New Banksy in central London?

Approximately 10m up in the air on the side of a building in central London the street piece depicts a girl plummeting to earth with a shopping trolley.

Photo credits: foreignstudents.coms-butterfly.

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New Banksy tribute to Robbo?

This recreation of Robbo’s original piece from  1985 on Regent’s Canal with a flaming spray can seems to be Banksy’s tribute to Robbo who was put into an induced coma after a bad fall.

Photo credit: LDN Graffiti

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Banksy donates artwork to Occupy London

Last night Banksy donated a new sculpture to show his support for the Occupy London movement at St.Paul’s Cathedral. The sculpture consists of a modified Monopoly board which features a derelict boarded up hotel covered in graffiti including a TOX tag and an unshaven Rich Uncle Pennybags the Monopoly mascot begging for change with his top hat.

Photo source: AdversMedia

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Banksy Channel 4 takeover ads

Anyone watching the UK TV premiere of Banksy’s ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ documentary and his TV program ‘The Antics Roadshow’ on Channel 4 at the weekend would have seen that Banksy also played around with the adverts. For those that missed them, here’s a montage of the Banksy takeover ads:

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Banksy’s Antics Roadshow for Channel 4

Banksy in collaboration with Jamie D’cruz has produced an hour long documentary special for Channel 4 called “The Antics Roadshow”, which charts the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics. The film is Narrated by Kathy Burke and will be broadcast on Saturday 13th August at 10.45 pm.

Here’s the Channel 4 blurb about the film:

Contributors include Michael Fagan talking about breaking into the Queen’s bedroom: ‘I looked into her eyes, they were dark’; and Noel Godin, who pioneered attacking celebrities with custard pies: ‘Instead of a bullet I give them a cake’.

Explaining his reasoning behind the show, Banksy said: ‘Basically I just thought it was a good name for a TV programme and I’ve been working back from there’.

The Antics Roadshow examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.

It includes a world exclusive first interview with the man responsible for putting the turf Mohican on Winston Churchill’s head.


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New Banksy referencing Phone Hacking Scandal

This very funny new street piece by Banksy just went up:


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New Banksy street piece and sketch

Banksy has just put up this new street piece which references the prolific London graffiti artist Tox who is currently in jail on remand awaiting sentencing for graffiti on July 1st.

He’s also added a new sketch to his website commemorating Brian Haw who sadly lost his fight with cancer this week.


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Banksy continues to update his MOCA installation

Another new piece has been added to Banksy’s MOCA installation, a placard that reads ‘March Like an Egyptian’:

Photo source: LonelyVillein.

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Banksy sponsors free MOCA admission

As of today June 13th Banksy will be sponsoring free entry for all to the MOCA exhibition every Monday until it ends.

“I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it,” Banksy said in a statement.

Source: BBC.

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Unseen Banksy Original

Coming up for auction later this month at Sotherby’s Day Auction on 30th June is an unseen Banksy painting that was acquired direct from the artist last year. It’s titled Gas Mask Boy.

Source: Sotheby’s.

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