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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

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Who needs Banksy? Mural of actor Michael Sheen claims top spot in new street art trail in Port Talbot, Wales

Welsh town lost a work by the anonymous street artist but hopes to become new urban art hub

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Fate of Banksy in Welsh town Port Talbot hangs in the balance

Mural of child playing in ash removed from view after three years, just days after the actor Michael Sheen described the display as “uninspiring”

Dutch auctioneer to publish first catalogue raisonné of Banksy’s street works—but does it pose a conflict of interest?

Hessink’s will auction three of the British street artist’s outdoor pieces next month in Amsterdam, though none have been authenticated

Pandora Papers reveal 1,600 works of art 'secretly traded' in tax havens

The art reportedly includes "more than a dozen" works by Banksy bought by the London-based financier, Maurizio Fabris, via an offshore trust in New Zealand since 2009

Could it be magic? Singer Robbie Williams to auction three Banksy works worth more than £10m at Sotheby’s

Former Take That star acquired the works directly from the artist’s studio in the mid-2000s

Banksy mural 'gifted' to East Anglia town has been sold to private buyer after being removed by the owners

The mural was one of ten works peppered across English seaside towns and could have been street artist's way of raising the area’s profile

A Banksy-themed nightclub in Mexico brings the street artist’s oeuvre to the dance floor

From the walls to employees’ wardrobes, the Banksy Social Club is filled with re-creations of many of the artist’s most iconic works

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NFTs, Banksy and Asia’s ascent: 2021, the year the art market was turned on its head

The past year will mostly be remembered for the ongoing social and economic convulsions caused by Covid-19. But in the art trade, the old world order was being demolished

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Banksy will sell jailbreak stencil for £10m to turn Reading prison into art centre

The now-defunct jail once held playwright Oscar Wilde on charges of gross indecency between 1895 and 1897

Banksy murals’ perilous journey to Miami’s Context fair revealed

The story of how the works—which originated in Bethlehem—reached Miami is relayed in a new book by the dealer Robin Barton

Crypto wallets at the ready: Sotheby's to accept live bidding in ethereum on two Banksy works

The auction house made Banksy's world record for the pre-shredded work Love is in the Bin

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