After the 15-month pause, Banksy has finally broken the silence after revealing new murals in Ukraine. The street artist has struck again with anti-war artworks in the heavily damaged city of Borodianka, the Kyiv oblast, and other cities of the region, including Kyiv itself. As of today, the anonymous mural painter has officially confirmed seven pieces, with every one of them shown to the public on Banksy Instagram and official website. Here is what we know about the latest showcase.
If you have ever dreamt of visiting Banksy exhibitions, now is probably the best time to make your wish come true. Shows dedicated to the street artist’s contemporary legacy pop up in different parts of the world every month or so. Isn’t it wonderful how simple it is to steal artworks from the so-called vandal? The problem with this surge of exhibits is that all of them are fake and would be considered illegal if the same thing happened to the works by other living artists. Let’s try to explain this common phenomenon and see which pros and cons it has.
Not long after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 21, the stencil depicting the deceased Head of State appeared on Reading Bridge in Caversham. This piece of news doesn’t sound somehow surprising except for one detail. The graffiti artwork was made in the style of Banksy street art, which stirred up public attention. Many people wondered whether the world’s most wanted artist had struck again after a long pause.
As it turned out, it was not Banksy but Peachy, a rising street art star who is called the new Banksy due to the stylistic similarities between their techniques. If the Bristolian icon had painted a mural dedicated to monarchy, it would have been something much different. The Queen as Ziggy Stardust is an excellent example of the painter’s attitude to monarchy. Let’s elaborate on that!
New York City and street art have always been synonymous, as the Big Apple once was the cradle for emerging graffiti painters in the US in the 1970s. Today, it is one of the most prosperous destinations for mural lovers around the world. If you are one of them and you dream of coming to New York to see some quality works, you need to know the best hotspots with the finest NYC street art. Have a look!
Canvas prints have become a popular choice in modern art. However, there are many advantages to choosing a glass photo frame over canvas. In this post, we will explore some differences between glass framed wall art and canvas art in order to help you make an informed decision.