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Banksy finally goes to court to stop unauthorised merchandising, despite saying copyright is for losers

A visitor enjoys the art of Banksy exhibition at the Mudec Museum in Milan. EPA-EFE Enrico Bonadio, City, University of London   Copyright is for losers – or so Banksy once claimed. But the days of the mysterious artist’s dislike for intellectual property now appear to be long gone, as he has recently won a […]

Essex gallery owner buys Banksy mural that popped up in Port Talbot in December

Season’s Greetings, the Banksy mural that rocked the Welsh town of Port Talbot’s world in December has reportedly been sold to Essex-based gallery owner John Brandler. Brandler, who already owns a number of works by the Bristol street artist, has said he paid £100,000 for the newest work thought to have attracted 20,000 visitors already. […]

Shredded Banksy to be shown at German Museum

A private museum in the German town of Baden-Baden will be the first museum to show Banksy’s Love in the Bin, the sensational painting that was shredded by remote control at Sotheby’s in London after it was auctioned. The Frieder Burda museum announced that it will exhibit the viral artwork for one month starting from […]

Let it snow: Banksy’s most recent mural

On December 19th, Banksy offered his own ‘Seasons greetings’ on his Instagram. The video begins with a picturesque mural of a child standing, arms outstretched, face tilted towards the sky with his tongue out to catch snowflakes ‘falling from the sky’ as the accompanying song says. The frame, shot by a drone then moves around […]

The good, bad, and the ugly: 2018 in review

As the year draws to an end, it feels like the best time to look back at the art world’s highs and lows. So, we’ve summed 2018 up for you here. The good: Banksy, Banksy, Banksy… This year, it seems like Banksy just hasn’t stopped. Whether it was when he shredded his own artwork minutes […]

Pay £2, make a guess, win a Banksy!

In an Instagram post on December 1st, Banksy announced he would be auctioning off one of his sculptures in an unusual way. For a mere £2 ($2.50) donation, anyone can enter to win the sculpture by guessing its weight to the nearest gram or milligram. Oh, and the batteries are included!   The sculpture is […]

Just how unauthorized is ‘Banksy Unauthorized’?

When an artwork by the famous street artist Banksy shredded itself just after it sold in October, it was a Phantom-of-the-Opera style reminder that the artist always seems to be in control. This could not be any farther from the truth, though, concerning a retrospective of Banksy’s works in Brussels. In early November, 58 of […]