Arts and Entertainment This artwork by Banksy was found covered in brown paint earlier this week

Two artworks by the graffiti artist were tampered with in Utah

Steve Lazarides: Tunnel visions

The man who made Banksy a household name has created a nether world in the subterranean maze beneath Waterloo station. Alice Jones takes a first look

Simpsons' new beginning has Banksy's name written all over it

When the clouds above Springfield parted as always on Sunday night, American fans sitting down to another episode of The Simpsons got their first inkling that all was not as it should be: a black crow, carrying what appeared to be a dead rat, flapping across the screen with a mad glint in its eyes.

Deborah Ross: '‘I am the Stig,’ I told the whole family one day'

If you ask me, it is always a sad, sad day when you discover you are not the Stig and have never been the Stig even though, for years, you thought you were. I certainly thought I was the Stig and, one time, even sat the whole family down and said: "I have something to tell you. I am the Stig". "No, you're not," said my husband. "I am," I said. "I've just done a brilliant job at disguising it until now."

Banksy's latest creation is one for the records

Security has been increased at a central London branch of HMV after one of Britain's most bankable artists secretly installed two original artworks there.

The fine art of the mockumentary

Casey Affleck's spoof film 'I'm Still Here' follows a grand tradition of blurring the line between fact and fiction

DVD: Exit Through the Gift Shop, For retail & rental (Revolver)

Ostensibly a making-of documentary about clothing store owner Thierry Guetta's film about the rise of street art, culminating in his friendship with the graffiti artist Banksy, this has more levels than a multi-storey car park.

Celebrity portraits of Mick Jagger and Madonna feature in new exhibition

An photography exhibition starting tomorrow is set to show portraits of many household names including Madonna, Mick Jagger and RunDMC.

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Conmen avoid jail for selling fake Banksy prints

A pair of "old-fashioned conmen" who pleaded guilty to selling fake prints they claimed were the work of graffiti artist Banksy avoided a jail sentence today.

Matilda Battersby: A chance to see Banksy&rsquo;s reconstituted meat pets

In case you haven’t yet seen Banksy’s debut film Exit through the gift shop, or if you missed last year’s show at the Bristol Museum, here’s a chance to see one of the notorious guerilla artist’s weirdest creations, his reconconstituted meat pets.

Banksy makes his mark across America

His inimitable stencil graffiti has been spotted on urban landmarks, street corners, housing estates and municipal buildings across the world, from the Palestinian territories to Los Angeles, Australia and his home town of Bristol.

Banksy's works pawned by Europe's art patrons

Europe's wealthy, hit by the crises in Greece and Spain, are increasingly turning to pawnbrokers for credit.

Pandora: Clip sent to room 101

Feeling sensitive? The BBC is – or so it seems.

Banksy portrait snatched at Kate Moss's home

Valuable artwork including an £80,000 Banksy portrait was stolen from Kate Moss's home, it was reported today.

Thieves use street sign to break into art gallery and seize prints by Banksy

Police are searching for a man and woman who smashed their way into an art gallery in London and stole prints by the street artist Banksy worth more than £16,000.

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