Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on March 24, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: thieves take Taco Bell painting, a Cy Twombly tips over in Texas, and a man mistaken for Banksy sues six NYPD officers.

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The elusive street artist Banksy has released a two-minute video featuring his new art works in Gaza which highlight the plight of the area’s 1.8 million Palestinian residents.

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What Makes Art Racist?

by Laura C. Mallonee on October 8, 2014

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Today, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), a self-described “voice of the anti-racist movement in Europe,” released a statement titled, “Is art becoming the ultimate refuge of racism in Sweden and Denmark?”

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The deadbeat artist. The streetside genius. The greedy gallerist and vacuous collector. Spend much time in the often elite and mystifying art world, and you’re bound to discover some truth in each stereotype. But if you’d rather not, just watch Artistically Challenged, a comedic new “television series” that launched July 1 on Instagram.

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Banksy Vandalism Drama Alert!

by Hrag Vartanian on April 2, 2014

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Street artist Banksy has obviously gone to a whole new level when he is the subject of TMZ EXCLUSIVE!!!!! reports.

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The 2014 Super Bowl, also known as Super Bowl XLVIII, will be held on Sunday, February 2 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. What’s that got to do with art? As it turns out, there are certain distinct parallels between the high-profile athletes who patrol the chalky gridiron and the art stars who exhibit in the chalky white enclaves that patrol the art world.

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The Vilification of Banksy’s Success

by Tiernan Morgan on December 31, 2013

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Banksy’s month-long New York residency might as well have been entitled, ‘The Banksy rehabilitation program.’ In coming to New York, the artist wasn’t simply courting a new American audience. He sought to rehabilitate his image with his former fans — Brits like me — whose interest tapered off long ago.

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Editor’s Note: Post-#BanksyNY residence, we turned to our number cruncher, Zachary McCune, to analyze the social media impact of the Banksy residency.

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The best way to begin talking about Banksy, right now, following his October New York Residency, would be to NOT talk about Banksy. Not just because of the press overload, but because there’s something big that the media has been ignoring … and that’s context.

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This is it … Banky’s final New York residency art work and it’s in Queens.

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