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Banksy Confirms Mural Near Bare Tree Is His
Banksy's Latest Mural
Lasted 3 Days Untouched

Banksy's Latest Mural Lasted 3 Days Untouched

Then vandals struck the London piece

(Newser) - A new Banksy mural in north London is harder to steal than some of his work—but it turned out to be too easy to vandalize. The mural, featuring green paint on the wall of a four-story building behind a severely pruned cherry tree, went up Sunday and had been...

New Banksy Was Stolen Within an Hour
New Banksy Was
Stolen Within an Hour

New Banksy Was Stolen Within an Hour

Stop sign with drones painted on it didn't last long on London corner

(Newser) - Somebody in London is in possession of an extremely valuable stop sign but they're not going to find it easy to sell. The Banksy artwork, three military drones painted on the sign, was stolen within an hour of it going up on a corner in Peckham, south London on...

In Old Interview, Banksy Reveals Name Is 'Robbie'

BBC reporter unearths 2003 clip

(Newser) - The world knows him as Banksy . Friends and family, apparently, call him "Robbie." The BBC has unearthed a never-before-heard audio clip of the UK graffiti artist in which he purportedly reveals his first name. The clip is from 2003, when the BBC's Nigel Wrench interviewed Banksy (or...

Banksy Competes for Wall Space With 'Ukrainian Banksy'

As actual artist makes his mark in war-torn nation, local Gamlet Zinkivskyi also inspires

(Newser) - Banksy has made his mark in Ukraine during the yearlong Russian invasion, but the UK artist has some current competition in the war-torn nation. Gamlet Zinkivskyi , a 36-year-old known as the "Ukrainian Banksy" for his black-and-white contemporary artwork, has put his burgeoning international career on hold to instead paint...

Bad News for Suspect in Ukraine's Banksy Mural Theft

Interior ministry: He could get 12 years behind bars after planning theft of $244K artwork in Kyiv suburb

(Newser) - A month after thieves tried to make off with a Banksy mural worth nearly $250,000 from a scorched building in a Kyiv suburb, Ukrainian officials are offering a sign on what repercussions might be coming down the pike. The nation's interior ministry said Monday that the man they...

Banksy Leaving His Mark on Ukraine
His Mark
on Ukraine

Banksy Leaving His Mark on Ukraine

Artist reveals new mural, and others are believed to be his works as well

(Newser) - Ukrainians aren't the only ones celebrating their nation's spirit amid the war with Russia. Banksy has revealed a new mural on a bombed building, reports the BBC . The image depicts a gymnast doing a handstand on the shelled structure in Borodyanka. Russian troops invaded the city near Kyiv...

Long-Lost Banksy, Painted in West Bank, Resurfaces in Israel

Secretive artist painted it on concrete slab in West Bank

(Newser) - A long-lost painting by the British graffiti artist Banksy has resurfaced in a swank art gallery in downtown Tel Aviv, an hour’s drive and a world away from the concrete wall in the occupied West Bank where it was initially sprayed.The relocation of the painting—which depicts a...

Bids on This Banksy Art 'Escalated Quickly,' for a Cause

Proceeds from 'CND Soldiers,' which sold for $106K, will all go to Kyiv children's hospital

(Newser) - An unknown donor has sold off a piece of anti-war Banksy art, with the funds raised from the sale earmarked for Ukraine's largest children's hospital. The BBC reports that the UK artist's "CND Soldiers" was auctioned off for just north of $106,000, which will be...

Banksy T-Shirt Supporting Defendants Draws a Crowd

Artist puts $33 project on sale before trial over toppling of slave trader's statue

(Newser) - Hundreds of people lined up Saturday in the English city of Bristol to get the latest work by elusive street artist Banksy—a T-shirt created to help four defendants charged over the toppling of a local statue of a slave trader. The gray shirt features the word Bristol above the...

Christopher Walken Ruins an Original Banksy

On purpose: Actor painted over a rat in scene from BBC's 'The Outlaws'

(Newser) - In the series finale of BBC comedy-drama The Outlaws , a character played by Christopher Walken paints over an image of a rat below the name Banksy. And here is where fiction meets reality: Not only was the mural an original Banksy artwork, but Walken really did destroy it on the...

Back at Auction, Shredded Banksy Won't Come Cheap
Shredded Banksy Sells
Way Higher Than Expected

Shredded Banksy Sells Way Higher Than Expected

Fetches $25.4M at Sotheby's, compared to $1.4M for un-shredded price

(Newser) - Update: How much for a shredded Banksy? Try $25.4 million. A piece that was deliberately shredded in a prank sold to an anonymous Asian buyer for that amount at Sotheby's in London on Thursday, reports the Wall Street Journal . That is way higher than expected. Our original story ...

She Was Selling the House. Then Came the Banksy Mural

The artwork complicates things a little

(Newser) - Banksy's latest mural has delayed a homeowner's plans to sell in England after it recently appeared on the house's exterior wall. The elusive British street artist's piece—titled "Aachoo!!"—depicts an elderly woman sneezing, sending her dentures flying out of her mouth. It'...

It Has Banksy's Signature. Here's Why He Won't Authenticate It

Artwork was taken from a seaside wall, a no-no in the world of Banksy

(Newser) - A man who appeared on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, hoping to hear the value of his Banksy artwork, ended up receiving a rebuke from the show's specialist and Banksy's team. The unidentified man told specialist Rupert Maas that he found the artwork—featuring Banksy's name and...

Banksy Just Suffered a 'Devastating' Loss

Street artist loses EU trademark fight with greeting card company over his own artwork

(Newser) - In a desperate move to claim the trademark for one of his most famous works, British street artist Banksy, usually known for floating untethered in anonymity, opened up a shop last fall, hoping to sway European Union judges in his favor. His efforts—deemed a "weakass attempt" by Techdirt...

Stranded Refugees Get Italy's Help
Refugees Swamp
Tiny Italian Island

Refugees Swamp Tiny Italian Island

Protest meets arrivals, as mayor says nation has no plan

(Newser) - Italy dispatched a coast guard patrol in the Mediterranean Sea to save refugees stranded on a bright pink rescue boat—painted and funded by Banksy, the British street artist. But now there's another problem. The hundreds of evacuees have overwhelmed the shelters on the small island they were ferried...

Banksy on His Migrant Rescue Boat: 'All Black Lives Matter'

Artist is on a mission to help migrants in distress in Mediterranean Sea, says EU doesn't care

(Newser) - Street artist Banksy has released a video with a strong political message explaining why he became involved in a search and rescue ship helping migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. "Like most people who make it in the art world, I bought a yacht to cruise the Med," the...

Banksy and His Rats Share Lockdown Message
Banksy Weighs In on Lockdown

Banksy Weighs In on Lockdown

Coronavirus-themed artwork has since been removed from London train

(Newser) - New coronavirus-themed artwork from Banksy appeared on the London Underground before it was swiftly removed according to a "strict anti-graffiti policy." A video shared Tuesday on Banksy's social media channels shows a man posing as a professional cleaner aboard a Circle Line train, per the BBC . He...

18 Months After Theft, Banksy Piece Found in Attic

Authorities recover mural dedicated to Bataclan victims

(Newser) - Italian authorities on Thursday unveiled a stolen artwork by the British artist Banksy that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attacks at the Bataclan music hall in Paris. The L'Aquila prosecutors' office said the work was recovered Wednesday during a search of a...

Banksy Displays His Gratitude
Banksy Displays His Gratitude

Banksy Displays His Gratitude

English hospital unveils artist's donation

(Newser) - A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a British hospital. The framed picture, titled "Game Changer," depicts a young boy sitting on the floor playing with a nurse superhero toy. Batman and Spiderman action figure toys lie in a...

Banksy Unveiled V-Day Mural; Not Everyone Liked It

Homeowners cover up mural after it's defaced in a very British manner

(Newser) - The family who owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine's Day has covered the mural after it was defaced. Temporary fencing was also added Saturday to the home in Bristol and closed-circuit television has been installed to protect the artwork,...

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