Banksy: Girl with a Pierced Eardrum

Street Art // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Banksy has dropped a few new pieces over the past weeks, and we really like this "Girl with a Pierced Eardrum" work that was put up in Bristol, England found near the city's harbor. The piece is obviously an ode and update to the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, which if you remember was the subject of a Scarlett Johansson-starring movie. We just wanted Banksy and Scarlett in the same post, and we achieved our goal.

"Banksy in New York" by Ray Mock

Graffiti // Friday, August 22, 2014
Carnage NYC has released their newest title Banksy in New York by writer and photographer Ray Mock. The 120-page book documents the month-long project or “residency” as the elusive UK artist called it that took place in New York in October of 2013. Banksy in New York offers a first-hand account of his residency: the defacement and removal of his pieces, reactions from neighbors and building owners and interactions between Banksy’s fans and foes. 

Banksy "Better Out Than In—The Movie" Trailer

Street Art // Thursday, June 12, 2014
If you remember, Banksy just won the 2014 Webby for Person of the Year, basically because for one month in NYC, he took over the Internet with his brand of social media and street art in "Better Out Than In". We even got flak for calling it an Internet project. Well, we like to thank the Webby Awards for confirming our editorial. Now, Banksy just released a trailer for "Better Out Than In—The Movie," which could just be his acceptance video for the Webby Award, or an upcoming movie. Anyway, its on the Internet.

Watch: Banksy "Artist in Residence" Video for Webby Awards

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
To accept his 2014 Webby for Person of the Year, Banksy made this video about his Residency in New York City. Whether you loved it, hated it, felt inspired by it reminded us of why street art, graffiti, public art, whatever it is you want to call it, in whatever form you find it, do it, see it, is an important historical identifier of who we are as humans. 

Banksy Meat Truck Illustration

Street Art // Monday, April 28, 2014
Remember this one from Banksy's month-long residency on the streets of NYC, "Better Out Than In"? The Meat Truck, aka "Sirens of the Lamb" was probably the best part of the project, featuring a truck that drove around Manhattan with stuffed-animals on their way to the slaughterhouse. Well, in honor, Banksy has a nice drawn illustration of the piece on his site today. Maybe its a slow news day. Maybe we like the drawing. Maybe we miss Anthony Hopkins?

New Banksy Pieces in the UK

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
After the Banksy x BNE charity mess-up, and we admit, we were one of the many blogs that messed it up, its nice to see the UK street artist x performance artist x filmmaker x all around provocateur is back with a few new street pieces this past weekend. Taking on the topics of surveillance and our insatiable appetite for information, we are secretly hoping Apple is proud that it appears "Mobile Lovers" using an iPhone as opposed to a Droid. Just saying.

Banksy for the #WithSyria Campaign

Street Art // Friday, March 14, 2014
Amazingly, March 15 will mark the third anniversary of the ongoing Syria conflict, and groups from around the world are continuing various awareness campaigns for the citizens of Syria and demanded a stop to the bloodshed inside the country. In our world, the art world, Banksy has lent his iconic "Girl With the Red Balloon" for the #WithSyria awareness campaign.... 

Issue Preview: December 2013 w/Todd James, Alex Prager, Eric White + More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
We end the year on a high, high note, with a great December 2013 cover story on artist Todd "REAS" James. We have been scheduling a story with Todd for a bit now, and after the VMAs with the Miley bears, and another year where his exhibitions seems to get more and more stunning, we thought it was time to send contributing editor Joey Garfield out to NYC to catch up with REAS about pirates, girls, Mileys, vandals, and the evolution of his craft. 

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Full Recap

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 31, 2013
And so you have it, 31 days in October, 31 pieces/moments of art from Banksy, one city that is New York, and now it is over. Whether you loved it, hated it, felt inspired by it, Banksy took over the art world (well, pop culture world, really) for a month on the biggest stage, and left piece #31 and its companion audio as a reminder of why street art, graffiti, public art, whatever it is you want to call it, in whatever form you find it, do it, see it, is an important historical identifier of who we are as humans... enjoy a little recap of Better Out Than In. 

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Day 22-28 Recap

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 28, 2013
We've almost come to the end now, haven't we? Or at least, we think Banksy's "Better Out Than In" is supposed to finish this month? For the past week, Bansky has gone a bit... well, a little more mellow but with a bit more esoteric styling for his pieces. You got the cement block Sphinx, a sad stencil waiting for the club, a police notification, a Reaper, and a Op-Ed piece the NY Times didn't want to run. Today had a robot. So it goes... 

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Day 12—21 Recap

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Since the last time we posted about Banksy's month long street residency in NYC, Better Out Than In, we have witnessed a few pieces going up in NYC (or at least part of the masses going to see the pieces) and see the backlash of a certain Mayor Bloomberg making his comments about "urban decay." Banksy has given us a confessional, Ronald McDonald's wage reenactment, a Central Park painting sale, a pop-up outdoor show with Os Gemeos under the High Line, and of course, trying to staying Ghetto 4 Life. 

Ronald McDonald gets a Shoeshine from Banksy

Street Art // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Banksy’s newest installation for his “Better Out Than In” project is located in South Bronx, which has the potential to be just as entertaining as the situation surrounding the beaver stenciled in East New York. This new sculpture is a little different from the others as a real live human will be polishing the shoes of a fiberglass replica of Ronald McDonald. This should make quite the spectacle. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonalds every lunchtime for the next week.

Stephen Colbert attempts to provoke Banksy and instead gets Hanksy

Street Art // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Bansky has done a remarkable job at grabbing the attention of everyone whether positive or negative. Publicists dream of such a client, but he has no need for them. Last week, Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report’ dedicated an entire section of his show hilariously provoking Banksy to create a custom piece on the wall outside of his studio in New York. A few days later, a bear with Colbert’s face on it (Stephen Colbear) appeared. The work was obviously not painted by Banksy, but instead Hanksy, a street artist who makes pun-influenced street art around New York. Colbert dedicated another segment of his show to the new “art” on his walls and it’s more than entertaining.

Video: Banksy - When the streets get real and you might get taxed

Street Art // Friday, October 11, 2013
The most interesting thing to come out of the Bansky madness that has swept New York is when one of his pieces ends up in a notoriously dangerous Brooklyn neighborhood and locals start charging people to view it. What are the reasonable rate residents of East New York are charging to see this little beaver? $20 (£12.50). Apparently, the “entrepreneurs” attempted to chisel it off the wall and failed. “We tryin to get some bread, this is my hood. I could step on this s*** it don’t matter to me.” "It's worth more to you that this is here than to me. If you want to take a picture it's going to cost something or the s*** could just get broke.” Welcome to the streets of Brooklyn.  S*** just got real.

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Day 5—11 Recap

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
We are trying to find ways not to post a Banksy story each day during the month of Better Out Than In, and its getting hard. Today is a recap of all that has gone on in the streets of NYC since Saturday, with the special "Reble Rocket Attack" video of Sunday included here. Where to start... lonely hearts in Brooklyn, wandering gardens, signature rats, a political statement on the US military, cheap philosophy, and today, October 11, a meatpacking truck filled with stuffed animals called "The Sirens of the Lambs" that will tour NYC's meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.

2 New Banksy pieces in Brooklyn

Street Art // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Banksy continues his “New York Residency” creating two new works in the streets, this time both across the East River in Brooklyn. The first painted yesterday, was the image of a broken heart balloon painted in the Red Hook neighborhood. Due to cheap fame or other envious reasons, the heart was “sidebusted” quickly by a repeating Banksy “admirer” as we will call him. The second was marked on a door somewhere in Greenpoint...

Banksy: "Rebel Rocket Attack"

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 06, 2013
We told you that we were going to keep the Banksy month-long "Better Out Than In" project to recaps, but the video he released today was just way too good to pass up. Titled "Rebel Rocket Attack," it definitely proves you must be careful with who you fight with... 

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Days 1—4 Recap

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
As it appears that Banksy will indeed be dropping a new street piece everyday in NYC for the month of October, we are going to start keeping up with the posts each week in a Better Out Than In recap. Unless of course he does the Houston and Bowery wall in the middle of the night, or does something on the Empire State Building... 

Banksy Announces "Better Out Than In," An Artists Residency on the Streets of NY

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Banksy's just announced via his website, an attempt to host an entire art show on the streets of New York! He had hinted at something happening last month with an announcement of sorts for "Better Ourt Than In" on his website. This afternoon his website URL has changed and a more detailed announcement has appeared giving us more information about "an artist's residency on the streets of New York" and what looks to be an exciting month of new work! An instagram account of the same name was just announced...coincidence?

Banksy: “Better Out Than In”

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
We were wondering when Banksy would make an appearance again, as it has been over a year since the last London Olympics pieces. And then today, via the artist's website, the world was served an announcement of sorts of something happening in October 2013. 

Video: STREET ART FOR SALE

Street Art // Friday, April 19, 2013
We find it strange that in cities like London people are offering “Street art tours,” where guides steer you in the direction of all the best pieces by well-known artists. There is a large audience that has been built from the surge of work in the streets and just as much attention from art dealers and buyers hoping to make the right investment. Interesting perspective in this video depending on your point of view of street art.

Banksy Stencil Chiselled off the Wall for Auction

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Last year, we showed you a Banksy mural from the time around teh Queen's Jubilee, ridiculing child labor under the her reign. Well, the piece has been chiseled from its original location in London and is now up for Auction in Miami. Valued between $500,000 and $700,000, the extraction of the piece has angered the local community who were proud to have it on their streets.

Banksy for NEKST

Graffiti // Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The loss of graffiti artist NEKST has been felt around the world with countless (and really good) tributes and pieces in honor of the recently passed artist. Even Banksy has joined in the tributes, with a simple, understated animation on his site as you enter the main menu. Good touch.

Top 25 Banksy Pieces

Top List // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Love him, hate him, Banksy will always draw some sort of polarizing opinion. Most people will recognize that the man has wit that reaches the ends of the earth, while others think he is an overrated phenomenon that does not deserve the hype. Where do we stand? Well, simple; what other artist creates such a buzz, such a circus of excitement and debate every time they produce a new street piece or exhibition? Banksy creates EVENTS...  

Preview, Part 1: Bonhams Urban Art Auction

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In conjunction with Bonhams Auction House holding their first United States Urban Art Auction on October 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, we have previewing works and speaking with directors from Bonhams all week. Today, we look at a few of the works from Banksy, Chaz Bojorquez, and Blek Le Rat that will be up for auction next week. Who wants a rat?

In Conversation w/ Gareth Williams of Bonhams

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
In conjunction with Bonhams Auction House holding their first United States Urban Art Auction on October 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, we sit down with Gareth Williams, who oversees Bonhams contemporary, urban, and modern design sales at the London-based auctioneers. From the Banksy effect to the pieces in the new Urban Art Auction, Mr Williams gives insight into the world of auction houses and contemporary art sales.

The Art of Scott Campbell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Scott Campbell has a heart. Sometimes it's a bloody heart that is somehow smiling while being held by Mola Ram, sometimes it's a heart in the form of robot, and sometimes it's his own heart, which he loosely splashes over hundreds of watercolor paintings that all have a heart of their own.

The Banksy Olympics

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
With the London Olympics set to open on Friday, July 27, everyone is getting into the celebratory/satirical mood. Banksy was going to miss this opportunity to land a few punches and comical jabs at the increasingly corporate games, and he just produced two new street pieces to show his "support" of the Olympics.

You Are Not Banksy, Part 2, by Nick Stern

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Photographer Nick Stern has had a bit of fun with his You Are Not Banksy series where he recreates some of the most famed stencils from the Bristol-born artist into staged photography. We posted about the series last month, and now Stern has updated his series with new photographs and scenes. Something to enjoy on your Tuesday web browsing.

Bansky Tattoos

Tattoo // Friday, June 22, 2012
Unsurprisingly, a large number of you have gone out and gotten a Bansky-inspired tattoo from your local tattooist. We came across a collection of images from your achievements and put them together to show you that you all have the same interest in common. Bansky will live on. On You. Forever.

You Are Not Banksy by Nick Stern

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 02, 2012
You Are Not Banksy is the recreation of famed street artist, Bansky’s work by Los Angeles-based photographer, Nick Stern. Using models, props, and the recognizable works of the Bansky, Stern has brought the artist’s powerful imagery even further into the real world.

Photographer recreates Familiar Bansky Images

Street Art // Friday, June 01, 2012
You Are Not Banksy is the recreation of famed street artist, Bansky’s work by Los Angeles-based photographer, Nick Stern.  Using models, props, and the recognizable works of the Bansky, Stern has brought the artist’s powerful imagery even further into the real world.

Pictures On Walls Jubilee Special including Banksy's "Er..."

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
San Francisco just celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge by exploding a bunch of fireworks off the famed ocean crossing. The British are set to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's royal jubilee. aka, 60 years on the throne (at the throne?). To celebrate, Pictures on Walls has a few prints to honor the jubilee, including Banksy's "Er..." file that is available for you to download and print yourself.

Who needs an art dealer?

Graffiti // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    Banksy put some new images up on his website and this one caught our eyes immediately.  In many ways, the truth behind this is unsettling, but also certain people deserve a little recognition and if a monetary gain accompanies it, why not?

New Banksy Paintings and Outdoor Works

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Every few months, you get a Banksy piece popping up in public, a nice witty thing that circulates the web and gets everyone in a tizzy. But you rarely get to see a new chunk of Banksy paintings get posted on his site in a grouping, and the Bristol, UK-born artist just gave us a nice update of what he gets done in the studio. We always liked his "Sorry: The Lifestyle You Ordered is Currently Out of Stock" motto.

Banksy just in time for the Jubilee Celebration

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Some people get excited about new Banksy pieces, but we are far more excited about the Jubilee Celebration, marking the Queen's 60-year reign as top dog monarch of the United Kingdom. The piece was spotted on Turnpike Lane in London, and it seems that Mr. Banksy is commenting on the fact that the Union Jack you buy is made by a kid with a really good sense of headwear style. We kid .. . or we don't.

Banksy: New Origami Crane w/Goldfish Street Piece

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Always fun when a new Banksy piece surfaces, and although we don't have confirmation from the artist's site, this appears to be a new piece in the UK near some sort of industrial stream. Origami crane, goldfish in mouth, what appears to be a nice village, and soon to be a lot of pictures being taken.

New Book: "Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat"

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 09, 2012
Books are a good thing. When it comes to art, there is nothing better than a good art book. Banksy, who has had a few official, and unofficial successes in the book publishing world, is set to release a new collection, Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat, this July 2012. The 240-page hardcover collection will be published under the Carpet Bombing Culture house. And at $23, it ain't going to bankrupt you.

Preview: LA St. Seen @ Red Arrow Contemporary, Dallas

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 17, 2012
Our good friend Richard Duardo of Modern Multiples in Los Angeles will be curating LA St. Seen, a group exhibition at Red Arrow Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. The exhibition, that opens Saturday, February 18, will feature work from Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Retna, Mear One, Saber, Richard Duardo, Mark Dean Veca, Gajin Fujita, and another good friend, Gomez Bueno, will be exhibiting his famed Bueno Boxes.

Hotel in Australia Offers the Chance to Steal a Banksy

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 19, 2012
We had seen a few news reports about this in late December, but we couldn't quite wrap our heads around it. Art Series Hotels in Melbourne offered their guests the opportunity to steal a Banksy from the hotel grounds. If they got away with the theivery, they kept the art, and if they were caught, the work went back to the hotel. So, this begs the question, how do you not get caught?

Banksy "Fallen Soldier" Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 20, 2011
What we have always enjoyed about Banksy is that over the years he tends to release work in waves, and we are definitely on major workflow wave with the British artist. After his Cardinal Sin sculpture was exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool last week, Banksy just updated his site with this new work, the Fallen Soldier.

Banksy Cardinal Sin Sculpture @ Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 15, 2011
The news keeps coming; Banksy just placed a new sculpture, Cardinal Sin, at Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England. The piece, made in response to the child abuse scandals that the church seems to be known for these days, features a face taken off and replaced by blank bathroom tiles. Banksy noted in a statement, ":I'm never sure who deserves to be put on a pedestal or crushed under one."

Banksy: Two More In London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Maybe Banksy has been Christmas shopping and just out and about? Whatever the case, he has been quite busy, with pieces in London and Liverpool popping up over the past few weeks. He just did an ostrich head at the National Gallery and a nice comment about castles in the sky. Not really nice, but true.

Banksy: Even More New Work in London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sometimes, we need to wait to see if Banksy posts his work on his site in order to confirm the authenticity. Although it would be a lot more fun if he posted imposters' work on his site to throw us all off. Wait, maybe he did? Two new Banksy pieces just popped up in London. Check them after the jump . . .

Lifestyle Out of Stock

Street Art // Monday, December 12, 2011
New Banksy’s continue to pop up around London.  One can assume deliberately and strategically during the biggest consumer period of the year.  Lifestyle on backorder please.

Skywriter Plane by Banksy

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 12, 2011
Been a while since we seen any new Banksy work pop up. This new skywriter plane making a heart was spotted in Liverpool recently.

New Skywriter Plane by Banksy

Street Art // Saturday, December 10, 2011
Been a while since we seen any new Banksy work pop up. This new skywriter plane making a heart was spotted in Liverpool recently.

New Banksy in London

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 13, 2011
Our London correspondent, Butterfly, just sent us a few images of a new Banksy piece that went up where the famed King Robbo mural once stood in Camden. Butterfly told us, "Banksy drew the outline like King Robbo did back in 1985, and added a 'spray can' candle, as a well wisher to Robbo, currently in induced coma."

Banksy: Myth & Legends Book

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 27, 2011
As things with Banksy go, there is a little bit of legend and myth involved with almost every piece of art and story you hear. Therefore, it makes sense that there is a new book out (published by Carpet Bombing Culture) called Banksy Myth & Legends that dissects and examines the various unsolved mysterious surrounding the UK-artist.

Banksy vs King Robbo Documentary on UK Channel 4

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 16, 2011
If you have 45 minutes today, and you probably do because it is a Friday and most people we know are in full online video sharing mode, you can watch this Banksy vs King Robbo street art "battle," the most mainstream street art battle you can think of, documented on UK's Channel 4.

How to Steal Banksy Work From Its Original Street Location

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 30, 2011
We feel dirty just watching this, but we felt we should post this video of art dealers stealing, taking, ripping Banksy's work from a 2007 trip to Palestine (some of his best work in our minds) because, well it is interesting to see art dealers go to these lengths to steal, rob, take, rip a street art piece from a wall for a gallery show across the world.

The Art of Money

Street Art // Monday, August 29, 2011
Don’t know what to say about this, you have to watch it for yourself.  Everyone has a hustle, but something seems silly about all this and from what it looks like this gallery held an opening reception selling all these “legally acquired” Bansky pieces?  Most likely they will end up in a collectors house viewed only by a few elite friends, I say leave it in the street for all to appreciate.

Banksy For the West Country

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 21, 2011
Banksy did a bit of directional information for drivers in the UK recently, adding to the highway with a comment about the West Country and accents. We are not quite sure what it refers to, or what the accent is all about, but there must be laughter somewhere.

Banksy "The Antics Roadshow" in Full

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 15, 2011
We mentioned that UK Channel 4 was going to air the Banksy-produced "The Antics Roadshow," this weekend, charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics. Well someone placed the full 48 mins on the web for you to enjoy. Now it is back up, watch quickly...

The Antics Roadshow

Street Art // Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Banksy sure is persistent at keeping his name in the headlines.  He now has his own TV show, with the premise based on the history of behaving badly in public.  Sounds like an interesting topic right?  As Channel 4 states, “The Antics Roadshow examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.”

Interesting Timing: Banksy's The Antics Roadshow on UK's Channel 4

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Well, this is either the best timing, or the worse timing (our friends at Nuart think the same thing), as Banksy has produced a program for the UK's Channel 4 called "The Antics Roadshow," charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics. It airs this Saturday, August 13.

Banksy's Phone Is Tapped

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 05, 2011
Rupert Murdoch and his News Of the World team loved to hack a good phone line, and maybe Banksy was one of the lucky British folks who had a conversation recorded. Regardless, a clever piece posted on the Bristol artist's site . . .

The Banksy App

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 27, 2011
There are over 350,000 available apps in the App store right now, including the brand new Banksy App. No that's not a typo. So when you need to throw some Banksy knowledge down to your friends, or if your Grandma from London who used to read News of the World is in town, you can take her around.

Julia Kim Smith: At Home with Banksy series

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
We tried to resist the temptation of posting photographer Julia Kim Smith's new series, At Home with Banksy, because everyone seems to feel they are too good for Banksy news. But then we flipped and saw the actor Banksy reading the June issue of Juxtapoz featuring Ed Hardy, and we had to give a bow to Smith.

Banksy and War Boutique Exhibition at London's Andipa Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 13, 2011
As we noted last week, Banksy and War Boutique had their work put on exhibition at London's Andipa Gallery. The works are part of Andipa Gallery's collection. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, heading over to snap a few shots at the opening.

Banksy Pays for your Monday MOCA Admission

Street Art // Friday, June 10, 2011
We presume Banksy has done all right for himself, financially speaking, so maybe that’s an incentive to share a little.  The British street artist has paid for admissions to the "Art in the Streets" exhibition on Mondays through August 8th when the show closes.  In Banksy’s words, “I don't think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it”.  Agreed.  Now you have no excuse not to go.

Banksy and War Boutique at Andipa Gallery London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 24, 2011
At this point, Banksy has become a tad larger than life. Every breath he takes, every move he makes, the world is watching him (trying to get a Police reference together with that image up there). The Bristol artist will have original works on display at Anidpa Gallery in London starting on June 9, 2011.

Sights and Banksy at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 09, 2011
As we noted last week, Banksy was to release a poster at this past weekend's Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, with the subject matter being about the recent Tesco riots in Bristol. Our England correspondent, Butterfly, headed to Bristol to check out the commemorative souvenir poster and the sights.

Banksy's New Poster for Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
There is always a good story associated with a Banksy project, and the Bristol artist has just released a new print for the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair that occurs this Saturday, May 7, 2011. All proceeds for the print go to the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft and associates.

A New Banksy Rat?

Street Art // Tuesday, April 26, 2011
There hasn't been a 100% confirmation that this new piece in Fitzrovia, central London yesterday (Monday) is a Banksy, but it sure looks like it could be a stencil from the artist whom we just saw at MOCA a few weeks back...

First Look: Banksy at MOCA's "Art In the Streets"

Street Art // Thursday, April 14, 2011
Of course, Banksy was the "special guest" today at MOCA's Art In the Streets. The best kept non-secret had a large space next to Street Market, Jamie Reid, and a fantastic mural by Mode 2. Banksy brought in some really nice paintings, and a very large construction vehicle to, you know, hang out in a museum. More after the jump  . . .

Exclusive Community Video: "Banksy" Speaks On Oscar Snub

Street Art // Monday, February 28, 2011
A little birdie in the Juxtapoz community got creative with "Banksy" today and was able to "interview" the elusive artist about his Academy Award snub at the hands of "Inside Job." Yeah, let's keep it at that. Charlie Sheen has nothing on this. Exclusive video after the jump . . .

Banksy Again on "The Simpsons"

Street Art // Tuesday, February 22, 2011
We haven't watched an episode of "The Simpsons" in probably four years, because let's face it, it has become just a tad too zany over the past decade. But we did catch both Banksy appearances on the seminal FOX program, including the one this past weekend where Marge, Homer, and the fam go to the Academy Awards. More after the jump . . .

New Banksy's in Hollywood (WITH UPDATE)

Street Art // Wednesday, February 16, 2011
We know that with the Academy Awards coming up, Banksy would be heading to Southern California to support, in his own way, the nomination of his film Exit Through the Gift Shop for Best Documentary Feature. And when in Hollywood, Lauren Conrad is bound to be the first person to spot, and Tweet, the newest Banksy piece.

A Film About the Art of Banksy

Street Art // Monday, February 14, 2011
We are trying to get you ready for the Academy Awards and Banksy's nomination for Best Documentary Feature with "Exit Through the Gift Shop." In preparation, or perhaps your parent's and/or elder relations preparation, there is a short film out called "B Movie," A film about the art of Banksy. Good catch up watching after the jump . . . 

Printmaking Today and ROA Installation at Black Rat Projects in London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Tomorrow night (Thursday, February 10) at Black Rat Projects in London, they will be opening an exhibition titled Printmaking Today, as well as an installation by Belgian artist ROA. The annual Printmaking Today show will feature works by Swoon, Matt Small, Candice Tripp, Banksy, Damien Hirst, and a Henningham Family Press’ Chip Shop performance. More information after the jump . . .

"How To Sell A Banksy" Movie Trailer

Street Art // Thursday, January 27, 2011
There is only one rule: There are no rules. That's entertainment. Everyone is an opportunist to some degree, and if you are the guy trying to sell a Banksy, you might as well make a documentary. And if you want to intellectualize it ""HOW TO SELL A BANKSY" raises questions of ownership, authentication and the true value of art itself," says the filmmakers. We just like trailers, because we don't need to see the movie now. Watch it after the jump . . .

Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop Nominated for an Academy Award

Street Art // Tuesday, January 25, 2011
As if the masterplan was constructed this way all along, the Banksy-directed "Exit Through the Gift Shop," is nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Documentary Feature. That is right, a street art film that Banksy made is nominated for an Academy Award. Somewhere in the UK, there is a character named Banksy who is laughing... More after the jump . . .

Banksy Releases The Simpsons Intro Storyboards

Street Art // Friday, January 21, 2011
Nice to see Banksy update his site with some new works, and since all of us took the time to watch the Bristol, England artist art-direct the hallowed ground of "The Simpsons" introduction, Banksy took the time to release some of his storyboard sketches. More after the jump . . .

New Banksy Mural in Camden?

Street Art // Monday, January 17, 2011
We can't confirm that this is a Banksy mural in Camden in London, but because it is a bit fun to see a mural on the spot where Banksy and Robbo had their infamous row, we wanted to pass this along to you. More images after the jump . . .

Film of 2010, Part 1—Exit Through the Gift Shop

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 31, 2010
Perhaps the film that everyone wanted to pre-judge and dismiss as part of the perceived "over-hype" of Banksy turned out to be the biggest surprise of 2010. Not only was the film entertaining, funny, and controversial, but was actually a well-made, great bit of filmmaking. It transcended typical street art and art circles and became a film that masses could enjoy. Most people we spoke to, some of the early critics, even admired Banksy's 2010 project to reimagine the art world. More after the jump . . .

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington of Brooklyn Street Art Rank Top 10 Street Art of Decade

Street Art // Sunday, December 26, 2010
We trust the opinion of Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington of Brooklyn Street Art, and they just created a Top 10 list (everyone loves a Top 10 list) on the Huffington Post of the top street art moments of the decade. You have Blu, Banksy, Swoon, Faile, Revs, Dan Witz, and a few other mainstays on the list. More after the jump . . .

Banksy says his movie is real, nominated for top British film award

Street Art // Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Exit Through the Gift Shop continues to have a strong year, as Banksy's film was nominated by the London Critics' Circle for the Breakthrough British Filmmaker award. Not bad for someone who came in halfway on the project (or so it seems). And on that front, Mr Banksy says the film is entirely true. More after the jump . . .

Banksy's new print sales going to legal defense of VOINA

Street Art // Saturday, December 11, 2010
Banksy just released his new print through Pictures on Walls titled "Choose Your Weapon." That is significant unto itself, but what makes it even more so is that fact that Banksy is taking all the proceeds of the 4 versions and donating it to the defense fund of VOINA, a Russian art collective in prison for drawing a large, um, phallus on a KGB building in St Petersburg. More after the jump . . .

Opening photos from the new Santa's Ghetto, MARKS & STENCILS

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Our own resident blogger, Sandra Butterfly, has definitely been patrolling the new Marks & Stencils show going on in SOHO in London right now, and she was there for the Pictures on Walls produced show with a bunch of pictures. More pictures, plus a picture of Banksy's teaser ode-to Keith Haring print after the jump . . .

Banksy Installs in UK's HMV Music Stores to Promote Exit Through the Gift Shop DVD

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 14, 2010
For all of you that have been accusing Banksy of ‘selling out,’ here may just be further fodder. To promote his DVD release of the wildly popular Exit Through the Gift Shop, the artist – along with his expansive advising team – installed three original pieces in HMV music stores in London and Bristol, England.

Exclusive Interview with Robbo: On Banksy, Graffiti and More

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 14, 2010
There are two sides to every story: Robbo talks exclusively to Juxtapoz about graffiti, his ongoing feud with Banksy, and his return to the art world.

Banksy rocks Sundance festival with Gift Shop Film

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 26, 2010
If Looks like Banksy has made a successful transition to film with his film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival.
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