Banksy in London: A Dead Tree and Vivid Hues in Finsbury Park
March 17, 2024
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In an unexpected corner of London’s Finsbury Park, a new Banksy piece silently confronts passersby with a jarring juxtaposition of life and decay. Unannounced but unmistakably Banksy, the artwork features a lifeless tree standing in stark contrast to a backdrop of vibrant green splatters—created, in a twist of irony, with a fire extinguisher. This vivid…
“Street Chronicles” Group Exhibition at UrbanBreak, Seoul, South Korea
July 19, 2022
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Urban & Street Art Fair, URBAN BREAK 2022, marks its third anniversary this year. URBAN BREAK drew attention with 15,000 people attending in 2020, the first year alone. Last year, despite COVID-19 at its peak, 40,000 people visited the fair, thereby solidifying its status as one of the most prominent fairs. Rom Levy, director of StreetArtNews, co-planned the Special Exhibition of International Street Artists. Entitled Street Chronicles, the exhibition is showcasing the works of artists who were the pillars of street art techniques, concepts and different styles. STREET CHRONICLES retraces a side of Urban Art history bringing the streets of NYC and London to Seoul.…
Clown Skateboards – Final Manifesto Drop!
October 15, 2021
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Clown skateboards have just dropped the final release of decks in their ‘Manifesto’ series. In their words, via an Instagram announcement, they put out the following statement: ‘We love our manifesto and what it meant to us. However, this drop of manifestos will be the end of the “here to finish what we started” run……
Banksy – A Great British SprayCation in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Lowestoft
August 7, 2021
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Looks like Banksy is spending his summer holidays in the UK as a few pieces have just popped up in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. As usual with the elusive British artist, he dropped a series of brilliant works which are sure to be enjoyed by the local vacationers. Could it be related that Great…
Discovering Banksy – Part 8
May 26, 2021
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British street artist Banksy has a career that has been marked by experimentation, risk, and a daring playfulness. His stencil-heavy motifs—of rats, cops, and kids with balloons—have simply become part of a shared cultural vocabulary, reproduced (and ripped off) with abandon. Banksy’s signature style emerged around the 1990s and became recognized around areas of Bristol.…
Discovering Banksy – Part 7
May 4, 2021
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Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, the works of Banksy have become a subculture in their own right. Banksy’s works are well-known for being political and thought-provoking at the same time. The anti-establishment slant together with his creativity made him reach this level of popularity. Banksy is without doubt among the most…
Discovering Banksy – Part 6
April 3, 2021
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Since the past decades, Banksy’s art thrived from the graffiti community in his home city, Bristol to a worldwide phenomenon. His stencils – with their recognisable style and often bearing searing political statements – have unexpectedly appeared in various cities across the globe. With wry wit and stealth, Banksy merged graffiti art with installation and…
Banksy in Reading, UK
March 1, 2021
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Banksy seems to be back with a brand new artwork that just appeared on Reading prison in the United Kingdom. The stencil shows a man using knotted bedsheets to “escape” from the prison. The man could eventually be the famed writer Oscar Wilde, who did spend some time in the prison between 1895 and 1895…
Discovering Banksy – Part 5
February 5, 2021
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Banksy’s street art first appeared in Bristol in the 1990’s. From the underground art scene of Bristol he expanded his work and is continually sharing his artistic mark all over the world. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. This particular style is usually recognised easily by people as his trademark. Most of Banksy’s pieces nowadays…
Discovering Banksy – Part 4
December 17, 2020
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Banksy is a street artist whose identity remains unknown. Despite remaining anonymous, we can say that Banksy is the world’s most famous and celebrated graffiti artist. He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world last 2010, alongside Barack Obama and Steve Jobs. Banksy’s artwork has been seen across the world. His…