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Banksy: From graffiti rebel to auction-house darling

The auction of works by Banksy, the world’s most infamous graffiti artist, has angered residents of looted London neighbourhoods and “embarrassed” the artist as the sale of street art becomes a lucrative enterprise. Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are fans of the British artist’s stencilled designs, known for…

Controversial mural by Banksy back up for sale

A work by renowned British graffiti artist Banksy that was withdrawn from a controversial auction is being put up for sale again in London, auctioneers said Saturday. The mural, called ‘Slave Labour’, mysteriously vanished from its original site on a wall in north London in February before appearing on an…

Miami art dealer auctioning Banksy mural says he’s ‘scapegoated’ over its disappearance

Mural ‘disappeared’ under mysterious circumstances, but Frederic Thut insists it wasn’t stolen and says sale will go ahead The owner of a Florida art house handling the controversial auction of a Banksy mural prised from a North London wall has spoken out to claim he is being unfairly scapegoated and insists the sale is…

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