Now’s The Time @ Black Rat Press

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Now’s the Time features important works by arguably the most influential artists ever to have worked in the streets. Black Rat Press will be exhibiting works by artists including Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Banksy, Barry McGee, Faile and Os Gemeos. The exhibition opens on April 23rd and this video is from the Thursday 22nd preview evening.

Ronzo’s Pity Of London Project

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A little documentary about Ronzo’s ‘Pity of London’ project. A street sculpture installed in London’s financial distinct to celebrate the end of UK’s credit crunch. The ‘City of London’ statue is a dragon sculpture marking the boundaries of London’s financial district since centuries. The ‘Pity of London’ statue is a sculpture of ‘Crunchy – The Credit Crunch Monster’ munching on a pound coin. It marks the home of the credit crunch.

Part 2 and 3 after the jump

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Kill Kanksy

British vandal(s) decide to let out their misguided rage toward Banksy on a train in London and it back fires.  To the persons benefit maybe all of us who saw the picture and bursted out in laughter are all wrong.  What if there is a Kansky?  What if some jerk named, lets say Joe Kanksy pissed off the wrong dude and now he’s making a statement about it.  Or maybe it is about Banksy but it just so happened, that at the spur of the moment the Queen of England declared that B’s are now to be pronounced as K’s.  She can do that right?

According to Animal.com’s source:

“[B]efore the painters could finish off the circles in the B the cleaner clocked them from the train and then they had to run from security out of the yard in the snow…”

Better luck next time.

Banksy Wall Moved To Save His Work

Two Banksy fans, Nick Loizou and Bradley Ridge, spent thousands of pounds to remove and restore a Banksy mural.  They said they wanted to protect it after vandals (Embrace the irony) “defaced it with spray paint.”

According to the DailyMail: “Banksy painted the mural in an industrial estate just outside Croydon, South London, in August.”  And the two fanboys “hope to sell the piece once it has been restored to its former glory.”

Loizou says: “We really want to sell it to a gallery or a museum so the maximum number of people can enjoy it. But if we can’t do that, there is always eBay.”

Yep there’s always eBay.

For the full story click here.

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Secret Wars

“There’s a war goin on outside, no man is safe from…” 

New york and London are going head to head in ‘Secret Wars’, which is a art exhibition/illustration battle royale.  Here are the rules of ‘engagement’: two artists or two teams go head to head in a 90 minute ‘black ink only’ battle across a huge white wall.  The winner is the person or team who pleases the crowd, and two judges the most (Best out of 3).  It all goes down June 17th – 20th in Brooklyn, NY.

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