchase a lottery ticket for £1 GBP (up to 20 per person), with all proceeds going to Sight Savers, an international anti-blindness charity, that will ensure them a CHANCE to snag the actual print when it's released. Unfortunately for international Banksy fans, tickets can only be purchased in person at POW. Winning consumers will be chosen randomly, and the first four names drawn get the print for free. Not a bad deal considering this thing might end up putting your kid through college someday (when people start buying art again)...

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NEWS///ART & COMMERCE///BANKSY RELEASES “NOLA” PRINT

November 24, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Banksy, Graffiti, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Banksy's "Nola" girl prays for pennies from heaven...

Speaking of "Street Art," the ever-elusive phantom that is the underground art world's "Damien Hirst," namely BANKSY, has just released a silk-screened print of an image from his recent swing through New Orleans. Produced by UK print house PICTURES ON WALLS, the signed and numbered edition cashes out at a very hefty £450 GBP (approx. $670 USD), making us hope that in these economically dire times, the proceeds from this very politically-motivated image are being donated to a local New Orleans charity, although no information to confirm this has been released.

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Nola locals contemplate removing the original and buying a city block with the proceeds...

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NYC///STREET LIFE///NICK WALKER IN THE EAST VILLAGE

November 3, 2008  |  Graffiti, News, NYC, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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The Banksy effect in the East Village... 

This post comes as a point of clarification. Banksy's recent (and legal) huge-scale assault on NYC's downtown wall space has attracted a lot of attention lately, and the new piece shown here by fellow Bristol stencil artist NICK WALKER has been incorrectly identified by many locals as belonging to the aforementioned Englishman. Situated at the corner of 6th & Cooper, the massive and yes, legal, piece (like the older one in Brooklyn also pictured below) that popped up last week does indeed resemble the work of Bristol's most famous stencil god in both form and function, but certainly not content. As street art continues to dominate the visual landscape of the underground art world, it's surprising to watch the massive and rather disingenuous game of follow-the-leader that has emerged as its defining trait. As for how much longer this whole thing can continue, please refer to the previous post. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LONDON///TIM BISKUP AT THE LAZARIDES “SHUT DOWN” PARTY

October 22, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Art Stunts, Banksy, London, News, Tim Biskup  |  Comments Off

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After buying a new Banksy piece, Tim Biskup found time to make nice with the ladies...

The art "Extravaganza" event that was originally scheduled to take place at the now infamous LAZARIDES GALLERY in London last week during the throes of the FRIEZE ART FAIR was instead turned into the "Shut Down Show" after the local authorities canned STEVE LAZARIDES' original setup over gambling concerns. Turns out Laz's grand plan to sell 250 tickets at £5,000 GBP each for the event—which guaranteed every participant a 1-in-10 chance of winning an original piece of art from the gallerist's stable of artists including Miranda Donovan and Faile and included a raffle of an original BANKSY oil painting valued at more than £300,000 GBP—looked more like a mini casino operation to the gambling commission than a proper art show. Instead, Lazarides stepped to the plate and converted the original fete into an equally impressive group show of art by ANTHONY MICALLEF, INVADER, PAUL INSECT, and JONATHAN YEO, to name a few, that also included several vintage works by Banksy, including the "corrupted" oil painting that was to serve as the centerpiece of the raffle. While everyone who bought tickets for the original party was given a full refund and a piece of free artwork for their trouble, the new show did include a "Gnome Bowling" game whereby anyone knocking down a set of gnome bowling pins received a piece of free art, a less-than-subtle F.U. to the gambling commission if there ever was one. Of course, our man TIM BISKUP was on the scene to take in the spread, pick up on the ladies, and even DJ'd the afterparty side-by-side with Supertouch homie ACYDE at SoHo HOUSE where show attendees like DENNIS HOPPER tore it up late into the foggy eve. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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