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Banksy Unofficially Collaborates With Basquiat Outside the Barbican

September 18, 2017

Christopher Jobson

…scale 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 for a ride aboard…

 

 



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Banksy Opens the “Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem

March 3, 2017

Christopher Jobson

…at least the 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 to adorn a p…

 

 



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New Conceptual Photographs Exhibit Brock Davis’ Perfect Sense of Visual Humor

March 24, 2016

Christopher Jobson

…in Rug. Since we last mentioned him here his photography caught the eye of Banksy who included numerous new works by Davis in his Dismaland exhibition last summer. When he’s not making art or delighting his legion of Instagram followers, he’s also the creative director at Minneapolis-based space150. After taking a bit of a creative break since the end of 2015 Davis recently started publishing new images, some of which are included here. You can se…

 

 



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New Works from Banksy at the The Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais

December 11, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…rant from Syria” Based on an update to his website this morning it appears Banksy visited the Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais, France, one of the largest refugee camps in western Europe. The artist left behind four new artworks, most notably a piece featuring Steve Jobs carrying an early Macintosh computer and a sack over his shoulder noting his background as a “son of a migrant from Syria,” (Jobs was adopted, but his biological father was from Syri…

 

 



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New Murals and Art Installations at ‘Life is Beautiful’ 2015

October 12, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…a Maria, D*FACE, Pixel Pancho, Filthy Luker, 1010, and Ruben Sanchez. Even Banksy’s famous All City waterfall truck made an appearance. The Life is Beautiful festival is just one part of the ambitious Downtown Project, an endeavor backed heavily by Zappo’s Tony Hsieh as a means of fostering entrepenurship, creativity, art, and innovation in the Old Vegas area. Long after the festival’s stages and speakers are packed away, the 30+ cumulative murals…