The framed painting is now hanging in the Southampton General Hospital. It will be auctioned this fall, with proceeds benefiting the National Health Service.
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Stormzy’s political performance sampled fragments from a speech by Labour politician David Lammy on the disproportional incarceration of Black citizens in the UK while crime statistics flashed on the screens behind the rapper.
A canvas that sold for over a million dollars was shredded by its frame but no one is sure if it was destroyed or simply transformed.
In a video about the rescue boat, which exceeded capacity this weekend and declared a state of emergency, Banksy says that EU authorities “deliberately ignore distress calls from ‘non-Europeans.'”
After buying it at auction, the American street artist says he will paint the Banksy mural white as a protest against the buying and selling of street art.
Fab Lab Irbid, a workshop for personal digital fabrication, has released free step-by-step instructions for home artists and engineers to manufacture their own Banksy frame.
The buyer, an anonymous European woman, will continue with the $1.3 million purchase after Banksy’s highly publicized stunt, calling it her “own piece of art history.”
The six new murals include images referring to the migrant crisis and France’s attempts to ban hijabs.
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The artist finally confirmed his presence in the French capital, while another unconfirmed work appears to be his tribute to victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks.
The street artist originally submitted the work under the pseudonym “Bryan S Gaakman.”