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Is Banksy Really Massive Attack's Founder Robert Del Naja?

For more than two decades, art collectors and graffiti enthusiasts alike have speculated as to the true identity (or identities) behind Banksy, the artist whose socially and politically aware murals have regularly been valued in...

Banksy Gifts Primary School With A Mural Of Their Own

The only time you'll ever want your property to be defaced by a graffiti artist is if its by Banksy. Then suddenly you've got a valuable piece of art right on your doorstep. The pupils...

Scientists Believe They Have Uncovered Banksy's Real Identity

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London claim to have solved the art world’s biggest mystery, just who is Banksy? After using a technique often used to catch serial criminals, the scientist say they can...

Banksy's 'Bemusement Park' Installations Sent To French Refugee Camp

The 'bemusement park', which opened this summer (15) in Weston-super-Mare, England, has closed its doors to the public and the artists behind the installations have agreed to send their materials to France, so...

Banksy Is Sending Dismantled Dismaland To Calais Migrant Camp

Banksy’s pop-up art installation, Dismaland, is being dismantled but he’s made a very special request and one which will help thousands of people living in extremely difficult conditions. The Bristol based artist is sending timber...

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt 'Are House Hunting In London'

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are house hunting in London.The 'Unbroken' director and her 51-year-old husband are reportedly keen to find a property in the UK capital because Angelina - who's won various awards for...

Brad Pitt Offered Private Tour Of Bansky's Dismaland

Brad Pitt is to get a private tour of Banksy's Dismaland theme park.The 'Fury' actor - who is a huge fan of the Bristol street artist - is reportedly being given the opportunity to view...

Demand For Banksy's Dismaland Crashes Ticket Website

The website remained down on Sunday (23Aug15) and organisers admitted fans would be unable to buy tickets until at least Tuesday (25Aug15). A statement posted online reads, "We would like to apologise...

Thousands Queue To Experience Bansky's Dark 'Dismaland' Exhibition

‘Dismaland’, the new exhibition by artist Banksy is causing crowds of thousands descend upon the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare in the hope of getting tickets. The exhibition offers a dark and twisted take on a...

Artist Banksy Creates Provocative Anti-themepark Dismaland

His 'bemusement park' Dismaland, which will open to the public in a disused Weston-super-Mare swimming centre on Saturday (22Aug15) features art installations and exhibitions set up to prompt discussion and thought. Visitors...

Harry Styles Wants Home Art Gallery

Harry Styles is building an art gallery in his home.The One Direction singer has an impressive collection of paintings and gun sculptures so wants to put them on display in his London home, and is...

Jason Sudeikis Defends Olivia Wilde's Breastfeeding Photo

Jason Sudeikis has defended Olivia Wilde's breastfeeding photo.The 'Horrible Bosses' star - who has a six-month-old son, Otis, with his 30-year-old fiancee - has admitted he approved of her decision to be photographed feeding Otis...

Banksy Breaks Silence To Condemn 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition

After weeks of shadowy new works, Bristolian street artist Banksy has broken his silence to condemn an exhibition claiming to be "the most expensive collection of Banksy artworks ever assembled."The 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition has Been...

Gotcha! Has Banksy Been Unmasked On Camera? [Video]

Banksy has apparently been caught on camera installing his latest creation in Bristol. CCTV cameras set up to deter graffiti artists filmed two people dressed as workmen unloading kit from the back of a white...

Did You Spot Banksy's Getaway Van In Cheltenham? New Artwork Pops Up

Banksy strikes again! Or, at least we think he has. The mysterious street artist appears to have unveiled his latest creation in Cheltenham - lampooning governmental surveillance by stencilling three 1950's style agents using devices...

Justin Bieber Gets Banksy Tattoo

Justin Bieber has got a new tattoo which resembles the work of Banksy.The 20-year-old star has amassed a collection over 20 designs since he was first tattooed at the age of 16, and he's now...

Justin Bieber Gets Banksy Artwork Tattoo

Justin Bieber has added an image by street artist Banksy to his ever-growing collection of tattoos.The image, entitled Balloon Girl, shows a young girl reaching for a heart-shaped balloon as it drifts away. It became...

Banksy's 'Kissing Coppers' Is Latest Artwork To Be Hawked For Fortune In USA

One of Banksy's most instantly-recognisable graffiti artworks 'Kissing Coppers' has been sold in the US for $575,000 (£345,000) after being chiselled off the wall of a Brighton pub. The news that yet another chunk of...

David Beckham To Take Up Street Art

David Beckham wants to take up street art.The retired soccer star has been busy with a number of projects - including his new Miami-based Major League Soccer (MLS) side - since quitting the sport last...

David Beckham Taking Up Street Art

David Beckham is taking up street art. The soccer star retired from the sport last year and although he's still busy with a number of projects - including his new Miami-based Major League Soccer (MLS)...

Banksy 'Girl With A Balloon' Graffiti To Be Chiselled Off Wall Due To Rot

Banksy's work of street art 'Girl with a Balloon' is to be taken from its London wall by Sincura Group, the company responsible for removing another of the artist's pieces and selling it for a...

Chris Martin Buys $650,000 Banksy Painting

Chris Martin splashed out $650,000 for a painting at a charity auction.The Coldplay rocker, 36, and his 'Iron Man 3' star wife Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, were among the guests at Sean Penn's star-studded Help Haiti...

Shill Bidding And Dodgy Back Stories - Banksy's Charity Artwork Doesn't Sell

The story was simple, but charming: a woman, working at a thrift store raising money for homeless people with AIDs sells a painting for $50. Weeks later, the painting is re-donated, having been edited somewhat...

A Sad End To Banksy's N.y.c Stint After 'The Banality Of The Banality Of Evil' Auction Fails

Bankey’s residency in New York was punctuated by many newsworthy events. He was reportedly chased and arrested by police, sculptures and graffiti art popped up all over the city, and unsuspecting customers purchased original pieces...

Banksy Painting Auction Gives New York Homeless Charity Big Boost

Guerilla graffiti artist Banksy has helped to raise $615,000 (£410,000) to aid the homeless after donating a painting to a New York charity store.The enigmatic British star purchased a $50 (£33) oil painting of a...

A Week In News: Lou Reed Dies, Celebs Go All Out For Halloween & Marvin Gaye's Kids On The Warpath

The Loss Of Lou Reed: Legendary Velvet Underground rocker Lou Reed died on Sunday 27th October after succumbing to liver disease, having battled with poor health for months. The world reacted with sorrow to the...

Banksy Ends New York 'Residency' With Sale Of $600,000 Nazi Painting

Banksy finished his month-long artist 'residency' in New York with the sale of his painted work "The banality of the banality of evil" for a cool $600,000 - all for charity. The painting was auctioned...

Banksy's Nazi 'Vandalized' Painting Donated To Homeless/aids Charity

Elusive street artist Banksy has donated a painting worth more than $200k to a N.Y.C non-profit organization involved in helping the local, AIDS infected homeless community.Rebecca Edmondson, director of public relations at Housing Works, was...

"The Terrorists Won": Banksy Slams One World Trade Center In Rejected Op-ed

UK street artist Banksy has made headlines again but this this time it's not for his artwork - rather his writing after he decided to express his feelings towards New York City's One World Trade...

Banksy Slammed Over World Trade Center Remarks

Graffiti artist Banksy has caused a storm of outrage in the U.S. by criticising the design of New York's newly-built World Trade Center, declaring: "The terrorists won."The enigmatic guerilla artist has penned a blog dismissing...

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