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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on July 12, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Banksy stencil rats were destroyed in Melbourne, an art dealer accused his former partners of selling him $30 million worth of fakes, and a philanthropist sued to get the millions she’d donated to a museum back.

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Banksy’s newest work is neither a snide jab at politicians nor a big “fuck you” to the police — instead, it’s a gesture of gratitude to children at a school in Bristol.

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The Banksy Job looks remarkably like the 2010 mockumentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, but its co-directors maintain that the whole thing is unscripted.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on February 9, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: an art dealer was accused of flogging forgeries, Airbnb renters stole their hosts’ Banksy print, and Egyptian authorities arrested three men for selling chunks of the Giza pyramids to tourists.

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Post image for Pussy Riot’s New Music Video Imagines a Refugee Revolt at Banksy’s Dismaland

“Refugees in, Nazis out / Governments here should feel the shame / Fucking liars, you’re to blame,” Pussy Riot sing in their just-released video, “Refugees In.”

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on October 27, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: refugees reject Banksy’s gesture, Hobby Lobby family investigated for Iraqi loot acquisition, and art that looks like trash gets tossed.

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Street

Slouching Towards Banksy’s Dismaland

by RJ Rushmore on September 25, 2015

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WESTON-SUPER-MARE, UK — Someone really should have sent a disgruntled teenager to review Dismaland, the latest Banksy extravaganza: part amusement park, part art exhibition tucked away in an abandoned former resort complex at the British seaside town of Weston-super-Mare.

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Post image for Banksy’s New Apocalyptic Theme Park Is Designed to Disappoint

Today, it was officially announced that British artist Banksy has constructed a dystopian riff on Disneyland in a derelict seaside resort in Weston-super-Mare, England.

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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, vandals critique Kant, 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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