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Banksy funds refugee rescue boat Louise Michel

In 2019 elusive artist Banksy announced that he would finance a boat to rescue refugees attempting to reach Europe from north Africa. The vessel, named Louise Michel after a French feminist anarchist, set off in secrecy on 18 August from … Continue reading

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London: Aida Wilde for disConnect Project

During during the COVID-19 pandemic,ten international artists have been invited by Schoeni Projects in collaboration with HK Walls to create site specific installations inside a Victorian house in South London for  ‘disCONNECT’. The exhibition reflects on the creative and physical … Continue reading

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Covid’Art: Banksy’s intervention on the London tube

Following recent announcements that protective masks should be strongly recommended or mandatory when in public transport. Elusive artist is spreading his message to wear a mask in a humoristic way. He recently shared a video on his social account showing … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

  The Mayor of Washington, DC, just had ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted in 35-foot-wide letters on the protest route leading to the White House. It was intended to send a message of support and solidarity to Americans outraged over the … Continue reading

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Covid’Art: Banksy ‘Game Changer’ gift to the NHS

Banksy has donated a new piece of artwork to be displayed in a hospital corridor of Southampton General Hospital. The piece, entitled Game Changer shows a boy dressed in dungarees playing with a nurse superhero toy, with figures of Batman … Continue reading

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Covid’Art: More colouring packs from your favourite artists

We have gathered additional colouring pages from your favourite artists to let your creativity loose during these uncertain times. You can also check our previous selection here. Illegal painting from Toulouse presents 2 volumes of colouring pages (link)  featuring 62 … Continue reading

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Covid’Art: Get creative with colouring packs from your favourite artists

During this quarantine period, we would like to thank artists who are offering generously their artworks for download as colouring sheets to keep the little ones busy but also get everybody to show their artistic sides. Only requirement is to … Continue reading

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Covid’Art: Artists tribute to Healthcare support staff – Free Download

With the COVID-19 pandemic, artists around the world are creating Thank You tributes to all essential frontline workers in all fields who help provide our food and services, and to all the doctors and nurses and medical professionals that are … Continue reading

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Artist Focus: Icy & Sot (IR)

During this period of lockdown, we look through the artistic journey of Iranian brothers  Icy & Sot and their recent show ‘Fences Faces’ at Magda Gallery in Paris. Iranian refugees now living in New York, they started their practice using … Continue reading

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London: Watch this space @ Lazinc

Since November the ‘Watch This Space‘ project has transformed the Lazinc gallery in London into an open studio where over 25 artists share their processes and create site-specific works in front of the visitor’s eyes. Curated by Magda Danysz ,this … Continue reading

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Bristol: Banksy new mural for Valentines

A new mural popped up in Banksy’s hometown yesterday baring all the hallmarks of the elusive artist. Located in Barton hill, precisely where he started painting graffiti in his early days, the new artwork depicts a little girl holding a … Continue reading

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Daniel Arsham ‘Paris 2030’ at Galerie Perrotin

Galerie Perrotin in Paris is currently showing ‘Paris 2030‘ an exhibition of new works by New York-based artist Daniel Arsham (covered here), through March 21, 2020. For this exhibition, Daniel Arsham is presenting a new suite of large-scale sculptures based … Continue reading

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Book Release: Street Art Today 2

Following the 2016 book release Street Art Today, we are pleased to have contributed again to a new version of the book entitled Street Art Today 2 with Björn Van Poucke and Elise Luong by Lannoo Publishers. Street Art Today … Continue reading

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Birmingham: Banksy festive artwork to highlight homelessness

Banksy has unveiled new artwork in Birmingham to highlight homelessness this Christmas. The painted mural appeared on a brick wall on Vyse Street in the city’s jewellery quarter on 9 December. In a video posted to Banksy’s Instagram page, a … Continue reading

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London: Stormzy portrait goes on display at the National Portrait Gallery

The cover art for Stormzy’s upcoming album has been hung in the National Portrait Gallery in London. The photographic portrait by Mark Mattock is on display in the gallery from December 5 and displays the south London artist holding the … Continue reading

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Video: Hisham Echafaki for the Musee de la Poste

 

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Paris: Okuda & Remed “Temples et Ames”

ADDA & SARTO Gallery in Paris is currently showing a duo exhibition with artists OKUDA and REMED titled ‘ Temples et Ames’. One is from Lille in France, the other from Santander in Spain. Madrid adopted them both and they … Continue reading

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Paris: Hisham Echafaki for the Musee de la Poste

The Musee de la Poste has been undergoing massive transformation and architectural refurbishing during the past 6 years. To celebrate its reopening, we have collaborated with artist Hisham Echafaki to create specific artworks for the facade of the new building. … Continue reading

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Banksy’s online store: ‘Why does art matter?’

Two weeks ago Banksy opened a homewares store called Gross Domestic Product TM in Croydon, South London ( see our coverage here ). He made it clear that interested buyers weren’t in for a regular shopping experience and while the … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Rose Beton Biennale Part II

We continue our coverage of the Rose Beton Biennale in Toulouse ( check our previous report here). In parallel to the open air gallery, with street walls being painted throughout the city, the Museum of contemporary art, Les Abattoirs is … Continue reading

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Smashing record of £9.8m for Banksy Devolved Parliament at Sotheby’s London

Banksy’s painting depicting chimpanzees sitting in parliament has sold for more than £9million at auction, breaking the record price for a work of the elusive British artist. ‘Devolved parliament’, in which chimpanzees replace politician in the House of Commons, measures … Continue reading

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London: Kaws – Black Out at Skarstedt

KAWS just opened a new solo exhibition called ‘BLACK OUT’ at Skarstedt in London. Featuring a series of ten new abstract paintings and two new sculptures. BLACKOUT coincides with KAWS: COMPANIONSHIP IN THE AGE OF LONELINESS at the National Gallery … Continue reading

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London: Banksy – Gross Domestic Product Installation

During the busy Frieze Art week 2019, elusive artist Banksy has opened a new pop up store overnight in Croydon, South London called Gross Domestic Product. In a statement Banksy mentions it follows a legal dispute over Banksy’s trademark. “[It … Continue reading

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Paris: District 13 Art Fair 2019

The second edition of District 13 – International Art Fair returns to Drouot auction house in Paris from 25 to 29 September 2019. Featuring 17 international galleries, the District 13 – International Art Fair presents a global landscape of emerging … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Rose Beton Biennale 2019

MOMO The third edition of The ROSE BETON FESTIVAL becomes a biennale dedicated to urban practices and cultures in Toulouse. National and international artists continue to  invade the Pink City walls and cultural venues. Back in  2016 legendary graffiti artist … Continue reading

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Grenoble: Obey Giant – 30 Years of Resistance

To kick start the 30th Year anniversary of Obey Giant, the Street Art Fest in Grenoble (France) presents the largest exhibition ever organized dedicated to the prolific career of American artist Shepard FAIREY. Starting in 1989, Shepard Fairey became known … Continue reading

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Mr. & Pharrell Williams ‘Call to Action’ (Paris)

The Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts (MNAAG) in Paris, home to the largest collection of Asian arts in Europe, gave ‘Carte Blanche’ to a site-specific installation created by Japanese contemporary artist Mr. and curated by Pharrell Williams : it’s … Continue reading

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Grenoble: Rose Girl Mural by Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey and the Obey Giant team kicked off the start of the Obey 30th world tour in Grenoble, France with a new mural titled ‘Rose Girl’ for the Street Art Fest curated by Jerome Catz. The mural features a … Continue reading

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London: Banksy back to the Royal Academy

Banksy created a new artwork for upcoming The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition that will open to the public on 10 June in London. Following last year’s participation with ‘Vote to Love’ (covered here) , Banksy created another politically charged artwork … Continue reading

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Banksy stunt during the Venice Biennale 2019

During the opening of the Venice Biennale a few stencils appeared across the city which gave indication of the presence of the elusive British artist. While still unconfirmed yet, a politically charged piece shows a young child wearing a life … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Josie Morway – Remediators

In parallel to the Lucky 13 Group show (covered), Corey Helford Gallery is also hosting a solo exhibit ‘The Remediators’ by Boston-based painter and designer Josie Morway. Combining technical influences of oil paintings from Dutch Masters and religious icon paintings … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Ben Frost – Pure Sugar

Australian artist, Ben Frost is currently featured at Corey Helford Gallery with an explosive exhibition of over 70 new works, entitled “Pure Sugar.” Ben Frost, who is coming off a recent collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott for his Winter … Continue reading

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London: Banksy new artwork supporting Extinction Rebellion protests

A new Banksy mural appeared in Marble Arch, London to mark the end of the 10 days of climate change protests by Extinction Rebellion activists. The environmental artwork sprung up on a wall in Marble Arch around the time the … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Lucky 13 at Corey Helford Gallery

Corey Helford Gallery is currently celebrating its 13th Anniversary with a group show co-curated by graffiti artist Kelly (RISK) Graval : LUCKY 13- FINE ART OF STREET & GRAFFITI When Corey Helford opened in Culver City in 2006 and street … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Takashi Murakami – GYATEI2

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is currently showing a new exhibition entitled GYATEI² at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition title comes from the Buddhist Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra), an incantation often chanted by Zen groups before or after … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Hisham Echafaki at The Other Art Fair

London based artist Hisham Echafaki is currently exhibiting a new series of large scale multidimensional paintings at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles. Continuing to push the limits, the trompe l’oeil effects are so intricately done, that the eyes … Continue reading

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Paris: Jean-Michel Othoniel ‘Oracles’

Galerie Perrotin presents a new solo show of French contemporary artist Jean-Michel Othoniel in Paris, following several important personal exhibitions in Canada, USA and France in 2018. Jean-Michel Othoniel’s enchanting aesthetics revolves around the notion of emotional geometry. Using the … Continue reading

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Celebration of Female Artists

We would like to celebrate our favorite female artists worldwide, who are pushing boundaries in graffiti /street art as well as contemporary art. The list is unlimited so we are sending much love and support to ALL the female artists. Keep … Continue reading

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London : el Seed – Tabula Rasa

Tunisian-French contemporary artist, eL Seed has just opened his first UK exhibition entitled Tabula Rasa at Lazinc in London. We documented his previous visit to the UK capital in 2015 ( see here), where he painted a mural with this … Continue reading

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Banksy News

Three major headlines related to Banksy London: Banksy enters the permanent collection of the British Museum The British Museum in London has acquired its first work by the anonymous artist, a fake £10 banknote depicting Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, … Continue reading

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Paris: André x Futura – Chez Nous

André & Futura have joined forces for a unique collaborative show at Danysz Gallery in Paris with their signature pictorial characters. Aptly entitled André x Futura – Chez Nous, the show presents a series of unseen works where they answer … Continue reading

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Banksy ‘ Season Greetings ‘

For the festive season, Banksy just revealed a new artwork in Port Talbot, South Wales. As usual placement is key and the image appears on two sides of a garage depicting a child enjoying snow falling – while the other … Continue reading

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London: Sweet Toof – Mid Nite Crisis

Legendary UK street artist Sweet Toof is returning to the London East End (118 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7NY) with a solo exhibition entitled Mid Nite Crisis. Opening on the 14th of December, the exhibition features paintings, sculptures, ceramics, miniature portraits, … Continue reading

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London: Art Car Boot Fair Christmas Wrap Party

Running for the 15th year, The Art Car Boot Fair  brings together 70 arists in a covered venue in the heart of Vauxhall’s gallery district for its Christmas Wrap Party. Artists show up in person to flog their specially made … Continue reading

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London: Seth- Chambrum Rangeam

Dorothy Circus Gallery is currently showing a double solo shows in Rome and London, with French street artist Seth. Julien Malland, aka SETH, portrays children, dwelling in imaginary environments that, like in a trompe l’oeil painting, belong to our reality … Continue reading

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London: Choose Love – Help Refugees and win a Banksy

In the middle of Carnaby street in London during the busy Christmas shopping period, a new pop up shop opened with a mission: help refugees. Choose Love is the world’s first shop where you can buy real products for refugees. … Continue reading

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Milan: Tavar Zawacki – Shapeshifting ( Wunderkammern)

While in Milan we popped by to see the latest exhibition of Californian based artist Tavar Zawacki aka Above, whom we previously met in Berlin ( see our coverage here) in 2017. For twenty years (1996–2016) the artist created and … Continue reading

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Milan: The Art of Banksy – A Visual Protest

Various exhibitions of Banksy’s work have taken place in art galleries, but until now no public museum has ever given the artist a solo exhibition. The Italian culture museum in Milan, MUDEC – Museo delle Culture – is presenting for … Continue reading

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Paris: FIAC Highlights 2018

Two weeks after FRIEZE in London, Paris attracts the center of the art world for a week with FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain). Located in the spectacular venue of the Grand Palais, the 45th edition of FIAC featured 195 galleries … Continue reading

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London: Moniker Art Fair 2018

Moniker Art Fair returned to East London last week, celebrating their 10th edition, by taking over the upper floor of The Old Truman Brewery and extending their 30,000 square foot fair space outdoors with their first-ever Formula-E art car painted … Continue reading

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