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Brooklyn Museum director ‘didn’t see the appeal’ of KAWS at first, but now they’re holding a survey of KAWS works in 2021

Artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, hasn’t always been welcomed into the art world. His caricatured style, bold use of colour, and fluidity between mainstream art, street art, and fashion is something that most museums don’t look for in artists. However, that’s significantly changing for the artist who’s become one of today’s most sought-after […]

Owner of Banksy’s ‘Season’s Greeting’ ditches museum plans

John Brandler, an Essex-based art dealer and gallery owner, has backed away from plans to open a street art museum in Port Talbot after purchasing Banksy’s Season’s Greetings mural. Shortly after buying the artwork for a mere £100,000, Brandler proposed a museum highlighting street artists for the Welsh town that would centre around the artwork […]

New database in Chicago aims to preserve street art

When a Banksy pops up on the side of a building overnight, there’s often a rush to protect the exposed graffiti art. Some small artworks end up with a wooden frame and Plexiglas cover while others, like Banksy’s Season’s Greetings require a bit more attention. However, not every mural or work of graffiti comes with […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Popagandist’ Ron English intends to whitewash Banksy’s $730,000 piece Slave Labour

American artist Ron English is best known for his interesting fission of Pop art, propaganda, and art history. Having coined the term ‘popaganda,’ his paintings, sculptures, and even billboards are intentionally shocking, but fit neatly within his artistic vocabulary. From his psychedelic Lifesize lil Bigfoot Figure to MC Supersized, an obese fast food chain mascot […]