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Banksy record leads a smash-hit Sotheby’s auction which sees young artists soar to extraordinary heights

Asian collectors were behind much of the high bidding for hot emerging artists including Jadé Fadojutimi, Ewa Juszkiewicz and Flora Yukhnovich

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Banksy world record as shredded work sells to Asian collector for £18.6m at Sotheby's

A previous painting called Girl with Balloon was shredded live at a Sotheby's auction three years ago, the resulting work, Love is in the Bin, has now sold

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Was Banksy’s infamous shredded painting really created in 2006?

As work heads back to auction at Sotheby's, the provenance of the street artist’s Girl with Balloon is being questioned

Were Banksy and Pranksy both pranked in $330,000 NFT sale?

NFT of a smoking punk appeared to link to Banksy’s website but the webpage was swiftly removed, prompting rumours of a hack

Could new Banksy works help seaside spot become the next UK City of Culture?

Several works recently sprayed in the area by street artist "may be an endorsement", Great Yarmouth Borough Council says

Not laughing now: Banksy loses second trademark case over famous monkey image

Ruling slams British street artist for “sham efforts” in trying to mislead the European Union Intellectual Property Office

Crypto-creep accelerates as Sotheby's accepts Ether and Bitcoin for $5m Banksy painting

The sale this month will be the first time the auction house has accepted cryptocurrency as payment for a physical work of art

How the art market turned upside down—in one month

Banksy, NFTs and Sacha Jafri et al are ripping up the rulebook

Who were the most Googled artists in 2020?

Search data from 84 countries last year shows that Leonardo, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo were among the world's most popular artists

Banksy's Game Changer sells for record £16.7m in aid of charities supporting the NHS

The work appeared suddenly last May at the University Hospital Southampton as a thank you to its staff during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Banksy reveals that Reading Prison graffiti is his—with a little help from Bob Ross

The work on the outer wall of the institution where Oscar Wilde was once imprisoned suggests the street artist supports efforts to save the listed building

‘Art enthusiasts’ burn a Banksy print then sell it as an NFT

Group who set fire to the $33,000 print have posted it on YouTube—watch the video here

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Banksy-style NFTs have sold for $900,000—but are they the real deal and does it even matter?

One marketplace has already blocked the artist who goes by the name of Pest Supply

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Cover your mouth! Banksy claims mural of sneezing woman in Bristol

The work was confirmed by the anonymous street artist on his Instagram

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An AI bot has figured out how to draw like Banksy. And it's uncanny

GANksy aims to produce images that bear resemblance to works by the UK's most famous street artist

Revealed: sellers of £7.6m Banksy were London collectors who provided venue for artist's 2005 Crude Oils exhibition

As part of the deal, Roland and Jane Cowan acquired the faux Impressionist canvas from the artist—it sold last night at Sotheby's

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Banksy loses trademark battle over his famous Flower Thrower image

The street artist opened a pop-up shop in Croydon last year in a bid to protect his image rights, but was found to have “acted in bad faith”

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Banksy’s activism is his greatest work

Funding a refugee rescue boat is just the latest in a long history of politically motivated acts

Hundreds of migrants removed from Banksy-funded rescue boat amid calls for immediate assistance

The British artist accused European authorities of "deliberately" ignoring distress calls issued by the overwhelmed Louise Michel, a vessel he financed to aid migrants crossing the Mediterranean

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Banksy funds refugee rescue ship in the Mediterranean

The boat, which has rescued 89 people so far, boasts work by the British street artist on its side

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Banksy triptych—estimated at £1.2m—to be sold at Sotheby's in aid of Palestinian hospital

Artists has donated the works, which were previously on display in his Walled Off hotel in Bethlehem

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Banksy graffiti removed by London Underground cleaners—but TFL invites artist to make new work in ‘suitable location’

"We appreciate the sentiment of encouraging people to wear face coverings,” says a spokesman

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Banksy paints London Underground train with sneezing rat not wearing face mask

British street artist, who likes to mask his own identity, has released a new video showing a tube train being graffitied in apparent support of face coverings

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Banksy proposes new Bristol memorial of protesters toppling slave trader statue

Street artist says the idea would cater both to critics and defenders of the monument of Edward Colston

Banksy 'brightens up' Southampton hospital with tribute to nurses

The work has been installed in collaboration with hospital managers and will be auctioned later this year to benefit the NHS

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Charges dropped against South African billionaire over allegedly fraudulent Banksy deal

Martin Levick had been accused of duping an investor into lending him $3.5m for the purchase of the work

Street art auction in aid of Australian bushfire clean-up includes works by Banksy and Shepard Fairey

The Bushfire Relief Auction in Melbourne has been organised by the collectors Sandra Powell and Andrew King and prices start at £200

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Banksy buyer seeks new location for Season’s Greetings mural

Talks with local officials in Port Talbot about a new urban art centre have stalled

King Tut’s golden year, Koons’s worst: the highs and lows of the art world in 2019

As Notre Dame burned, protestors called the shots and a gold toilet vanished, it was certainly a year to remember

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Banksy transforms bench into Santa's sleigh in new mural highlighting UK homelessness

Street artist posts video of the work praising passersby in Birmingham for stopping and offering food and drink to a man sleeping rough

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Banksy’s The Drinker withdrawn from Sotheby’s sale after rival artist claims ownership

Sculpture—estimated at £1m—was removed from the street by Andy Link in 2004 but later “liberated” from his East End garden

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Artist who ‘kidnapped’ Banksy's The Drinker claims ownership ahead of Sotheby's sale

Andy Link says sculpture for which he demanded £5,000 in ransom was later stolen from him. Banksy’s former dealer says otherwise

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MoMA director Glenn Lowry edges out Nan Goldin to top Art Review's Power 100 list

Banksy makes his debut at number 14 while dealer David Zwirner drops from first place to fifth

'The nothings that threaten everything': how Banksy, Kaws and other street artists are shaking up the art world

Instagram power and the rise of the consumer collector are turning the art world upside down

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How Banksy is vying for control of resales as his market goes ape

Stunt suspicions swirl after Sotheby’s auction sees 2009 work by street artist sell for far more than its £2m high estimate

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To be or not to Bbay: Will Banksy take control of his market with 'approved used dealership'?

Street artist's Gross Domestic Product merchandise store opens online, but collectors are being heavily vetted to prevent flipping

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Banksy painting of chimps as MPs sells for record £9.9m at Sotheby's

Nicole Eisenman, Jean-Michel Basquiat and a dozen Italians help weather the Brexit storm

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The full story behind Banksy's pop-up shop in Croydon

Street artist has created merchandise range from disco balls made from riot police helmets to hand-stitched welcome mats

Trigger warning: Guerrilla Girls among artists protesting against London arms fair with parallel show

Art the Arms Fair's inaugural 2017 exhibition saw a work by Banksy sell for £205,000 to benefit anti-war campaigns

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Port Talbot Banksy piece moves from garage site to town centre

Proposed urban art museum in South Wales will also include works by Kaws and Blek le Rat

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Has Banksy painted a new mural in Venice?

Work depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket is a stark counterpoint to Venice Biennale’s inclusion of Christoph Büchel’s wreck of migrant ship

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New Banksy mural appears in support of Extinction Rebellion protest in London

Work was painted last night at Marble Arch, where the climate change group had set up base camp for ten days of demonstrations

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Kerching! Banksy-note enters British Museum

Di-faced Tenner is artist’s first work to join the collection officially—unlike his 2005 cave painting prank

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Shredded Banksy work to go on long-term loan to Stuttgart museum

Love is in the Bin will be shown among works by Rembrandt, Holbein, Marcel Duchamp and Picasso

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Banksy buyer plans to build urban art centre in Wales

John Brandler, who paid a six-figure sum for Season's Greetings, is in talks with local officials

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German museum to show shredded Banksy work

Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden aims to make the work “accessible to as many people as possible”

2018 in the market: the price is right for pale males

David Hockney was latest white male artist to set a record this year

Market stunts predict the future… and evoke the past

The Leonardo and Banksy auction spectacles suggested a future in which marketing triumphs. But was it ever thus?

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