Street art

JR unveils ‘X-ray’ optical illusion piece on historic Palazzo Farnese in Rome

Scaffolding cover-up work is part of French Embassy’s new ambitious contemporary art programme

Now 62, but still wielding spray paint, Kenny Scharf is filmed by his daughter

The family portrait documentary follows the highs and lows of the street artist’s life and career

Street artist Futura unveils his biggest-ever work in Hong Kong shopping mall

Sneaker crowd turns out in force to see the New York-based artist's six-metre tall rocket surrounded by alien figures

Egyptnews

First the Louvre's pyramid, now the actual Pyramids—JR to create show-stopping project in Egypt

Street artist hints he might make a photo collage at the 4,500-year-old Unesco World Heritage Site as part of exhibition organised by Art D’Egypte

Paris news

Gaping hole opens up under Eiffel Tower in French artist JR’s new optical illusion

Paris trompe l’oeil piece launches ahead of vast exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London next month

In Minneapolis, plywood boards become protest art worth preserving

Many of the boards used to cover shopfront windows during protests became impromptu canvases—as much works of art as vital historical artefacts

Street artist JR rips off the front of Florence's Palazzo Strozzi in new optical illusion work

Trompe l’oeil image called La Ferita (The Wound) reflects on the difficulties of accessing culture during Covid-19 and reveals Botticelli’s Primavera and The Birth of Venus

Vancouver’s street artists respond to columnist’s graffiti gripes with painted ‘letter to the editor’

A writer’s complaints about downtown tagging were met with accusations of classism—and a new mural

Banksynews

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

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

Artist sues Los Angeles and the Chinese American Museum for junking his work

Lawsuit demands that court issue an injunction to prevent future dismantling of works of art without artists’ supervision

Banksynews

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

Lawnews

In victory for street artists, US Supreme Court declines to hear 5Pointz developer’s appeal

A New York judge previously awarded $6.75m in damages to the artists, whose graffiti was whitewashed from a Queens warehouse

Banksynews

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”

Mumbainews

Street art by ‘India’s Banksy’ defaced by right-wing youth group in Mumbai

Tyler Street Artist had painted the names of pro-government public figures onto a road for a collaborative public shaming project

Art marketanalysis

The art market is more neoliberal factory farm than finely balanced ecosystem: now is the time to 'rewild' it

The Covid-19 crisis presents an opportunity for artists to reclaim power from the institutions that buy, sell and show their work

Banksycomment

Banksy’s activism is his greatest work

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

Banksynews

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

New York developer who whitewashed 5Pointz graffiti—and owes artists $6.75m in damages—appeals to Supreme Court

Petition focuses on the phrasing of the Visual Artists Rights Act, which protects works of “recognized stature” without defining what that means

Banksynews

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

A 20,000-foot mural in Queens honours doctor who died on the frontline of Covid-19

The monumental street painting by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is meant to raise awareness of the pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of colour

Canadanews

Vancouver street artists provide coronavirus advice to Canada’s most vulnerable communities

City council is collaborating with mural makers to paint storefronts that have closed due to Covid-19 in a neighbourhood already suffering from the opioid crisis

Banksynews

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

Banksynews

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

Banksynews

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

Street artist paints ginormous portrait of eco warrior Greta Thunberg in San Francisco

Cobre defends use of spray paint in creating eight-storey mural, saying his materials are environmentally friendly

JR launches open call on Instagram for his new free photography course

French artist says he will invite Naomi Campbell to school in Paris to help him teach 12 budding photographers

Street artists create memorial mural in Argentina for victim of New York terror attack

The architect Hernán Ferruchi was visiting the city with friends when he was hit by a truck while cycling on 31 October 2017

Banksynews

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

Cartoonsfeature

Badiucao: meet the Chinese artist illustrating the Hong Kong protests

China’s ‘artful dissident’ has attracted worldwide attention through his drawings of protests, but he is still little-known in the art world

JR news

JR on the 'sociological experiment' of street art and his vast New York mural for the Brooklyn Museum

The French artist, who made his name with large-scale public installations, is opening his biggest US exhibition to date

As demonstrations return to Cairo, Egyptian protest artist goes on show in new London space

Exhibition of street artist Bahia Shehab's work opens at Aga Khan Centre Gallery in King's Cross

Mural in Santa Fe underscores violence against Indigenous women

The work holds weight in New Mexico, which has the highest rate of violent crimes against Native American women in the US

Street artgallery

Vancouver Mural Festival splashes colour on the streets

The festival will realise 25 new murals, including a 20-storey work by Shepard Fairey

Lawnews

Street artist sues Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart for copyright infringement

Julian Rivera says his heart-shaped “love” design was copied on a popular line of clothing without his permission

Banksy on a barge: world's first floating street art gallery makes waves on Paris's Seine

Moored besides the Pont des Invalides in Paris, Fluctuart will open with an exhibition by the Brooklyn-based artist Swoon

Banksynews

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

Banksynews

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

Banksynews

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

Art marketcomment

Why KAWS is not a great artist

Brian Donnelly's painting sold for a record $14.8m at Sotheby's—but there is little value in his art

Street artfeature

KAWS célèbre: street artist's first survey—and huge inflatable—make waves in Hong Kong

KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is now firmly in the mainstream art world

Wearing its art on its sleeve: Los Angeles' enduring passion for murals

The city’s street paintings, vehicles for protest since the 1930s, continue to be a flashpoint

Banksynews

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

Street art is on the rise at fairs—but does it undermine the point?

KAWS edition of 100 prints at Art Basel in Miami Beach proved so popular gallery had to run a lottery

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

USAnews

Naked 'clown Trump' statue installed on Los Angeles billboard

In their latest project, the guerrilla group Indecline compares the US president to serial killer John Wayne Gacy

Banksynews

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

Sotheby’s in deal to sell estate of hip-hop pioneer and graffiti artist Rammellzee

Auction house is enlisting dealers and curators to promote the legacy of the polymath who is believed to have cursed his collection

Banksynews

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

Moscow erases legal graffiti to allow for World Cup advertising

Authorised works have been targeted alongside illegal ones

Mexico City street artists celebrate the lives of women

A project has enlivened a drab area with 300 portraits

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

Art collective Indecline stages secret anti-Trump work in his New York hotel

The temporary prison installation featured live rats, McDonald’s wrappers and a handcuffed lookalike depicting “Trump’s likely fate”

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

New York judge awards 5Pointz street artists $6.75m for whitewashed works

The developer’s destruction of their legally protected art was “an act of pure pique and revenge”, the court found

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