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Days after Banksy gifted NHS with painting, someone tried to steal it

Owning a Banksy can be a difficult feat. Purchasing a work by the illusive artist is one thing, but when a Banksy falls into your hands overnight, the path forward is exciting although filled with unique challenges – sometimes even involving theft. That’s what the University Hospital Southampton quickly realized when just days after they […]

Art World Roundup: from Banksy to John Oliver’s odd art interest

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we have artists who have taken a new approach to working from home, news of the passing of John Driscoll, a team of Alabama quilters making face masks, and John Oliver’s quest for an unusual artwork.   John Oliver’s quest for… rat porn? Sometimes you just see something you’ve […]

US court upholds $6.75m ruling concerning the fate 5Pointz graffiti art

The US Court of Appeals has upheld a landmark decision that real estate developer Gerald Wolkoff did indeed violate the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) when he ordered 32 graffiti artworks to be whitewashed at 5Pointz. Thursday’s ruling, which was equally gratifying and shocking, gives credence to the artists whose works were destroyed and upholds […]

A Banksy for Valentine’s Day?

Banksy’s back at it for Valentine’s Day. A Banksy-esque mural popped up in the artist’s hometown of Bristol yesterday and before it was even confirmed to be authentic, it was getting the Banksy treatment. Then, just before midnight last night, the artist took to Instagram to confirm the work to be theirs. The Bristol house […]

A €100 raffle ticket could win you a painting by Picasso

In 2015, Pablo Picasso’s Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’) set the artist’s auction record when it sold for a whopping $179.3 million at Christie’s. But, what if you could snag a Picasso for €100 ($110 or £85)? A French nonprofit called Aider les Autres is giving ticket holders that exact opportunity through a raffle. The […]

Banksy’s ‘Scar of Bethlehem’ unveiled at Walled Off Hotel

Nativity scenes take on a number of appearances, from wooden figurines to plastic light-up props found in the front yards of houses, they come in all shapes and sizes. Just in time for Christmas, Banksy offered up his own rendition of Jesus’ birth. Titled Scar of Bethlehem, Banksy’s version is quite unlike most nativity scenes […]

‘Devolved Parliament’ sells for nearly £10 million

A 2009 work by Banksy just made its biggest splash, yet, last night. Prior to the sale at Sotheby’s London, some were concerned that alterations to the work made by Banksy might deter bidders who thought the original painting might have a copy. However, when the gavel fell on the painting, it far exceeded its […]