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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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 […]

Mezzanine: ‘The album that still sounds like tomorrow’

Music writer Michael A. Gonzales penned a dynamite article celebrating the 20th-anniversary release of [easyazon_link identifier=”B00FMF3R76″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Mezzanine[/easyazon_link] from UK band Massive Attack. Mezzanine is an album best listened to loud, preferably on earphones, to properly hear the layers of weirdness and rhythms, a soulful sound collage that was miles away from the “Parklifes” and “Champagne Supernovas” of their […]

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 […]

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‘ […]

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. […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep.  There’s a reason you can’t think when you get little sleep.  Your brain needs sleep in order to drain the uneccessary filler, “like a dishwasher.”  Sorry, Nas.   I Love You, David Byrne, But You’re Wrong. Contrary to David Byrne’s post on creativity, the definition of art goes beyond […]

What’s Your Canvas?

Everyone has a platform for free, public expression. For Banksy, it’s the streets. For me, it’s my blog. Before the Internet, none of us had a megaphone. We all had to be signed professionals in order to get a deal for distribution. But that model is broken; my work can be found just as easily […]

Another Banksy Mural to Go From Wall to Auction

“Graffiti art has a hard enough life as it is before you add hedge-fund managers wanting to chop it out and hang it over the fireplace. For the sake of keeping all street art where it belongs, I’d encourage people not to buy anything by anybody, unless it was created for sale in the first […]