Banksy: The Shakespeare Complex

Banksy and Shakespeare have a number of similarities: a knack for making both scathing, satirical statements and sentimental ones; an ability to connect with the general public en masse; unrivalled genius in their field; the ability to fuse the classical with the contemporary; an ability to turn the topical into art (see Banksy’s latest work, […]

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Banksy: A Cultural Investment

“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly.” In anticipation of several new installations in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery’s modern and contemporary wing, Modern and Contemporary Art curator, Julia Carver, tells us about one of Bristol’s most famous contemporary artists, the anonymous godfather of Street Art, Banksy. We explore […]

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Darwin alert! – someone’s just shredded a £40k Banksy print

On Friday 5th October Banksy shocked the art world with a stunt at the auction house Sotheby’s. If you have not seen or read about it, where have you been? Whilst we in our opinion, accurately estimated Banksy had roughly doubled the value of the artwork he destroyed, the unique theatre and spectacle of his […]

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Why is Banksy so popular? What makes him a national treasure? We’ve found out!

What is it about Banksy that captures our hearts and minds? Is Banksy a national treasure? Does Banksy represent Britain as a society? The results are in.. Plenty of art critics and social commentators have speculated and provided their critique of Banksy’s art, but nobody has actually asked people properly…Until now. As part of our […]

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Who is Banksy? 10 Myths About The World’s Most Talked About Artist

As one of the most elusive figures on the contemporary art scene, Banksy continues to be the subject of news stories and rumours debating his true identity and the impact of his latest stunt. While some believe him to be a member of the band Massive Attack, others have speculated that he is not, in […]

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From Bristol To BLM – Why Banksy Is More Relevant Than Ever In 2021

When notorious street artist Banksy first broke onto the scene in the early 2000s it seemed like he had sparked a revolution, bringing the medium of graffiti – traditionally associated with vandalism – to the forefront of contemporary art. His murals, which ranged from satirical jibes at society to outspoken critiques of capitalism, often appeared […]

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Banksy by numbers

2019 proved to be a stellar year for the Bristolian street artist who continues to outrage his critics and delight his fans with ingenious new ways of distributing his art. Here we chart his continuing success by taking a look at the numbers that have made these last 12 months so remarkable…  £9.9million  The record […]

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Can the Banksy market really be the only thing to survive unscathed by the coronavirus?

25 March 2020 MyArtBroker have seen a 260% rise in enquiries in the last three weeks, with more newcomers than ever seeking refuge in Banksy, KAWS and Warhol works. Gold is blown out of the water as the safe-haven investment, as investors look to the Banksy market, which has returned profits of 1000%+ in the last decade. […]

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How to Sell Art in a Crisis

As auction houses and galleries close their doors without any knowledge of when they can reopen, it’s business as usual at MyArtBroker as we see the strongest demand for works by Banksy, KAWS, Haring, Warhol and Hirst in years.  High street galleries are panicking. As their social media feeds scream: ‘we’re innovating!’ the shock waves […]

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A Guide to Banksy’s Rats

Why Banksy’s Rats prints are having more than a moment – and might be your best investment yet. Banksy is back in his habitat, out of his bathroom and Southampton Hospital, he’s venturing to the London Underground to spray-paint messages to highlight the importance of wearing a face mask as London navigates the world post lockdown. […]

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Who is Banksy? Myths and truths about the worlds most talked about artist

As one of the most elusive figures on the contemporary art scene, Banksy continues to be the subject of speculation around his identity, background and net worth. Here we take a deep dive into what is known about the street artist and try and answer some of the burning questions that follow his every move. […]

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London’s Top 12 Banksy Murals

The ultimate guide to Banksy’s most famous London murals Since he first appeared on the street art scene in Bristol around the early 2000s, Banksy’s art has conquered city streets, buildings, the London Underground and gallery walls around the world from Paris through New York to the West Bank and even his own bathroom during […]

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