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

October 12, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Pixel Panco Ana Maria LAS VEGAS — Last month, walls across an area of Old Las Vegas were covered in murals and installations by over 15 artists ahead of the third annual Life is Beautiful music and art fest. Curated by Charlotte Dutoit of JUSTKIDS, the works included pieces by several artists seen lately here on Colossal including Bordalo II, Bikismo, Ana Maria, D*FACE, Pixel Pancho, Filthy Luker, 1010, and Ruben Sanchez. Even Banksy’s…

 

 



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A Peek Inside the Galleries and a Playlist of Short Films Showing at Banksy’s Dismaland

August 22, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Dietrich Wegner / Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal The fun thing about Dismaland is that in addition to pieces by Banksy, you get to immerse yourself in the works of 58 additional artists, and films by 22 directors and animators. It’s impossible to grasp the scope of every last sculpture, painting, and installation, but included here is a small selection of pieces the crowds are buzzing about inside the three large indoor gallery…

 

 



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Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park

August 20, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal WESTON-SUPER-MARE — Inside the walls of a derelict seaside swimming resort in Weston-super-Mare, UK, mysterious construction over the last month—including a dingy looking Disney-like castle and a gargantuan rainbow-colored pinwheel tangled in plastic—suggested something big was afoot. Suspicion and anticipation surrounding the unusual activity attributed to fabled…

 

 



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Unexpected Scenes Hidden Inside Tiny Jewelry Boxes by Talwst

March 13, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

First Flakes of Winter; Mixed Media 2010; 9″ x 2″ x 2.5″ Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt2; Mixed Media 2013; 9″ x 2″ x 2.5″ Banksy Is Your Gran; Mixed Media, 3volt filament bulb 2015; 2.25″ x 2″ x 2.5″ El Torero; Mixed Media 2013; 4″ x 4″ x 4.5″ Summer in the Winter; Mixed Media 2013; 3″ x 2″ x 2.5″ Frolic; Mixed Media 2013; 3″ x 2″ x…

 

 



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‘Girl with a Pierced Eardrum’ by Banksy

October 20, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Banksy just published photos of a new piece titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, a take on Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring, replacing the girl’s earring with an outdoor security alarm. The mural appears in his hometown of Bristol, UK where he last painted the Mobile Lovers piece earlier this year….

 

 



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Banksy’s ‘Better Out Than In’ New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock

August 22, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Re-Photo by Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art If you enjoyed Banksy’s wild romp through the streets of New York last year as part of his ‘Better Out than In’ residency, the entire 31 days is now meticulously documented in this new book from photographer Ray Mock. Available now from Carnage, Banksy in New York features over 120 photographs and illustrations organized day by day during the course of the artist’s New York…

 

 



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‘Mobile Lovers’ & ‘Spy Booth’: New Murals from Banksy

April 14, 2014

Christopher Jobson

After a brief hiatus from his whirlwind New York residency last October, Banksy emerged with at least two new pieces over the weekend. The first depicts a trio of shady government officials crowding around a phone booth using analog recording devices to eavesdrop on conversations. That piece popped up in Cheltenham, a borough of Gloucestershire, England which is not coincidentally home of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The…