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 In Bethlehem

This morning Banksy fans on Instagram were greeted with his first post since Dismaland a year and a half ago. The image was a mysteriously ethereal, seemingly conceptual capture of falling white feathers on a teal background. Banksy’s fans reacted to this cryptic post with a variety of excited responses. Varying from: ‘What does it all mean???’ ‘Where you been […]

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Buying The Right Banksy

Banksy has certainly been the talk of the summer, and as Dismaland reaches its final weekend, we’ve seen more and more people enquiring about Banksy art for sale. If you’re looking to buy a Banksy print, (or, indeed, sell a Banksy print) whether it’s a numbered or signed Banksy print – and you’re just not sure where to start, here’s […]

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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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Collecting, and Selling, Banksy

Banksy collector and MyArtBroker client, Simon, is over on Flux Magazine talking about his Banksy collection, plus how and why he came to sell it. Read an extract below and the full article here. Simon began collecting Banksy in the early 2000s while he was training to become a solicitor. Spending ten years living in Bristol, the […]

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Banksy paints a piece at a Bristol primary school

The notoriously naughty street artist, Banksy, went back to school this week, to Bridge Farm primary school, the artist’s home town of Bristol. Overnight the artist left a large child-like doodle of a school girl rolling an incredibly realistic flaming tyre sprayed across the 14 ft wall of the playground for the children to return to […]

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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 Blue Chip – Why Banksy is more relevant than ever in 2019

When notorious street artist Banksy first broke onto the contemporary art 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 the contemporary art scene. His work, which ranged from satirical jibes at society to outspoken critiques of […]

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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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