Tag Archives: Banksy

Banksy On Charlie Hebdo

RELATED: Via Talking Points Memo. Staffers for satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo said Thursday that the publication will come out next week, after gunmen killed 12 people in a terror attack on its Paris offices. “The Charlie Hebdo newspaper will come out next Wednesday,” lawyer Richard Malka told the Agence France-Presse. Malka said the issue would be shorter than normal, ...

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TRAILER: Banksy Does New York

Debuting on HBO tomorrow night. Over the course of a month-long residency in New York, Banksy and his team took to the streets – secretly creating a variety of public work ranging from elaborate conceptual stunts to traditional graffiti art. Constructed under the dark of night, each new piece was then announced daily on his #BANKSYNY Instagram account and chronicled ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Banksy Painting Raises $615K For AIDS Thrift Shop

The painting that Banksy donated to Housing Works has sold at auction for $615,000. What an amazing windfall for them.

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Banksy Donates Piece To AIDS Thrift Shop

Two weeks ago an “unknown person” paid $50 for a rather mundane landscape painting on sale in the East 23rd Street location of Housing Works, the NYC chain of thrift shops that benefits people with AIDS and the homeless. Today the painting “mysteriously” reappeared in the store’s window with the addition of a seated Nazi soldier. Banksy calls the piece: ...

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New York Times Rejects Banksy Op-Ed That Slams One World Trade Center

Via Yahoo News: Banksy, the elusive British street artist nearing the end of a month-long New York City residency, published an op-ed column on his website Sunday slamming the design of One World Trade Center, the 104-story skyscraper scheduled to be opened on the World Trade Center site next year. “As a visitor staying New York for the past few ...

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Banksy Stripped From NYC Titty Bar

After costumed strippers posed with Banksy’s latest installation, a metal-cutting torch was used to strip the image from the garage door of Larry Flynt’s Huster Club in Manhattan. Gothamist reports: The piece, which went up early yesterday morning and drew crowds all day, seems destined for a framed place of honor inside the strip club. That’s right, soon enough on ...

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Banksy Tags West Chelsea

Stand by for that garage door to be ripped down and sold for a jillion dollars in one of the nearby fancy galleries. (Via Gothamist)

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Banksy On Graffiti

In the very divided comment thread of today’s post about the vandalized Chick-Fil-A franchise, JMG reader Ish points out British artist Banksy’s take on graffiti. In general, I oppose punishing the middle man, such as a franchisee or one of its employees.

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Banksy’s Take On The Olympics

A more whimsical take is here.

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Cardinal Sin: New Banksy Sculpture References Catholic Molestation Scandals

Famed pop artist Banksy references the ongoing molestation scandals in the Catholic Church with a new sculpture on display in a London museum. Cardinal Sin is a bust with its face sawn off and replaced by blank tiles, designed as a response to the child abuse scandal in the Catholic church. In a statement, Banksy said: “I’m never sure who ...

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Banksy Directs Simpsons Opening

Gothamist notes that last night’s opening sequence of The Simpsons was story-boarded by famed graffiti artist Banksy.

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Banksy’s Exit Throught The Gift Shop

From the coming documentary about British graffiti artist Banksy: Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn ...

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Banksy On Wall Street

I’m not all that wild about street artist Banksy, but this billboard-sized bit about Wall Street (put up in Soho, I think) made me laugh. Note that “real” graffiti artists have already tagged it with “damn rats.” (Via – Gothamist/Jake Dobkin)

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