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Banksy

How Does Banksy Make Money?

How Does Banksy Make Money?

“I can’t believe you morons actually buy this.” The Infographics Show shares a brief history of urban artist Banksy as well as the various ways people have profited off his work. If you want to buy his work straight from him, keep an eye on this website.

How Banksy Shred His Artwork

How Banksy Shred His Artwork

“Yeah so the artist put the frame on as well.” The enigmatic urban artist Banksy made world news yet again when an artwork of his shred itself after being sold at an auction. In this video, Banksy shows how it was triggered, and that it was supposed to shred itself all the way.

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Banksy x Danny Boyle: The Alternativity

Banksy x Danny Boyle: The Alternativity

“The place where Christmas was invented now feels like a city under siege, and in serious need of some festive cheer.” This hour-long documentary is about how Banksy and director Danny Boyle created a satirical nativity play at Banksy’s hotel at the West Bank Barrier.

Banksy Walled Off Hotel Gift Shop

Banksy Walled Off Hotel Gift Shop

In early 2017, protest artist Banksy opened The Walled Off Hotel, an actual hotel right in front of the infamous West Bank barrier. Now it has a gift shop where you can get miniatures of graffiti on the wall, t-shirts, and a mug with the hotel’s slogan: “The Worst View in the World.”

Medicom Banksy Bomb Hugger Figurine

Medicom Banksy Bomb Hugger Figurine
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Medicom and Perfect Studio’s third Banksy figurine after the Flower Bomber and the Love Rat. Based on the famous 2003 anti-war stencil, the Bomb Hugger figurine stands nearly 13″ tall and weighs almost 6lb.

Medicom Banksy Statues

Medicom Banksy Statues
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Medicom has released limited edition porcelain sculptures of two of Banksy’s most famous graffiti works. The Flower Bomber is 14″ tall and is all white save for his bouquet, while the Love Rat is 10″ tall and is all white but with a red brush tip.

Dismaland: The Official Unofficial Film

Dismaland: The Official Unofficial Film

Jamie Brightmore went to Banksy’s satirical theme park three times to preserve the temporary exhibit in film. He says that as depressing as it looks, the park is actually a lot of fun, and it’s all too easy to “for­get about the under­ly­ing mes­sages being presen­ted.” 

Banksy’s Dismaland

Banksy’s Dismaland

Set in a closed seafront lido, Banksy’s parody theme park Dismaland is both an art gallery and an artwork itself. He says the park “offers an escape from mindless escapism”, featuring art by himself and others. On-site photos on Colossal.

Banksy in Gaza

Banksy in Gaza

Because of the drawn out conflict between Israel and terrorists from Hamas, Gaza’s citizens are imprisoned in their own land, with their access to basic goods heavily regulated. Banksy went there to remind us that these people need help.

Banksy: Artist in Residence

Banksy: Artist in Residence

In lieu of an acceptance speech for winning the 2014 Webby Awards Person of the Year, graffiti and urban artist Banksy made this video summarizing the spectacle that won him the award, his “residency” in New York.

Banksy: Sirens of the Lambs

Banksy: Sirens of the Lambs

As part of his guerrilla art show in New York City, Banksy hired a slaughterhouse delivery truck filled with squealing puppet livestock to go around the NYC Meatpacking District. Learn more about it in the hilarious audio guide on his site.

Banksy’s Street Stall

Banksy’s Street Stall

How much would you pay for a Banksy? Because last weekend the artist set up a nondescript stall at Central Park, which sold his canvas prints for just $60. Even then it didn’t sell that well. Shows you how we perceive the value of art.

Banksy: Myths & Legends

Banksy: Myths & Legends
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Stories (most of them probably bollocks) about the identity of the mysterious artist and the effect his fame had on the people around him. Maybe the closest we’ll ever get to a biography of Banksy.

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Banksy Ad Montage

Banksy Ad Montage

When Banksy’s documentaries Exit Through the Gift Shop and The Antics Roadshow were aired on TV in the UK last weekend, viewers were also treated to mock ads made by the artist himself.

How To Sell A Banksy (Trailer)

How To Sell A Banksy (Trailer)

(NSFW: Language) A film that examines the tragic situation of the graffiti artist’s work – they’re put up for free and left in the open, but some people take his art down to make money off of it.

Exit Through the Pet Shop

Exit Through the Pet Shop

If Exit Through the Gift Shop made you wonder about the real identity of elusive street artist Banksy, we now know the truth. It turns out the graffiti artist is actually Keyboard Cat.

Cool Banksy Costume

Cool Banksy Costume

Halloween has come and gone, but we can’t stop staring at George Schnakenberg’s super clever Banksy costume, based on the artist’s classic stencil that we all know and love. (Thanks Erika!)

The Simpsons x Banksy

The Simpsons x Banksy

Renegade British street artist Banksy goes mainstream (sorta) with these opening credits he storyboarded and directed for this week’s episode of The Simpsons.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Global graffiti artist Banksy’s premiere film took Sundance by storm. The comedic documentary pulls us into the underground street art world, and attempts to capture the elusive Banksy on film.

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