Banksy’s Rude Copper (2002), a screen-print and spray-painted image of a British bobby making a rude gesture, was the top seller, going for $63,500 against a high estimate of $23,000 :: Read the full article »»»»
A local council has removed a mural by British artist Banksy following a complaint it was racist. The depiction on a wall in the seaside town of Clacton in south-east England showed a group of pigeons holding signs stating “migrants not welcome” and “go back to Africa” directed at a small green bird.
Tendring District Council said it received a complaint that the artwork was “racist” and “offensive” and had removed it, unaware that it was thought to be by Banksy. The controversy emerged a week before voters in the area decide whether to elect Britain’s first MP from a party opposing mass immigration :: Read the full article »»»»
Sydney Harbour’s attention-grabbing New Year’s Eve fireworks will this year paint artist Reg Mombassa’s brain across the city’s skyline. Mombassa, best known for his artworks for the surfwear brand Mambo and his founding role in the band Mental As Anything, is the creative ambassador for this year’s display :: Read the full article »»»»