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Banksy Explains His Self-Destructing Painting Was Supposed to Be Shredded Entirely

Earlier this month, Banksy shocked the assemblage at a Sotheby's auction in London when the frame for a copy of his 2006 piece "Girl With Balloon" shredded…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 18, 2018

Banksy Painting Self-Destructs Moments After Going for $1.4 Million at Auction

English visual artist Banksy pulled one of the biggest stunts of his career Friday night at a Sotheby's auction in London. A framed version of…
Rob Arcand / October 6, 2018

Documentary About Danny Boyle and Banksy’s Christmas Nativity Play to Premiere This Weekend

This month, Danny Boyle and Banksy collaborated on an odd project: The celebrated British filmmaker agreed to help the infamous street artist, whom Boyle had never met,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 12, 2017

Listen to a Player Piano Version of Tom Waits’ “Innocent When You Dream” From Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel Lobby

Tom Waits recorded an instrumental version of his song "Innocent When You Dream" for a player piano situated in the lobby of Banksy’s Walled Off…
Stereogum / October 31, 2017

Goldie May Have Accidentally Given Out Banksy’s Secret Identity

The secret identity of the world-conquering street artist Banksy has been subject to speculation for many years. The guy's been around for long enough that…
Andy Cush / June 23, 2017

Trent Reznor, Elton John, Flea, More to Appear at Banksy’s New Hotel Installation

Notorious UK street artist Banksy's sequel to last year's Dismaland "bemusement park" is a cartoonish-looking nine-room hotel in Bethlehem, Israel called "The Walled Off Hotel." Artists collaborated…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 8, 2017

L.A. Artist Plastic Jesus Unveils Dumb Kanye West Statue on Hollywood Boulevard

Are you familiar with Plastic Jesus? Well, he's an L.A.-based artist who specializes in sub-Banksy street art like this dumb thing, and this, and, man,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 22, 2017

Banksy Interviews Run the Jewels, All Other Interviews Null and Void

To promote Run the Jewels' upcoming performance at U.K. artist Banksy's theme park, "Dismaland," the "bemusement park" mastermind has interviewed El-P and Killer Mike for The Guardian. As…
Harley Brown / August 22, 2015

Massive Attack and Run the Jewels to Play Banksy’s New Theme Park

The anonymous street artist known as Banksy has opened a super-dark pop-art "theme park" — or "bemusement park" — called Dismaland. Open for five weeks in,…
Rachel Brodsky / August 20, 2015