Banksy says incomplete shredding was malfunction

Entertainment News Oct 18, 2018

Banksy says incomplete shredding was malfunction

Banksy posted a video to his website Tuesday implying that the partial shredding of his "Girl With Balloon" at a London auction was supposed to have been complete. The video shows the famously anonymous artist constructing the shredding mechanism inside an ornate frame and pushing ...

Banksy canvas sells for $1.4 million — before self-destructing

Art Oct 7, 2018

Banksy canvas sells for $1.4 million — before self-destructing

Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers Friday, moments after being sold for £1.04 million ($1.4 million). In an Instagram post Saturday, Banksy claimed the dramatic artistic payoff had been years in the ...

Geographic profiling may reveal identlty of elusive artist Banksy

Art Mar 5, 2016

Geographic profiling may reveal identlty of elusive artist Banksy

The elusive street artist Banksy may have been unmasked by mathematics. Scientists have applied a type of modeling used to track down criminals and map disease outbreaks to identify the graffiti artist, whose real name has never been confirmed. The technique, known as geographic profiling, is ...

Neighbors thwart Banksy mural theft attempt

World / Crime & Legal Feb 26, 2014

Neighbors thwart Banksy mural theft attempt

Neighbors in New Orleans foiled what police say was an attempt to steal a chunk of cinder block wall bearing a painting created by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy. The building's owner called police Friday evening, saying someone was attempting to cut out the painting, ...