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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 […]

Sotheby’s and Christie’s go head to head with simultaneous Banksy auctions

Two unrelated Banksy auctions are scheduled to run simultaneously at Sotheby’s and Christie’s bringing some of the artist’s best-known works to the auction block. As the gavel fell at a Sotheby’s auction in London last October announcing the £1 million sale of Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon, the reclusive artist shocked the art world as […]

Artist highlight: JR, the anonymous street artist shedding light on the invisible

Who is JR? Well, frankly, we don’t really know who he. On the spectrum of the highly-elusive Banksy to the often in the media Ai Weiwei, JR is somewhere in the middle. He doesn’t shy away from an interview or a public appearance, necessarily, but JR always wears a hat and sunglasses to keep identity […]

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 […]