Not content with being Time's Person of the Year and scoring a Rolling Stone cover, Pope Francis has now achieved superhero status, at least in the eyes of graffiti artist Maupal.
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Wednesday 10 October 2012
Wasn't he the Amy Winehouse of the art world?
Tuesday 09 October 2012
"The only thing the market liked better than a hot young artist was a dead hot young artist, and it got one in Jean-Michel Basquiat,” the art critic Robert Hughes once said.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Police in Bristol were presumably warned that the gangs of graffiti artists descending on the city had been invited to the home of Banksy for Europe's biggest street art festival.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
'First Contact' and 'Witness the Truth' limited edition bundles unveiled.
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Saturday 11 August 2012
A fine balancing act
Wednesday 08 August 2012
A vandal has attacked a postbox painted gold in Jessica Ennis's home city to celebrate her Olympic triumph.
Monday 06 August 2012
Going to a site-specific show can be an oddly infantilising experience - standing around in embarrassed silence until someone tells you what to do, meekly following the herd from scene to scene, never quite knowing your role or when you’re going to be picked on.
Friday 03 August 2012
The master of hype arrives in London for a blockbuster new show. Matilda Battersby meets him
Saturday 28 July 2012
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Wednesday 18 July 2012
A professional graffiti artist has been ordered not to go within a mile of any Games site for more than three months after being arrested over years-old allegations just ten days before the Opening Ceremony. Police were forced to deny using the years-old criminal allegations as a ploy to keep the Olympics free from troublemakers.
Thursday 07 June 2012
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."
Thursday 17 May 2012
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.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
One of the obvious problems with street art is that while it might try to highlight social ills, it can end up selling for many thousands of pounds to the elite that it supposedly rails against.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Spot test and no cheating. Name three of the current Apprentice contenders. Too hard? Then just name one. If you managed either, I'd be impressed. I couldn't and it's my job to know these kind of things. But the truth is that we're eight weeks in now and nobody has emerged as a distinctive character.
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