Banksy painting that self-destructed displayed in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — A Banksy painting that shocked onlookers as it partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going on display in Germany.
The Frieder Burda museum in Baden-Baden said Monday that "Girl with Balloon," which self-destructed last year after an unidentified European collector successfully bid $1.4 million at a Sotheby's auction, will be shown from Feb. 5 through March 3.
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The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy's gloriously gory satire "Velvet Buzzsaw" a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary.
French police investigate theft of Banksy art at Bataclan
PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says police are investigating the theft of an artwork by the British artist Banksy that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attacks at the Bataclan music hall in Paris.
Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place
LONDON (AP) — A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000).
The artwork in Port Talbot shows a child playing in falling ash from a dumpster fire, an apparent reference to the steel town's air pollution.
Security guards were hired to protect the work after it appeared in December on a steelworker's garage.
Banksy’s new artwork in Wales: A comment on air pollution?
LONDON (AP) — Street artist and social commentator Banksy has apparently popped up in Wales, leaving a new artwork on a garage in Port Talbot that references the town's air pollution.
A video posted to his official Instagram account on Wednesday afternoon had close-ups of the piece.
Banksy exhibit opens in Milan on heels of auction stunt
MILAN (AP) — The MUDEC museum in Milan is hosting the first exhibit of street-artist Banksy's works in an Italian public museum, just weeks after the artist grabbed international attention by partially shredding one of his works at a London auction.
Curator Gianni Mercurio said Tuesday that the stunt boosted the artist's popularity with the general public but also the art establishment.
Banksy posts video saying incomplete shredding a malfunction
Banksy posted a new video to his website Tuesday implying the partial shredding of his "Girl With Balloon" at a London auction was supposed to have been complete.
Sale on for Banksy painting that self-destructed at auction
LONDON (AP) — The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase, auctioneer Sotheby's said Thursday.
The auction house said a female European collector was the successful bidder, agreeing to pay 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million) for "Girl With Balloon." But just after the hammer came down, and to the shock of those in the saleroom, the bottom half of the work passed through a shredder concealed in the frame.
Banksy artwork self-destructs just after $1.4 million sale
LONDON (AP) — Art prankster Banksy has struck again.
A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million). In an Instagram post Saturday, Banksy claimed the dramatic artistic payoff had been years in the making.
Robin Williams artworks, memorabilia to be auctioned
NEW YORK (AP) — Artworks owned by Robin Williams and memorabilia from his career including autographed scripts, awards and props will be auctioned in the fall.
Sotheby's announced Friday that the collection of Williams and his wife, Marsha, will be auctioned in New York on Oct. 4.
The sale will include street art by Banksy and Shepard Fairey, furniture and decorative art and more than 40 watches from Williams' personal collection.
Banksy Splashes Paris with Works on Migrants
PARIS (AP) — Banksy is believed to have taken his message on migration to Paris, which has seen seven works attributed to the provocative British street artist.
The works attributed to Banksy have been discovered in recent days, including one near a former center for migrants at the city's northern edge that depicts a child spray-painting wallpaper over a swastika.
NEW YORK (AP) — British graffiti artist Banksy is drawing crowds to his New York City mural but for an unfortunate reason.
It seems somebody added a signature tag to his artful protest of the imprisonment of a Turkish artist and journalist.
New Banksy work protests jailing of Turkish artist
NEW YORK (AP) — British graffiti artist Banksy has created a New York mural protesting the imprisonment of a Turkish artist and journalist.
Zehra Dogan, an ethnic Kurd, was jailed after painting the Turkish flag flying over the rubble of a destroyed town.
New Banksy Mural Supports Jailed Turkish Artist
3-month citywide arts exhibit opens Sunday in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Collages by jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, three versions of a work by Yoko Ono, a dream-like video about jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden, a steam calliope that plays African-American protest music, and a chunk of wall bearing a restored mural by graffiti artist Banksy are among hundreds of works to be shown as part of or during a citywide exhibit called Prospect.4.
Banksy’s ‘Haight Street Rat’ on display in Windsor
Street-art enthusiasts take note — there's a rare, brief opportunity to see a bonafide painting by the elusive, anonymous British artist Banksy.
2 huge Trump murals appear on West Bank barrier
BETHELEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Two murals showing an oversized President Donald Trump have appeared on Israel's West Bank separation barrier, just yards from where the elusive artist Banksy decorated a hotel earlier this year.
The new drawings popped up on the edge of Bethlehem, the Palestinian city where the barrier largely consists of a wall of towering slabs of concrete.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana library will put an original piece of artwork on display from the England-based street artist Banksy.
The public can see the piece called "Haight Street Rat" for free starting Aug. 4 at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. The Kokomo Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2sDeji1 ) Banksy created the work in San Francisco.
LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy has rescinded his offer of a free artwork to voters who oppose the Conservatives in Britain's election, after being warned it breached electoral rules.
The artist had offered prints of a new limited-edition artwork to voters in Conservative-held seats around his hometown of Bristol in southwest England.
LONDON (AP) — The street artist Banksy has let the world know his take on Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
Banksy has created a large mural in the British port of Dover showing a workman chipping away one of the 12 stars on the EU flag. His representatives Monday confirmed the work is genuine.
Banksy’s West Bank Hotel Opens for Guests
Brad Pitt missed the Oscars to work on a sculpture.
The 53-year-old actor was one of the producers on Best Picture winner 'Moonlight' but was noticeably absent from the Academy Awards last weekend, and it has now been claimed he skipped the ceremony because he's tied up with an art project.
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BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the worst view in the world."
Naked Donald Trump could be yours! Statue up for auction
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Naked Donald Trump could be yours.
Celebrity auction house Julien's Auctions said Wednesday that it will sell one of the life-sized naked Trump statues that artist collective INDECLINE installed around the country earlier this month at an upcoming auction.