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Banksy Breaks Silence To Condemn 'Stealing Banksy' Exhibition

By Michael West | 24th April 2014

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...

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

By Michael West | 16th April 2014

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...

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

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

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...

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Fascinating Fact: 4138082

3rd April 2014

A man has been charged over allegations he defaced graffiti by street artist Banksy on a Los Angeles building wall. David William Noll, 35, who is also an artist, has been charged with felony vandalism...

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Justin Bieber Gets Banksy Tattoo

17th March 2014

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...

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Justin Bieber Gets Banksy Artwork Tattoo

16th March 2014

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...

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Fascinating Fact: 4078333

20th February 2014

Street graffiti by British artist Banksy fetched $575,000 (£359,000) at auction in Miami, Florida on Wednesday (19Feb14). The artwork - of two policemen kissing - was removed from the side of a bar in Brighton,...

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

By Lauren James | 19th February 2014

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...

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David Beckham To Take Up Street Art

11th February 2014

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...

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David Beckham Taking Up Street Art

10th February 2014

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)...

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

By Lauren James | 7th February 2014

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...

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Chris Martin Buys $650,000 Banksy Painting

12th January 2014

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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th November 2013

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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th November 2013

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...

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Banksy Painting Auction Gives New York Homeless Charity Big Boost

1st November 2013

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...

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

By Lauren James | 1st November 2013

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...

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

By Michael West | 1st November 2013

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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 31st October 2013

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...

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

By Lauren James | 28th October 2013

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...

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Banksy Slammed Over World Trade Center Remarks

28th October 2013

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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Landlord Hires Guards To Protect Banksy Piece, While The Street Artist Continues To Taunt New York Authorities

By Victoria Pavlova | 20th October 2013

The Banksy piece, which was surprisingly revealed on the side of a New York building recently, is now being protected by a team of guards. The woman, whose wall the artwork ended up on, is...

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Hey, Chicago Man With Loads Of Bargain Banksys, What's Up?

By Jack de Aguilar | 15th October 2013

He took a risk. Or he has no idea who Banksy is. Or he thought $60 for a Banksy wasn’t that bad. Or he thought they were real. Or he knew about the whole thing...

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Nyc Cynics Miss Deal Of A Lifetime As Banksy Flogs Work On The Cheap

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th October 2013

When you’re walking through a market or city center and you see a stall selling Banksy canvases, two things will enter your brain: that’s Bansky’s stuff, and it’s fake. The sheer amount of fake knock-offs...

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Banksy Art For Sale At $60 On New York Stall. Did You Get One?

By Michael West | 14th October 2013

Banksy art for sale at just $60 - this is a joke right? Nope, not at all. The enigmatic Bristolian artist continued his New York City art show by putting valuable stencilled works - said...

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Fascinating Fact: 3905585

14th October 2013

British grafitti artist Banksy set up an art booth in New York City on Saturday (12Oct13), using a street vendor to anonymously peddle his one-of-a-kind pieces. A video of the enterprise was posted on the...

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Waste Bosses Plan To Snare Banksy

11th October 2013

Waste management bosses in the U.K. have called for street artist Banksy to be charged with vandalism and have vowed to set him up for an arrest where his true identity will finally be revealed.The...

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Was Banksy Unmasked During New York Art Blunder?

By Michael West | 8th October 2013

A Banksy installation in New York's East Village went badly wrong on Saturday night (October 5, 2013), with one fan claiming it led to the identity of the enigmatic artist being revealed. Banksy had planned...

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New Banksy Piece Painted Over After Just One Day On New York Wall

By Lauren James | 3rd October 2013

No more than a day after a new daubing by British graffiti artist Banksy had been sprayed on to a wall in New York City, someone has covered the piece up with paint. After announcing...

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Naughty Boy Used To Sit Outside Elton Shows

27th August 2013

Naughty Boy used to sit outside Sir Elton John's shows in his car because he couldn't afford a ticket.The producer and songwriter - who was behind Emeli Sande's debut album, 'Our Version of Events' -...

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Leonardo Dicaprio Breaks Art Auction Records

15th May 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio raised a record breaking $38.8 million from a charity art auction on Monday (13.05.13).The 38-year-old actor requested specially-made work from 33 artists - including the elusive Banksy - as well as offering one...

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