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Preserving Banksy: public art database to document the UK’s murals

The project, backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will also capture many of Northern Ireland's politically charged street art works

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Banksy’s shredded Girl with Balloon renamed and redated—again

Canvas that “self destructed” at Sotheby’s in 2018 was renamed Love is in the Bin by the artist’s studio—but last year it went on show in Korea with a new title and date

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Banksy calls for an end to war

New mural appeared in south London of three military drones stuck to a red “stop” sign—but has already been removed by two unknown men

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‘It’s Robbie’—Banksy (apparently) reveals first name in 2003 BBC interview

Chat during Turf War show also touches on ‘microwave meal’ art—and Charles Saatchi

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Scheme to sell fractions of Banksy’s Valentine’s Day Mascara could be illegal, lawyer says

Online company managing the Margate mural, intended as a comment on domestic abuse, has already sold more than £250,000 in shares

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Damaged Banksy mural in Venice to be restored

But some critics are arguing that Migrant Child, which has been slowly deteriorating since it first appeared in 2019, should be left alone

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Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow shreds box-office record with Banksy exhibition

With his first official solo show in 14 years, Banksy left his tag on the Scottish city, home to the mysterious street artist's favourite work of art in the UK

Banksy’s 'Valentine’s Day Mascara' mural to be sold back to the public for £120 a share

A comment on domestic violence, a six-figure sum has been pledged to Margate charity Oasis

Fashion designer Paul Smith to sell his Banksy at Bonhams

The 2004 work Congestion Charge has a high estimate of £1.8m in the 29 June auction

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Banksy’s migrant rescue ship detained by Italian authorities

Activists say boat was seized after taking 180 rescued people to Lampedusa and has been impounded for 20 days for violating new Italian laws

Hong Kong heiress sues gallery over alleged £500,000 Banksy fraud

Karen Lo says the dealer Pearl Lam never followed through with her purchase of a well-known painting by the secretive British artist

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Builders accidentally demolish latest Banksy work—and pull the pieces from the rubble

Anonymous artist appears to have watched the new installation in the English county of Kent being destroyed before posting it Instagram

High-tech security systems installed on Banksy’s Ukraine murals

Ajax Systems has deployed $13,000 worth of security and monitoring apparatuses at four Banksy murals in and around Kyiv

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Banksy stands up to domestic violence with new Valentine’s Day mural in coastal Kent town

The anonymous street artist has emblazoned a wall in Margate with an image of a woman disposing of her abusive husband

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Ringleader of group who attempted to steal Banksy mural in Ukraine could face 12 years in prison

The suspect has not been identified by police, but is likely to be an environmental activist who told press that he intended to auction the work in support of the Ukrainian army

Police detain group attempting to steal Banksy mural from Ukraine wall

The work is one of seven the artist created in war-torn areas of the country last month

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Proceeds from sale of Banksy sculpture will aid refugees

The work, depicting a boat of refugees, is at Context Art Miami fair

Banksy calls out fashion brand Guess for using Flower Thrower image in London store display

The artist did not hold back in an Instagram post accusing the brand of illegal use of his artwork at a London store and encouraging his followers to shoplift from it

Banksy shares behind-the-scenes video of his Ukraine interventions

The secretive artist has dropped a short making-of documentary chronicling his guerilla interventions in war-torn Horenka

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The last laugh? EU rules in favour of challenged Banksy trademark

Overturned ruling allows Banksy to continue to conceal his identity, according to a trademark lawyer

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Banksy in Ukraine: seven new works appear in war-torn sites

The pieces are located throughout the country, from Kyiv to Borodyanka

Banksy creates mural on bombed out building in Ukraine

The secretive artist apparently created a stencil of a gymnast amid the wreckage of a building in a city northwest of Kyiv

Banksy mural, and the Los Angeles building he painted it on, head to auction

The iconic mural of a girl on a swing, and the storied building on which it was painted, are expected to bring between $16m and $30m

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Professor Banksy? Anonymous street artist to get honorary professorship at UK university

The award will apparently be conferred to an empty chair as the artist—whose identity is secret—will not be attending the University for the Creative Arts ceremony

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Eight men found guilty of Banksy theft at Bataclan in Paris

Seven individuals given jail terms for stealing “sad girl” tribute work

Eight men accused of stealing a Banksy from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris go on trial

The crooks removed the mural that was painted on an emergency exit door of the Parisian concert hall, though there is disagreement over who ordered the theft