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Banksy in Paris

Seemingly coinciding with Paris Fashion Week, a few new yet unconfirmed pieces from Banksy recently materialized in the French capital. We have three murals for you so far, starting with the wall above featuring a girl spray painting a damask-like pattern over a swastika, speaking to the loss of innocence and the fears of rising […]

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Banksy returns to New York

Banksy is back in New York, the first time since his month-long residency back in 2013. The iconic street artist kicked off his visit with a mural dedicated to the imprisonment of Turkish artist and journalist Zehra Dogan, who’s watercolor painting protests the continued destruction of Kurdish territory by the Turkish military. The black hash […]

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Banksy: ‘If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit’

If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit. — Banksy

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Banksy takes his art to Bethlehem

Banksy opened up The Walled Off Hotel earlier this year along the wall of the occupied West Bank with the “with the worst view in the world.” More recently, he teamed up with producer Danny Boyl to put together a film called ‘The Alternativity’ which features local children and their families singing Christmas carols ‘Jingle Bells‘ […]

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‘In the future, everyone will want to be anonymous for fifteen minutes’

Banksy reversed the Warhol quote so it fits today’s weather.  “In the future, everyone will want to be anonymous for fifteen minutes.” Banksy “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”  Andy Warhol Needless to say, social media changed things. Going off the grid will be the new luxury. 

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Banksy’s self-destructing painting 🎈

In 2016, graffiti artist Banksy installed a shredder into one of his canvasses entitled it “Girl With Balloon.” Just last week, Sotheby’s auction house in London sold the painting to the highest bidder for $1.37 million. The picture subsequently tore to shreds.  “A few years ago I secretly built a shredder into a painting…in case it was […]

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Digital Graffiti

“Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. […]

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Signal to Noise

Stop making stupid people famous, Banksy stenciles. “Data gets us the Kardashians,” blogs Seth Godin. Beat Trump at his own game, screams Leftsetz: “Trump is Kanye. A guy most people hate but think everybody loves because he’s all over the news and constantly get a pass.” America birthed soft power. It marketed Coca-Cola and Hollywood […]

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When will digital art get its due?

Digital art is easier to create. Photoshop, Prisma filters — anyone can be an artist by throwing a filter on an image. People associate handwork with hard work over hardware and software. To quote journalist David Carr: “show me what you’ve made with your own two dirty little hands. I don’t really care what you […]

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