Banksy’s “Better Out Than In” Project in NYC Continues Onto Day 5

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 6, 2013
In a continuation of his new “Better Out Than In” project, Banksy once again left his mark in the streets of New York. Choosing an installation piece for this latest statement, we see the inside of a truck decorated with trees in greenery...

Banksy Gives New York Graffiti a Broadway Makeover

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 4, 2013
Four days into the American government ‘shutdown’ and just as many into “Better Out Than In,” here we turn our attentions to English art superstar Banksy and his month-long installation across the streets of New York. The four...

Banksy Reveals the Third Installment of “Better Out Than In” in New York’s Midtown

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 3, 2013
Banksy has unveiled the third work from his self-described “street residency” in New York, “Better Out Than In.” After hitting Chinatown and Manhattan’s West Side on days one and two, day three sees the controversial str...

Banksy’s “Better Out Than In” Hits New York’s West Side on Day 2

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 2, 2013
After kicking off yesterday in Chinatown with the so-called The Street Is In Play piece, the ever-controversial Banksy made his way to New York’s West Side on day two for a continuation of his “Better Out Than In.” Described as R...

Banksy ‘The Street Is In Play’ Street Art in New York’s Chinatown

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 1, 2013
It’s been a while since we’ve seen new work from famed British street artist Banksy, but the renegade illustrator has resurfaced with a new piece in New York City’s Chinatown. After unveiling his plans for a new show – “Better...

Banksy “Better Out Than In” New Street Piece In Los Angeles

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 23, 2013
This time taking his art to the Los Angeles streets, illustrious graffiti artist Banksy delivers a freshly stenciled piece following his last rendition right before the London Olympics. With his trademark tongue-in-cheek humor at its center, Banksy e...

Banksy’s Union Jack ‘Slave Labour’ Mural Sells for $1.1 Million USD at Private Auction

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 3, 2013
Banksy’s controversial Slave Labour mural – a satirization of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee depicting a young boy crafting Union Jack bunting at a sewing machine – has apparently been auctioned off after all, selling for $1.1 mi...

Selim Varol “At Home I’m A Tourist” @ CAC Málaga

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2013
“At Home I’m A Tourist” is the name of a new, massive exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center of Málaga, as well as the way Turkish-born German collector Selim Varol must feel in his own residence. Consisting of over 15,000 works,...

The Unexpected Early Jobs of Star Artists

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 8, 2013
Everybody has a job (to an extent), some more glamorous than others. If you, like many others, are stuck behind the desk of a meaningless occupation, taking time between keystrokes to let the mind dote on more creative pursuits, perhaps you’ll...

Auction House to Withdraw Banksy Mural From Sale

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 26, 2013
Last week Banksy’s popular Child Labor mural was extracted from the wall of Turnpike Lane’s discount store in North London and relocated to Miami for Fine Art Auctions Miami’s upcoming sale. Expected to attract a bid of up to $700,0...

Banksy’s Union Jack Child Labour Stencil Chiselled Off The Wall For Auction

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 19, 2013
Another Banksy mural – which shows a young boy hunched over a sewing machine making union jack bunting - has been ripped out of its original home on Turnpike Lane in London and relocated in a US- based Fine Art Auctions Miami site. Aptly stenci...

Banksy Pays Homage to NEKST

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 19, 2013
It was late last year when MSK-affiliate and notable artist NEKST tragically passed away. After an outpouring of remembrances and artistic homages to the late New York by way of Houston artist, Banksy has offered up his tribute from across the pond....

Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 2, 2013
Despite his worldwide acclaim and catchy one name moniker, there is little known about artistic heavyweight Banksy aside from the works of art that he leaves behind across the globe. Former chief reporter and New York correspondent for The Sunday Tim...

Banksy’s Latest Works Take On the Olympics

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2012
With the 2012 London Olympics set to begin this Friday, Banksy gets in on the pomp and circumstance with two new works that tackle the athletic competition. Adding his signature political wit, the javelin and pole vault are given a twist – pres...

Bansky Paints the Queen as David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane”

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 9, 2012
It’s only fitting that Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebration should have a small contribution from noted Bristol artist Banksy. Located on Upper Maudlin Street near the Bristol Children’s Hospital, the recent stencil depicts Que...