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Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz

April 9, 2014

Johnny Waldman

…as risen to be amongst the top ranks of world-renowned street artists like Banksy and ROA. Aryz was born in Palo Alto but moved back to Spain when he was just three. He began painting (in the form of graffiti) as a teenager, and his style evolved – in part, from his art studies in college – to what it is today. Bones are a recurring motif in the artist’s work, and so are skin-like muted colors. “I feel it’s really aggressive when you paint in a pu…

 

 



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Banksy in New York, Day 20: Upper West Side

October 20, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Banksy paid a visit to the Upper West Side for the 20th day in his Better Out than In residency in New York. The plain black stencil depicts a small boy holding a giant hammer, effectively turning an outdoor fire alarm into an impromptu high striker game….

 

 



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Banksy Has Unannounced Art Sale with Genuine Signed Canvases in Central Park, Sells Almost Nothing

October 13, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…hicago just won the lottery and unknowingly walked away with four original Banksys. But don’t get your hopes up, according to the artist’s website this was a one day affair. “This was a one off. The stall will not be there again today.” Watch the video to see it all unfold. For those of you following along the past few weeks via Instagram, Banksy’s website (or perhaps following his tracks around New York), the artist has been creating a new artwor…

 

 



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Better Out Than In: Banksy to Descend on NYC for an Outdoor “Residency” in October

October 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…tirical message that completely skewers typical audio tours found in museums and galleries and pokes fun of the artist as well, referring to him repeatedly as “Ban Sky”. Do you think he’ll make a new piece every day? That seems pretty grueling. Stay tuned to www.banksyny.com to find out. Nearly 14 months have passed since Banksy’s last (known) foray outdoors prior to the 2012 Olympics in London. Update: It appears Banksy is posting photos of new w…

 

 



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Banksy Goes to the Olympics

July 23, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…at The Atlantic Wire about Banksy and the politics of street art during the 2012 Olympic Games….

 

 



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Ballerina by Banksy

May 25, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Banksy recently updated his website with a number of new works that have been making the rounds the last day or so. My favorite new artwork is this simple piece depicting a spray-painted ballerina delicately traversing the string on the back of a picture frame like a tightrope. What fun and thoughtful execution. (via the fox is black)…