Posts tagged "banksy"

I Want To Go To There: Dismaland

Whoa, all of a sudden I’m not bored with Banksy anymore: The well-hyped street artist has created a huge public installation called Dismaland, a theme park occupying an abandoned seaside resort in Weston-Super-Mare in the UK.
It’s a riff on Disneyland, obviously, and is as sort of gruesome and gloomy as the

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2015

10 Great Chicago Street Artists, To Demonstrate That Street Art Isn’t Just Banksy

You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it’s not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to list…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

Banksy’s Latest Takes Aim At Cellphone Addiction

Banksy’s latest work sure hits close to home, doesn’t it? The painting was posted to the artist’s website on Monday, and then the original was finally found by a number of fans in Bristol, England, where he allegedly grew up. The British press has already given the painting the name “Mobile Lovers,” but I think…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2014

RIP Society: Walmart Tried To Sell Banksy Prints, Failed Miserably

I was about to pack it up and call it a day when I saw that Walmart was selling the work of graffiti artist Banksy on their website starting at the low price of $25 — the most ironic being the work entitled “Destroy Capitalism.” Walmart’s in-house art expert (?) speculated that Banksy would “probably…

Ami Angelowicz / December 4, 2013

Banksy’s Back! Check Out His New Work

Everyone’s favorite graffiti artist Banksy announced his month-long NYC residency on Instagram a couple days ago, and his subversive and witty take on street art has been popping up in all sorts of places from Chinatown to the West Side. Yesterday, he headed over to Brooklyn, where he added some cheeky commentary. This one’s our…

Megan Reynolds / October 5, 2013

Banksy Comes Out For The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

In his own special Banksy way, the graffiti artist joined the celebration for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This painting of Her Majesty sporting David Bowie’s signature Ziggy Stardust face paint appeared in the artist’s hometown of Bristol yesterday morning. It replaced another Banksy work of art that showed a boy with a paper bag creeping…

Ami Angelowicz / June 5, 2012

Can You Guess The Wifey?

Meet 31-year-old Joy Millward. She works as a parliamentary lobbyist in the UK and she is married to a very famous, yet very elusive man. Can you guess who her hubby is? Find out after the jump.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2011

Kate Moss Was Robbed! Burglar Took Off With Her Banksy Portrait

Breaking into a supermodel’s house is easier than you would think. Police in London say a burglar nabbed $115,000 worth of art from Kate Moss’ house on Thursday night while she, boyfriend Jamie Hince, and her mother, Linda, were upstairs sleeping. The thief took off with three paintings, including a portrait of Moss allegedly done…

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2010

Forever 21’s Blatant Banksy Copycat

Please, Forever 21, at least try to make it look like you’re not totally ripping off the street artist Banksy with this $22 cotton hoodie. Admittedly, he probably doesn’t care that he’s being ripped off by a mall chain store: Banksy is so “arty” that he doesn’t sell doodads with his designs on them; instead…

Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2010

Love Vandal: Banksy’s Heart-Work

Reader Brenna sent us a couple photos of graffiti by elusive British street artist Banksy. Keep reading to see the second one.

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.

Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Disney Push-Up Bras, Heart Attacks, And Banksy’s Sex Life

Which is more difficult for Disney to control: its licensees or Miley Cyrus’ image? [Slate]…

Catherine Strawn / May 1, 2008