New Yorkers are renowned as lovers of art, but that hasn't stopped them defacing the British artist's work
The graffiti is part of a month-long show the artist is staging in the city
Tachowa Covington lived in a water tank in the Hollywood hills for seven years; then British graffiti artist Banksy sprayed “this looks a bit like an elephant” on it, and he was thrown out: it’s valuable art now. This is the basic, if troublesome, truth - first reported in The Independent in 2011 - that Tom Wainwright’s play takes as its starting point.
The nature of murals and wall sculptures ordinarily meant that the work of art was forever tied to its original location
Non-league football is not generally considered a hotbed of artistic creativity. But one East Sussex club is building a cult following with matchday posters that draw on iconic images from Soviet propaganda and graffiti to Sex Pistols albums and Hitchcock films.
Mystery deepens over work that disappeared from Poundland wall
Banksy's latest has been torn off the wall of a Poundland and offered for sale in Miami
A stencil by guerrilla street artist Banksy which appeared just before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee has disappeared from a wall in North London and is being auctioned in Miami for as much as £450,000.
Banksy, the guerrilla graffiti artist described as Britain's unlikeliest national treasure once said it was impossible to "make art about world poverty and then trouser all the cash". He added: "That's an irony too far, even for me."
A work by guerrilla artist Banksy has been accidentally ruined by a Australian builder after he drilled through it to put in a bathroom pipe.
As an exhibition of work by Blek le Rat, the pioneering French street artist dubbed 'Banquesy', opens in London, Matilda Battersby meets the godfather of graffiti
Poetry. That's what the Poetry Society specialises in. Stanzas and similes – not sniping and scandal. Though you could be forgiven for forgetting that, what with the epic in-fighting, domino tumble of resignations and massacre of trustees that led the Arts Council to withhold its funding from the organisation last week. Anyway, Radio 4 offered a salutary reminder of the society's century-old values this week with the first of its quarterly Poetry Workshops. Presented by Ruth Padel – a figure well versed in controversy following the Oxford Professor of Poetry debacle in 2009 – the programme promised to "go behind the scenes of a poem", visiting regional poetry groups and offering advice to budding writers.
With his first solo UK show under way, the guerrilla artist tells Fiona Sturges how he's waging war on corporate America one 'liberated' billboard at a time
An exhibition of street art curated by Jean-David Malat opens at the Opera Gallery in London from tomorrow.
Banksy has been paired with an emerging urban artist working under the moniker War Boutique for an exhibition which opens on Thursday.