Banksy Unveils Huge Surprise Exhibition in Bristol Museum

By John Newlin on
In a surprise effort to give back to the small town where he got his start, Banksy, the infamous underground street artist whose indentity is still a pseudo-mystery, unveiled an installment of his work -- more than 70 pieces in all -- that went up in just 36 hours. Reportedly, only a few museum staffers were even aware it was happening. Click through any image to see the whole gallery or go here to start at the beginning. So cool. A woman looks at one of the latest surprise exhibits by the...Read Full Story

Banksy's Kate Moss Prints for Sale

By Alicia Dennis on
image via years ago, Banksy's prints of Kate Moss sold for £50,000 at a Sotheby's modern art auction. Banksy, who once modified 500 copies of Paris Hilton's album Paris and put them back on record store shelves, is likely the most popular urban artist of today.On February 24, the piece is expected to sell for even more--between £100,000 and £150,000--at Bonhams, despite the economic downturn that has sunk prices throughout the art world. Gareth Williams, the head of Bonhams Urban...Read Full Story

Not Your Average Pet Store

By Tatiana Guertin on
A scene titled "Chicken Nuggets" from artist Banksy's new installation "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill" is seen October 8, 2008 in New York City. The "pet store" features an animatronic leopard, monkey, chicken nuggets and hot dogs along with other creations. The store opened discretely to the public October 5 and will remain open through October 31st. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images North America)Chicken nuggets dunking themselves in ketchup, a monkey watching apes get it on, a...Read Full Story

Poetry by Banksy

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Love PoemBeyond watching eyesWith sweet and tender kissesOur souls reached out to each otherIn breathless wonderAnd when I awokeFrom a vast and smiling peaceI found you bathed in morning lightQuietly studyingAll the messages on my phoneRead Full Story

Banksy Quotes

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"You can win the rat race but you're still a rat... What we need in this race is a lot more streakers.""There are no exceptions to teh rule that everyone things they're exceptions to the rule.""Become good at cheating and you'll never have to become good at anything else.""Sometimes I feel so sick a the state of the world I can't even finish my second apple pie.""If you want someone to be ignored then build a lifesize bronze statue of them and stick it in the middle of town.""The time of...Read Full Story

About Banksy

By John Newlin on
Banksy is a well-known pseudo-anonymous English graffiti artist. He is believed to be a native of Yate, Greater Bristol and born in 1974, but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details.[3] According to Tristan Manco, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier engineer, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." His artworks are...Read Full Story