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Everyone who reads this blog knows I’m a big fan of the enigmatic British street artist known as Banksy.

This past Tuesday, a new exhibit of Banksy’s work—”War Capitalism & Freedom“—opened in Rome.

“The exhibit symbolizes the fundamental concepts of Banksy’s vision,” said Emmanuele Francesco Maria Emanuele, the chairman of the Fondazione Terzo Pilastro. “Capitalism in crisis; war, which is a consequence; and the notion of freedom that must continue to live inside us independently from the world that surrounds us.”

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Posted: 12 December 2015 in Uncategorized
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“We’re not all in the same boat.”

A new set of pieces by the street artist Banksy appeared overnight in a refugee camp in Calais, France.

One painting, in which he portrays the late Steve Jobs, who was the son of a Syrian immigrant, has received the most notoriety.

But I prefer Banksy’s riff on Theodore Gericault’s “Raft of the Medusa,” featuring a luxury yacht.

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Posted: 27 September 2015 in Uncategorized
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Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park, which opened in August on the Weston-super-Mare seafront in southwest England, closed this weekend.

It was billed as a “bemusement park” with the anonymous artist himself describing the pop-up “family” attraction in Weston-super-Mare as “unsuitable for children”.

Some 4,500 paying customers have entered every day since it opened five weeks ago, egged on by hundreds of thousands of social media postings across the world.

Tourism chiefs in North Somerset predict it has brought £20m of business to the seaside town; statistics that could make any national arts venue drool. . .

But while lesser-known artists design their own methods to get noticed, David Lee believes they will never produce anything on as grand a scale as Banksy, who offers an “antidote to all that clever stuff”.

“His art, being facile and superficial, is popular with those who don’t generally like the sort of conceptualism foisted on them by the art establishment,” he said.

Update

Banksy has said that all the fixtures and timber from Dismaland will be sent to Calais to build shelters for people in the camps there.

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Posted: 21 August 2015 in Uncategorized
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Banksy’s new show, the Dismaland Bemusement Park, opened on Thursday on the Weston-super-Mare seafront in southwest England.

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More photos of the “art show for the 99 percent” can be found here and here.

Here’s a link to the official web site.

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Posted: 2 October 2014 in Uncategorized
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Another brilliant Banksy—which, alas, has since been removed. .  .

Banksy has confirmed that he painted three spies near GCHQ in Cheltenham.

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Posted: 6 October 2013 in Uncategorized
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Banksy

And property is theft. . .