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Banksy crashes Venice Biennale with an set up that criticizes the town’s cruise send downside

A new video appeared on Banksy’s Instagram account showing the famous street artist (or perhaps someone from his team) setting up an unlicensed stall in Venice. The installation is interpreted as a critique of the giant cruise ships that are allowed to sail the Venetian lagoon and it seems to have resonated with localsThe artist...CONTINUE READING

This Banksy-themed costume just hands down won Halloween

Nowadays, the top prize for a Halloween costume competition doesn’t necessarily go to the scariest creation. It often goes to the most inventive. Or, in this case, the most inventively topical. SEE ALSO: Actually, Banksy meant to shred the whole painting “My friend needed a list minute Halloween costume,” wrote Reddit user u/MrRicardo in Reddit’s...CONTINUE READING

Actually, Banksy meant to shred the whole painting. Now it’s likely worth much more.

In a ‘Director’s half cut’ uploaded on YouTube, Banksy revealed the secret shredding mechanism he had installed inside the frame of a copy of  “Girl With Balloon.” It was supposed to shred the whole canvas, but seems to have gotten stuck. So what happened at the auction was the coincidental creation of a new work...CONTINUE READING

Banksy’s shredded art stunt is a beautiful meme now

Banksy trolled the art world, and the internet is running with it. The enigmatic street artist pulled off an incredible stunt last weekend, giving a giant metaphorical middle finger to the art world. As soon as his painting, “Girl With Balloon,” was auctioned off for a whopping $1.4 million, the artwork began to shred itself. ...CONTINUE READING

Banksy artwork shreds itself right after selling at auction for $1.4 million

Which is more artful: The painted work, preserved forever on canvas; or the carefully orchestrated act of destroying said canvas? Banksy implicitly asked that very question on Friday. An auction of the artist’s popular work, “Girl With Balloon,” ended with the shocking display of the the piece shredding itself immediately after the winning bid of...CONTINUE READING