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Banksy’s Christmas Message – Under Plexiglass

Just a few hours after it was unveiled on his Instagram account, Banksy’s latest artwork was ‘vandalised’, and has now been put under the protection of plexiglass. The work, which depicts two reindeer harnessed to a public bench in Birmingham’s Vyse Street, was first presented in a  video – with over 3 million views at […]

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Going Bananas – Maurizio Cattelan’s Latest Stunt at Art Basel Miami

Ever since Andy Warhol’s iconic album cover for the Velvet Underground, bananas have enjoyed cult status as the fruit of choice for modern and contemporary art. And now it seems the banana’s status has risen even higher with artist Maurizio Cattelan’s latest stunt in which he duct taped one to the wall of a booth […]

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The Urban Art Lovers Guide To London This Christmas

Urban artists must also be feeling the cold set in, with more activity inside than on the streets this December. If you would also rather browse for the newest piece of striking art inside a gallery, shop, or even cinema and while listening to the latest Stormy album, this guide will help you stay warm […]

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Infiltrating the Institution: Stormzy (and Banksy) at the National Portrait Gallery

This week the National Portrait Gallery in London unveiled the latest addition to their collection, a powerful portrait of Grime artist Stormzy by Mark Mattock. On his head are the letters HITH – which stand for ‘heavy is the head’ (that wears the crown) – in a gothic font that recalls early Renaissance devotional painting. The […]

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Art for the people: Banksy in Vegas

While it has been labelled as yet another ‘fake’ exhibition on the artist’s website, Banksy: Genius or Vandal is attracting over one million visitors to its latest iteration at Immersion Vegas in the city’s Fashion Show mall. The show brings together over 70 artworks from collectors around the world including a print of the iconic […]

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Banksy could help tackle London Knife Crime Through Art, claims Meisterdrucke Fine arts

The Austria-based Fine Art Studio believes in street art’s potential to make a positive change. Meisterdrücke’s team of experts are calling on Banksy to use his reputation as the world’s most well-known urban artist to take a stance against growing gang-related knife crime in London. The epidemic continues to be a problem with 130 recorded […]

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Haring & Basquiat: National Gallery of Victoria opens first ever museum exhibition with two iconic artists

Artists, friends, rivals, legends –their careers ran on parallel tracks in the lower Manhattan of the 70s and 80s, developing their respective iconic imageries, such as Haring’s Barking Dog and Basquiat’s symbol-ridden street language. Following their shared artistic calling against the oppressive biases and rapid commodification of their time, they paved their way from the […]

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New Rubell Museum opens inaugural exhibition for Art Basel

The prestigious private collection of Don and Mera Rubell, formerly known as the Rubell Family Collection, opened its doors as the Rubell Museum with a spectacular exhibition on December 4th, coinciding with Art Basel’s VIP preview. Consisting of over 7,200 artworks by 1000 artists, the impressive collection found its new home in a massive refurbished […]

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Jordan Eagles soaks Andy Warhol in blood for World Aids Day

The Andy Warhol Museum’s walls will be coated with HIV+ undetectable and PrEP blood for World Aids Day, December 1st, as a part of the ambitious artwork by artist Jordan Eagles. The daring installation presents immersive projections from Eagles’s series entitled Illuminations, including Vinci (Illuminations) (2018), his bloody recreation of Da Vinci’s Salvatore Mundi, questioning whether its […]

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Banksy, KAWS et al. – Art for the people, not the critics?

Commenting on the sale of Banksy’s Devolved Parliament for £9.9million at Sotheby’s last month, celebrated curator Francesco Bonami hit out at the seemingly ‘populist’ success of artists such as KAWS and Banksy, calling them “the nothings that threaten everything.” Banksy’s Devolved Parliament Published in the Italian newspaper La Reppublica, his polemic accused the art world of […]

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Miami Art Week 2019 – 5 Things to See in the Home of Street Art

As Art Basel returns to Miami, thousands of art lovers and collectors are expected to descend on the city. As well as highlighting the usual mix of blue chip names, this important event in the art world calendar will point a spotlight on the city’s many satellite events and its ever growing street art scene. […]

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Banksy’s The Drinker, is withdrawn from the Sotheby’s sale with hours to go

Withdrawn due to legal issues, deemed a fake, or yet another PR stunt? Dispite Sothebys consulting the Metropolitan Police and the Art Loss Register it seems they got cold feet. Sotheby’s commented to our sources today that ‘the only comment Sotheby’s can make at present is that is was the decision of Sothebys’. Estimated at £1m Banksy’s homage […]

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