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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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."
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.
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 . . .