The oft-vandalized mural was removed from its original site on the wall of a warehouse in 2014 and placed in the hands of local conservator Elise Grenier.
The party was a mock response to celebrations in London commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, a statement of British government support for a Jewish home in Palestine.
The two murals in central London appeared just before the opening of a major Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican Centre.
Art the Arms Fair, a pop-up exhibition in East London, runs concurrently with the massive Defence and Security Equipment International fair happening nearby.
The Art the Arms Fair was organized by artists and activists in opposition to the one of the world’s largest arms fairs in London.
The iconic mural beat masterpieces from John Constable, J. M. W. Turner, and David Hockney.
The street artist had planned to give a new, limited-edition print to anyone who could prove they’d voted against the Tories in the upcoming general election.
Banksy is back in the West Bank and drawing attention to the continuing struggle for Palestinian independence.
The British capital continues to be a playground for artists who use the walls as their canvas.
On this week’s art crime blotter: two men tried to steal a copy of a Banksy, a sculptural tribute to Trump was set on fire, and Alec Baldwin accused Mary Boone of selling him the wrong Ross Bleckner painting.
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.
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.