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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 […]

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 Lesson in Street Art: how a movement morphed out of graffiti and into the art world (Part III)

Purpose of this lesson: Street art is a relatively new movement that is becoming more and more prolific in the art world. In this lesson, we will explore the history of graffiti, which is what street art is born out of, and then explore how street art has become what it is today. Looking at […]

A Lesson in Street Art: how a movement morphed out of graffiti and into the art world (Part II)

Purpose of this lesson: Street art is a relatively new movement that is becoming more and more prolific in the art world. In this lesson, we will explore the history of graffiti, which is what street art is born out of, and then explore how street art has become what it is today. Looking at […]

A Lesson in Street Art: how a movement morphed out of graffiti and into the art world (Part I)

Purpose of this lesson: Street art is a relatively new movement that is becoming more and more prolific in the art world. In this lesson, we will explore the history of graffiti, which is what street art is born out of, and then explore how street art has become what it is today. Looking at […]

First Keith Haring mural to hit the auction block

Next month, a mural by Keith Haring will hit the auction block at Bonhams. The mural is quintessentially Haring and in the early 1980s, the artist painted it in one night on the walls of a New York convent’s youth centre named Grace House. Haring’s murals rarely began with a sketch or any preparatory work. […]

Banksy’s longtime agent steps away from the gallery world

Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s former agent, and co-founder of London-based Lazinc gallery, is walking away from the gallery world. Speaking to the Art Newspaper, he expressed frustrations with the “snobbery of the art world” and the difficulty of being in the mid-market range. “I never fucking wanted to be a gallerist, I never wanted to sell […]