Banksy

News

Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on March 24, 2015

Post image for Crimes of the Art

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.

Continue Reading →
Post image for New Banksys Highlight Plight of Palestinians in Gaza

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.

Continue Reading →

Reactor

What Makes Art Racist?

by Laura C. Mallonee on October 8, 2014

Post image for What Makes Art Racist?

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?”

Continue Reading →
Post image for First-ever Instagram Video Series Lampoons the Art World

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.

Continue Reading →

Reactor

Banksy Vandalism Drama Alert!

by Hrag Vartanian on April 2, 2014

Post image for Banksy Vandalism Drama Alert!

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

Continue Reading →
Post image for Artists and NFL Quarterbacks: A Brief Guide

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.

Continue Reading →

Essays

The Vilification of Banksy’s Success

by Tiernan Morgan on December 31, 2013

Post image for The Vilification of Banksy’s Success

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.

Continue Reading →
Post image for A Look at the Social Media Impact of #BanksyNY Residency

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

Continue Reading →
Post image for How to Talk About Art: Banksy’s 3 Ps (#H2TAA)

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.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Last NYC Banksy Is Full of Hot Air, Cops Arrest Potential Thieves [UPDATE 5]

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

Continue Reading →