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Thursday 29 April 2010
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.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
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.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Monday 25 January 2010
First Night: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Friday 22 January 2010
Wednesday 07 October 2009
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.
Friday 11 September 2009
There's a proposal coming up before Bristol City Council shortly that local citizens should be allowed to vote on whether graffiti – or street art – should be power-hosed or preserved. It isn't a done deal yet, although it was widely reported the other day as if it is. But for the moment it's just an idea – outlined in one BBC report by Councillor Gary Hopkins, who explained: "We think in the case where there is genuine artistic quality that we actually ought to ask people." It's apparently a response to the fact that Bristol has become something of a magnet for street artists – and a feeling that the council's cleaning operations aren't entirely in line with changing public sentiment about gable-end daubings. So, candidate art works will be posted online to allow people to give the thumbs up or the thumbs down before the cleaning squads move in. The council has actually tried this before – retaining a Banksy painting after 93 per cent of respondents said that they thought it added to the gaity of urban life.
Friday 21 August 2009
In the 1990s a gallery in New York, Alleged, became the centre for a new collective of American artists.
Monday 03 August 2009
Thursday 04 December 2008
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.
Sunday 09 November 2008
Friday 24 October 2008
A council wants to take down a mural by street artist Banksy but admits the work "has value in the right location".
Friday 19 September 2008
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