New Yorkers are charging tourists $20 to view a new Banksy work - but the Bristolian street artist commoditised himself long ago anyway
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Thursday 21 April 2011
They called it "art in the streets" and that is exactly what they got. The Museum of Contemporary Art (Moca) in Los Angeles finds itself at loggerheads with the city's police force, amid allegations that its latest blockbuster exhibition has led to a spike in spray can-fuelled vandalism.
Thursday 21 April 2011
After meeting the man hailed as Banksy's nemesis I reckon the elusive artist is much braver (or more reckless) than I'd taken him for. Said nemesis is the Eighties graffiti legend who calls himself King Robbo. A towering giant at 6ft 8in, he's as solid as an oak tree, with his face obscured by a dark hood when we first meet. If I were Banksy I'd be quaking in my boots. And I certainly wouldn't want to upset him. Which makes the artistic spat played out between these two on London's streets, the biggest public display of artistic rivalry since Matisse and Picasso, all the more audacious.
Saturday 19 March 2011
An LA water tank 'adopted' by the elusive street artist has sparked an ownership battle that could end in court
Monday 07 March 2011
During a short, sharp working visit to Southern California, the world’s most famous street artist found time to use one of his stencil kits a daub a humourous message to the side of a derelict oil tank.
Thursday 17 February 2011
As the graffiti artist's Oscar-nominated film faces the Academy vote, new artworks have made him the talk of LA
Thursday 27 January 2011
Kate Moss has built her own bar at her new house.
Thursday 06 January 2011
A charity poster designed by graffiti artist Banksy could raise as much as £80,000 when it is sold at auction next week.
Thursday 04 November 2010
A work attributed to the British graffiti artist Banksy has caused a dispute in the elegant seaside city of San Sebastian – but not, as is often the case with his work, because the authorities were irked by the defaced wall. The problem this time was that other graffiti artists were so jealous of Banksy's artwork that they tried to destroy it.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Wednesday 13 October 2010
The Moniker International Art Fair opens in London this week. Scheduled to coincide with Frieze, Moniker offers an alternative platform for less mainstream artists to showcase their work – something which Ben Eine, graffiti writer and best pal of Banksy, thinks is a clear move toward taking street art out of short trousers and into adulthood.
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