Street Art // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
One thing is for certain; the mentioning of Bansky’s name provokes strong opinions. Ever since the British artist has set up his New York residency “Better Out Than In,” we have seen both the haters and the praisers come out in hoards. Undeniably, the infamous artist is really, really good at getting major media attention and creating hype. So, when we saw his day #23 update that read “Today’s art has been cancelled due to police activity” it appeared to us as another piece in creating additional controversy, which in the end leads to more discussion, attention, and hype. Plus even Banksy need a day off, right?
Street Art // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
$1.1 million US dollars is how much a removed Banksy artwork sold at a private auction held by a London-based company named Sincura Group over the weekend. The group that specializes in hard to find aka unobtainable items for clients sold the piece to an unnamed buyer. The artwork was originally stenciled on the side of a thrift store in London where it received considerable attention from locals and street art fans before it was mysteriously removed. The piece first went up for sale at an auction in Miami, but was withdrawn from the auction after pressure from an organized international campaign.