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By Harry, Apr 28 2019 09:00PM

Banksy made a return to the streets of London on Thursday night (25/4) to show his support for the Extinction Rebellion movement. The stencil work depicting a girl planting a seedling and labeling it with the Extinction symbol appeared on a wall next to Marble Arch. The area was the location for the final night party of the movement's two week non violent campaign in London and other major cities around the globe designed to raise awareness about climate breakdown and force governments to commit to a plan of action to combat the problem.

The stencil work has now been placed behind Perspex by Westminster City Council, luckily we were able to take some photos early Friday before this happened.

The Extinction symbol was originally created by East London artist ESP and adopted by Extinction Rebellion when they formed in May 2018.

You can read about the artists intentions and download the symbol HERE.

Banksy lives HERE

Extinction Rebellion live HERE.



By Harry, Jan 25 2016 11:56AM

Update 4.30pm

Well that's it folks, if you did not get a chance to see it then it looks like this piece is on it's way to an auction house near you pretty soon.

Photo taken at 4.30pm Monday 25th. At least it's got a minder now to stop anything nasty happening to it.

Banksy has placed a new piece in Knightsbridge, London. The stencil work on wood which appeared sometime over the weekend of 23rd - 24th January depicts the likeness of the poster girl from Les Misérables amid a cloud of CS gas and is placed opposite the French Embassy. This work follows on from last December's pieces in Calais, France. The plight of the refugees in the French camps has constantly been on Banksy's radar, the camps were the final chosen destination for the materials that made up Dismaland, converted into temporary shelters.

The QR code to the left of the stencil links to a YouTube video titled "Calais jungle Police Assaults"

Sunday Night 24/01/16
Sunday Night 24/01/16

Banksy lives HERE

The video link from the piece is HERE

By Harry, Aug 26 2015 10:03PM

So.. quick re-cap. Banksy has a show/event happening in Weston-Super-Mare that features not just his own work but that of quite a few other likeminded artists. Dismaland is staged in a disused 1930's lido called the Tropicana and based loosely on a negative view of Disneyland.

What! You knew that already?

Well, artbleat was lucky to be able to have one of the finest London street art photographers on call and managed to dispatch him and his camera (he was already on the train to be fair) off to WSM in time for the opening night party.

After a bit of old fashioned blagging our man Dibbs was ushered through the gates and set loose with his expert eye. What follows are some of the images captured before the free beer took control, there is no review here, we very rarely stoop that low, we feel you can look at the images we present or go out yourself and see the shows that we capture first hand and make your own minds up.

What we will suggest is that Banksy has used his fame or infamy to highlight the unjust happenings in the world as he always does with a dry humour and to showcase a selection of artists that otherwise would have a select cult like following and to bring them into the public eye hopefully for longer that the duration of the show, artists that the worlds media have largely ignored in their reviews of this event I will add. So take a look at the roster on the Dismaland site HERE and research some of them, check out Jimmy Cauty's Riot in a Jam Jar creations and Darren Cullen's Pocket Money Loans installation to name but two. There are some great artists in attendance..

Dismaland runs for 5 weeks, you can buy tickets online at £3 a pop HERE and don't leave it too late because I doubt it will be coming back again

This is what it's all about
This is what it's all about

Security Desk
Security Desk

To see the rest of the photos follow the link

By Harry, Aug 17 2015 07:38PM

UPDATE 20/08/15

Banksy's Dismaland website is now up and running and you can book your tickets. HERE

So if you have not seen it yet here is the video currently doing the rounds which is reported to show the build up for Banksy's latest event Dismaland,

The multi artist event being curated by Banksy is being prepared in a disused lido in Weston-super-Mare not far from Banksy's alleged hometown of Bristol.

Keep an eye on Banksy's website HERE for confirmation of dates

By Harry, Jun 5 2015 12:39PM

Masters of Street Art is the name given to Magda Danysz's 2nd show at 61 Charlotte Street, London, The event will kick off on Friday 5th at 5pm and you have been invited.

The pop up in fitzrovia dubbed The London Project is the brainchild of French born art dealer Magda, a 100 day venture that will bring some of the world’s best street and urban artists to London to show alongside some of the capital's finest talent.

Artbleat was given a tour of the previously derelict space last week, what you can see through the window is the white walled space on the ground floor, this is where the ever changing framed art and canvas pieces reside, but the secrets that are hidden below ground are what gets us excited, in short lots of rooms with empty walls waiting for a paint job. Already, as of last week they have had visits from Remi Rough, Rone and YZ. The list of artists on the galleries roster is more than impressive so who knows which artists have been in since we were there and are still lined up, apart from Magda that is, but she was staying tight lipped on the subject.

Masters of street art will feature amongst others, Blek Le Rat, Futura, Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Jonone, L'Atlas, Obey, Pure Evil, Space Invader, Sten and Lex, West, YZ, and Remi Rough......

Expect some photos to be posted asap.........

Magda Danysz Gallery HERE

Gallery Facebook page HERE

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