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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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