A look at recent work by the famous anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy. Banksy’s “Love is in the Bin” will be unveiled on October 12, 2018 at Sotheby’s in London. Originally titled “Girl with Balloon”, the canvas went through a hidden shredder seconds after the hammer fell on October 5 at Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale, making it the first work of art in history to be created live at an auction.
Banksy protested the incarceration of Zehra Dogan, a Turkish artist who was incarcerated last year for a painting.
Unveiled in London last September, “Civilian Drone Strike” targeted one of the world’s largest weapons fairs.
The original version of Banksy’s artwork has a red balloon. The printout presented to voters in the Bristol area showed a balloon colored like a Union Jack flag.
In May, the elusive street artist Banksy unveiled a new mural. The large-scale painting shows a worker carving one of the 12 stars on the European Union flag.
In March, Banksy unveiled a large-scale installation in Bethlehem. The interactive artwork, called the Walled Off Hotel, includes nine rooms and a presidential suite.
Each room criticizes the separation between Israel and Palestine, and the hotel faces a 10-meter-high concrete wall, which has been described as the largest canvas in the world.
In June 2016, elusive British street artist Banksy painted this mural for pupils at a primary school in his hometown of Bristol, England. Students had a house at their school named after the artist, who surprised them with the mural when they returned from a vacation. Here’s a look at some of Banksy’s other notable works.
A Palestinian child stands next to a Banksy mural of a kitten on the remains of a destroyed house in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, in February 2015.
A child in Beit Hanoun walks past a mural in February 2015 depicting children using an Israeli watchtower as a swing ride.
A Banksy mural depicting pigeons with anti-immigration signs was destroyed by the council in Clacton-on-Sea, England, in October 2014, after the council received complaints that the artwork was offensive.
Banksy’s “Grim Reaper Bumper Car” art exhibit is located on New York’s Lower East Side in October 2013. The famously anonymous artist, whose paintings regularly go for six figures at auction houses around the world, said he was in a “residence on the streets of New York.”
A Banksy piece covers the main entrance to Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen in October 2013.
Banksy’s replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza was made in Queens from smashed cinder blocks.
Banksy’s “Ghetto 4 Life” was released in the Bronx in October 2013. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that Banksy was breaking the law with his guerrilla art exhibits, but New York police denied that it was actively looking for him.
Banksy art is on display on New York’s Upper West Side in October 2013.
Banksy’s work in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, was vandalized in broad daylight in October 2013.
One of Banksy’s pieces is this fiberglass sculpture of Ronald McDonald having his shoes polished for a Bronx McDonald’s.
Graffiti featuring the Twin Towers surfaced in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood in October 2013.
A Banksy mural can be seen on a wall in Queens. The quote is from the movie “Gladiator”. It says, “What we do in life echoes in eternity.”
A woman poses with Banksy’s painting of a heart-shaped balloon covered in bandages. The piece, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, was defaced with red spray paint shortly after it was completed.
A Banksy mural of a dog urinating on a fire hydrant draws attention
Gallery assistants adapt Banksy’s “Love Is in the Air” ahead of an auction in London in June 2013. The piece sold for $248,776.
“The Crayola Shooter” was found in Los Angeles in 2011. It shows a child wielding a machine gun and using crayons for bullets.
A day before the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2008, Banksy murals surfaced around New Orleans.
A silhouette of a child with a kite in the shape of a refrigerator can be seen on a wall in New Orleans in 2008.
Graffiti on the side of a New Orleans building shows an elderly person in a rocking chair under the banner, “No Loitering,” in 2008.
A scene titled “Chicken Nuggets,” from Banksy’s “The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill,” can be seen in New York City in 2008.
A man walks past a Banksy piece in London in 2006.
A stenciled image of two police officers kissing can be seen in London in 2005.