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Two artworks by the graffiti artist were tampered with in Utah

Street cleaners erase Banksy rat

A street-cleaning crew inadvertently painted over a stencil of a rat by the world-renowned British graffiti artist Banksy, leaving officials in Australia's second-largest city scrambling to explain the error.

Dylan Jones: 'Thierry Guetta was simply meant to direct Banksy's film. Now he's selling everything with his name on it'

There has been a lot of chatter about the star of Banksy's film Exit Through the Giftshop, Thierry Guetta, aka "Mr Brainwash". The 44-year-old French artist was meant simply to direct Banksy's film about street artists, but soon became its principal subject – prompting many to suggest that: a) Brainwash was just a media prank, a convenient invention of Banksy's; or b) that he is actually Banksy himself. But if he is some kind of media construct, it appears to be working.

Exit Through the Gift Shop (15)

The secret location for the screening of this film – a cavernous brick vault beneath Waterloo Station – is an appropriate match to its director, the street artist and mystery provocateur Banksy.

Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy, 87 mins

The hype-meister conquers a whole new medium

Couple settle after their 'Titian' was sold for a song

Dispute with Christie's after painting worth millions was bought for £8,000

Exit Through The Gift Shop, 'Lambeth Palace', London

A pop-up premiere for Banksy

Sundance Film Festival - Rebel with its cause restored

This year, the Sundance Film Festival attempted to overhaul its corporate image – and a number of British films showed a spirit of independent daring. Kaleem Aftab reports

Banksy makes his mark on the film world - but stays incognito

First Night: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Camera-shy Banksy to appear on film at last

Sundance premier for reclusive street artist's film debut

Pandora: Polanski offers fans a seasonal greeting

Hark! Roman Polanski, directorial messiah-cum-jailbird and celebrity cause célèbre has uttered his first public words since being arrested by Swiss police in connection with a sex offence of 32 years ago.

Sweet Charity, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Sugar-coated rhythms of life

The Diary: Banksy, Ed Vaizey, Spandex, Van Goghs, and Gurinder Chadha

Guerilla wallfare becomes a big draw

Banksy's latest "guerilla" graffiti has been graffitied over and the wall on which the offending vandals struck removed from public view in order to "restore" Banksy's original piece of art/vandalism. An ironic outcome, which will no doubt reignite the debate on whether Banksy has become part of the "establishment".

Philip Hensher: Computers have got a lot to learn about grammar

We're all getting, I fear, a computerised reading device for Christmas, allowing us to read the complete works of dozens of novelists through the magic of a seven-by-four screen. What happens if the logical conclusion is reached, and the computer takes to reading what we write, and judging it, too?

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Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
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Terry Venables column

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