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

Support for Sutton's Banksy

A public vote on whether to keep a piece of Banksy graffiti in the London borough of Sutton has seen an initial wave of support for the renowned guerrilla artist.

The graffiti artists making their mark on the city

Most people think of it as vandalism. But for the covert 'street bombers' on these pages, it's all about making their mark on the city

Pandora: Finger-pointing as BNP squares up to the GLA

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Banksy comes in off the streets

Guerrilla artist stuns his home city with secret takeover of Bristol gallery. Arifa Akbar reports

First Night: Banksy, City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol

A new vision of the future – weird, warped and wonderful

Banksy's Back

Banksy has come in from the cold to stage his largest ever exhibition in his hometown of Bristol.

Original Banksy works go on sale in London

An exhibition of 20 original works on canvas, pallet and steel by the renowned urban/grafitti artist, Banksy, including the largest canvas yet to become available, measuring fourteen feet in length, will go on show tomorrow until 16 May at the Andipa Gallery in Knightsbridge, London.

Jerome Taylor: Islam's Banksy and the Muslim News Awards

These are the works of Mohammed Ali, an underground graffiti artist who is one of a handful of little-known people who have been nominated for the annual Muslim News Awards.

Observations: Conran's new restaurant art

Since the Boundary restaurant opened last month in east London, it has received the usual barrage of scrutiny and reviews but hardly anyone has mentioned the art. Yet what's on the walls is obviously important to Sir Terence and Vicki Conran, whose 50th foodie venture – which will eventually comprise three restaurants, 17 bedrooms, a bakery and foodstore when the converted Victorian warehouse is fully functional in April – will house work by more than 50 artists, photographers, graphic designers and print makers.

All-new cover versions: The best new street artists have been let loose in a record shop

Street artists paint on the street, graffiti writers tag on walls and urban artists paint on canvass – right? Think again. The boundaries between these genres are blurring to create a new movement that echoes the punk ethos of anything goes. Artists grouped together under this "street" umbrella are not just spraying Bansky style stencils on walls. Some, like German duo Herakut, are highly skilled painters who create "photorealistic" graffiti with spray paint, others, like Tel Aviv artist Know Hope, are more craft-based.

As art market bottoms out, a painter gives his work away for nothing

Urban artist to leave pieces worth an estimated £1m around London, starting at dawn on Friday

Council wants Banksy mural removed

A council wants to take down a mural by street artist Banksy but admits the work "has value in the right location".

He's anonymous, so Banksy's gift is impermissible

When Banksy offered one of his highly sought-after canvases to Labour to auction for Ken Livingstone's ill-fated re-election campaign, the party's high command was jubilant.

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