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Banksy Hits Paris with Sharp Political Criticism and Several Mischievous Rats [Updated]

June 28, 2018

Sasha Bogojev

…fluence as their vehicle to overtake obstacles, the rodents are once again Banksy’s metaphor for working class people making significant change when they join together and fight for similar cause. Of particular note in this Banksy “invasion” was that some of the works were miraculously revised overnight, allowing the artist to highlight one of the biggest advantages of stencil technique–its ability to be applied quickly and precisely. With t…

 

 



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Dublin’s Sweep of Public Mural Removals Prompts Wave of New Artworks

April 18, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

…set Mural by @Subset Mural by @KinMx Mural by @Ominos_Omin Mural by @Subset Mural by @Subset Mural by Dan Leo Mural by Subset with additional Banksy-esque intervention as commentary on removal summons…

 

 



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Banksy Releases New Miniature Walled Off Hotel Souvenir Series

April 17, 2018

Christopher Jobson

Banksy’s year-old project in Bethlehem, The Walled Off Hotel (previously), has just released a new set of souvenirs exclusively available in the hotel shop. The series of works, which are each hand painted by local artists, depict the West Bank barrier in a crumbling state. A hooded figure is featured beside the wall in several of the works—either contributing a fresh piece of graffiti or physically breaking through the wall with mallet in…

 

 



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Banksy Emerges in New York and Calls Attention to Imprisoned Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan

March 15, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

…or the creation of a single painting. The mural is a collaboration between Banksy and street artist Borf. Doğan, who also worked as a reporter for the now defunct Dicle news agency, created the painting in 2016 which depicts operations carried out by Turkish security forces against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The artwork, derived from a photograph, shows buildings reduced to rubble, plumes of smoke, and gathered military trucks, all part o…

 

 



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Banksy Unofficially Collaborates With Basquiat Outside the Barbican

September 18, 2017

Christopher Jobson

…UK exhibition of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work at the Barbican, Banksy stopped by in the night to put up two new murals. The first, which he refers to as a “portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police,” depicts a figure isolated from Basquiat’s famous 1982 painting, Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump, being frisked by two police officers as a dog watches nearby. The second shows a line of customers queuing…

 

 



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Banksy Opens the “Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem

March 3, 2017

Christopher Jobson

…end of year. You can learn much more on Banksy’s website and in the hotel’s FAQ. (via Street Art News) Photo via Channel 4 Photo via Channel 4 Photo via Channel 4 Photo via Channel 4 Photo courtesy Banksy Photo courtesy Banksy Photo courtesy Banksy Photo courtesy Banksy Photo courtesy Banksy Photo courtesy Banksy Photo courtesy Banksy Image courtesy StreetArtNews Image courtesy StreetArtNews…

 

 



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Students Rename School House After Banksy, Banksy Shows Up

June 6, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…tition to rename houses and the winners were Brunel, Blackbeard, Cabot and Banksy (the artist’s work first appeared in the city in the early 1990s). When the students returned from half-term they found the new mural on a blank wall of the building. The new piece depicts a scribbled figure of a child playing with a stick and hoop, but the hoop has been replaced with a giant flaming tire. Perhaps not the inspirational motif you’d expect…