Banksy

  1. Nottingham's 'Banksy' artwork painted over a second time

    Samantha Noble

    BBC News Online

    A piece of street art in the style of elusive graffiti artist Banksy has been defaced twice since it appeared on Tuesday.

    The creation, showing a girl hula-hooping a bike tyre behind a real bicycle with its back wheel missing, appeared outside a beauty salon in Ilkeston Road, Nottingham.

    It led to speculation it was the work of the mysterious street artist, who has so far remained silent on the subject.

    Graffiti

    On Thursday a clear protective cover was placed over the graffiti by Nottingham City Council at the request of the building owner.

    Later a man was seen defacing the screen and the wall.

    And now more graffiti has appeared on the artwork, including the words "mass produced".

    artwork in Nottingham

    Jonathan Aldrich said he was taking a photograph of the artwork on Thursday when he saw a man in a hooded top paint over it.

    "[He] quickly spray painted his tag on top of the art and said 'you think this is a joke, I’ve got mates in prison for this'. After doing this he walked off up Ilkeston road," he said.

    Mr Aldrich added he hoped it was a Banksy as he's always been a fan but never seen one in person.

    He said: "Either way I think the artist is very talented."

    Man spray painting over Nottingham Banksy-style artwork

    Nottinghamshire Police said they have had no complaints and are not investigating.

  2. Mystery after Banksy-style artwork appears in Nottingham

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    There has been speculation a new piece of art that has appeared on a wall in Nottingham is by world famous street artist Banksy.

    The creation, on Ilkeston Road, shows a girl hula-hooping next to a bike with a missing wheel.

    The piece has a similar style to previous Banksy works.

    Nottingham street art

    The elusive artist has not made any reference to the work on his Instagram account.

    In July, a Banksy artwork encouraging people to wear face masks appeared on a Tube train in London.

    And last month, Art Attack presenter Neil Buchanan dismissed rumours Banksy was his secret alias.

  3. Banksy exhibition to open at Mayfair gallery

    Banksy exhibition

    An exhibition of Banksy works is to go on display both online and at a London gallery.

    Catch Me If You Can, featuring pieces by the elusive artist, is to go on display at the House of Fine Art (HOFA) Gallery in Mayfair from Thursday.

    It will also be available for free online to allow people to access the exhibition, which is a partnership between HOFA Gallery and digital art investment platform Artcels, remotely.

    Pieces included in the exhibition include Banksy's Monkey Queen, created in 2003, and a signed and dated screenprint of a pink Jack and Jill painting.

    Banksy's piece Stop and Search, created in 2007, shows Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and her dog Toto with a police officer checking her wicker basket.

    Elio D'Anna, founder of Artcels and co-founder of HOFA Gallery, said: "When we set out to create Artcels, we wanted to make blue-chip contemporary art more accessible to a wider audience of young, tech-savvy people eager to experience art across boundaries.

    "We are very honoured to be hosting this exhibition and hope people from around the world will tune in to experience Banksy as never before."

    The exhibition will run from 8 to 15 October.

    Banksy exhibition
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    Video caption: Louis Theroux and street artist Banksy had a day out watching Peter Crouch play for QPR.

    Louis Theroux and street artist Banksy had a day out watching Peter Crouch play for QPR.

  6. How Peter Crouch brought Banksy and Louis Theroux together

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    Video caption: Louis Theroux and street artist Banksy had a day out watching Peter Crouch play for QPR.

    Louis Theroux and street artist Banksy had a day out watching Peter Crouch play for QPR.