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25 juillet 2012 3 25 /07 /juillet /2012 19:32

Banksy has issued 2 new paintings on his website,

so as to show he'll keeep on street spray-painting  --no matter how clean London streets might be made...

 

http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/images/bb_xclose.jpg

 

"London 2012: the graffiti clampdown is like Versailles versus the sans-culottes"

"Tourists don't come to London for shining perfection. They come for old and new in chaotic ungainly juxtaposition. And they come, partly, for Banksy. The prince of street art is our most famous contemporary artist, however much the moneyed art world would like to believe otherwise. Banksy postcards and canvas Banksy reproductions sell alongside royal memorabilia in London – west country man as he may be. So how is the Olympics benefiting London by enforcing a clean-up of its most globally recognised art movement ? [...]"

  

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/The_Guardian.svg/250px-The_Guardian.svg.png

Full article  ^^^   click above


Street art is seen by the Olympics as a problem to be solved. It's not, it's part of London's identity, and a reason why people visit [...] The Guardian logo  to read the article by Jonathan Jones (July 20, 2012)

 

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"Will London Really Erase Banksy's  New Olympics Art ?"

"In cleaning up London's graffiti for the Olympics city authorities threaten to squelch the work of one of its biggest celebrities, the street artist Banksy, but on Monday the secretive graffiti artist showed he wouldn't be deterred from creating Olympics-related art while the whole world is watching. The new pieces that appeared on  Banksy's website put police, who've threatened to remove any graffity they find, in the position of having to power-wash valuable artwork. [...]"

http://cdn.theatlanticwire.com/img/site/wire-logo.png

Full article  ^^^   click above


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24 juillet 2012 2 24 /07 /juillet /2012 14:09

The Cultural Show

the video highlights the artist's multiple sides :

 

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7 août 2011 7 07 /08 /août /2011 08:27

Banksy's mural in East London

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/2011/08/tapphoned_0.jpg

The Daily Mail decodes the image :

"It depicts a water tap being called - a tap phoned - with a simulated phone ringing 'Brinngg, Brinngg' as well as a confused person with a thought bubble which reads 'Oh no... my tap's been phoned.' "

 

'The Guardian' online hasn't reported yet, but meanwhile you can browse their previous articles on Banksy in the 'Art & Design' Section

  


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9 mars 2011 3 09 /03 /mars /2011 08:34

>>>  "Exit to the Gift Shop"  -Banksy's documentary film

was released last year.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/The_Cat.jpg/120px-The_Cat.jpg

The article from 'The Independent' (February 17, 2011) :

http://www.independent.co.uk/independent.co.uk/images/logo-london.png

tells you about the artist and his documentary film... now.

 

The document below (blue folder) shows English language points worth focusing on I highlighted in the article :

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Computers/thumb_open_folder_blue.png

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12 décembre 2010 7 12 /12 /décembre /2010 23:19

"Exit Through The Gift Shop"

A documentary about the street art superstar

To read Banksy's interview (from the French newspaper 'Le Monde')

click on Banksy's rat :

http://banksyfilm.com/images/filmstills_thumbs_003.jpg

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14 octobre 2010 4 14 /10 /octobre /2010 00:02

Banksy 

is a British graffiti artist and a political activist


 SELECTIVE  WEBOGRAPHYWIKIPEDIA ARTICLE 

  Banksy's website
(see the "Outdoors" page !)

 four-picture slideshow 
  Banksy fakes Edward Hopper

          A   slideshow in the First Post 
  Banksy on Flick'r Gallery 
           

BANKSY  TARGETS  THE  SIMPSONS

On October 21, the latest Simpsons episode will show an intro

created by Banksy :

 "MoneyBART"

"It's the first time an artist has been invited to storyboard part of the show and when you see it, you'll be shocked that he made it past the network executives.  Amazing, quite dark, and incredibly complex." WoosterCollective says... and they're dead right !

ARTICLES :

from the BBCnews :
  "Banksy creates new Simpsons title sequence"
from the Guardian (October 11) :
"Banksy takes Simpsons into sweatshop"

 

Watch ITV short report - Though the picture is identical...

the video is different  :-)   

 

The transcript is in the red folder  -click !

 

Actually the artist had already sprayed a parody of the Simpsons :

updated March 29, 2011

In conclusion, here is an 08'03" video I found on YouTube channel. Actually it is rather a slide show which displays numerous spray paintings and graffiti he made in many countries. I hope you'll like them -I think they're worth watching :-)

 

 

Well... this short trip throughout Banksy's sprayed art and ideas is over... for now ! I hope you've enjoyed it and you'll find these websources useful  : don't hesitate to send your feedback in a comment :o)

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>>>  Banksy's Simpsons Intro on YouTube Channel <<<


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