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Banksy

Sotheby’s 'Banksy-ed' as painting 'self-destructs' live at auction

Girl with a Balloon (2006) had just hammered at £860,000

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Banksy

Banksy seller's stringent instructions for Sotheby's revealed

Sotheby's directors speak out for the first time since Girl With Balloon was half shredded at auction

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In the Sotheby’s saleroom with the self-destructing Banksy, plus Bauhaus pioneer Anni Albers

We go behind the scenes of one of the most publicised stunts in auction history with our correspondent Anny Shaw who was there that evening. Then we get a tour of Tate Modern's Anni Albers retrospective with its curator Briony Fer, speak to the artist's biographer Charles Darwent and the head of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Nicholas Fox Weber. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Auctions

Banksy renames shredded painting Love Is In the Bin as work sells to winning bidder after a week of negotiation

Girl With Balloon canvas ‘self-destructed’ live at Sotheby’s last week in one of the most publicised stunts in auction history

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Art market

Plucky Brits: Banksy self-destructs and Jenny Saville makes £9.5m record for a living female artist

Just when we thought Frieze week was all over, twists and turns provide high drama at Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale on Friday night

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Banksy

Banksy’s viral post about unauthorised Russian show is a sign of its success, organiser says

The street artist’s Instagram comment that the show has “nothing to do with me” set off an online debate about artists’ rights—which made him LOL

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Banksy

Imprisoned Turkish artist Zehra Dogan smuggles thank-you letter to Banksy

Bristolian street artist unveiled New York mural in March in protest against her arrest

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Art market

Banksy painting sells for record £1.5m as ‘greatest hits’ show opens at London gallery

Prices for larger works by the Bristolian street artist could fetch more than £5m

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Street art

Banksy’s records will tumble in ‘greatest hits’ show, former dealer says

Highest price to date is $1.9m, but Steve Lazarides says some paintings have a £2m-plus price tag

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Street art

Banksy brings his street art social critique to New York

The UK graffiti artist has put up a string of murals and stencils in the city

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Artists

Banksy and Danny Boyle create Alternativity in Bethlehem, despite never meeting

Street artist and film director staged performance that was filmed for BBC Two documentary which will air this weekend

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The Year In Review

From VR masterpieces to PR disasters: 2017's ups and downs

The Art Newspaper team assesses the art world's fortunes in a turbulent year

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Street art

New Banksy work in Bethlehem says ‘sorry’ for UK’s Balfour Declaration

Work was revealed by actor dressed as Queen Elizabeth II, marking 100th anniversary of contentious declaration

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Barbican

Barbican 'in discussion' to preserve Banksy murals inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition

British street artist’s latest works poke fun at the zero-tolerance approach to graffiti around the London gallery