banksy

The Best Graffiti in Cinema

Presented by HBO

For a month last summer, New Yorkers were absolutely consumed with all things Banksy. The acclaimed British street artist had come to NYC for a citywide “residency,” and his works popped up all over the city. HBO’s new user-generated documentary, Banksy Does New York (airing tonight at 9pm), recounts those halcyon days of stencils, street art, and secret identities. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to graffiti on film. We’ve rounded up seven more movies to check out, that will ensure you get your street-art fix. … Read More

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Sisters Are Braiding Beards Around Their Faces for Themselves: Links You Need to See

Discrimination is terrible (but not as long as it’s targeting overexposed street art). That lesson and more in today’s links!  … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Gifts for 50 Cultural Icons

Everyone knows that the holidays are a time for tradition, so here’s one of Flavorwire‘s long-time favorites: doling out gifts to some of contemporary culture’s biggest and boldest icons. Whether they’re dead or alive, naughty or nice, whether they’ve been a cultural touchstone for five decades or five minutes — everyone deserves presents this time of year, right? So with that in mind, click through to find the perfect gift for the Miley Cyrus, Joss Whedon, or J-Law in your life. You know you’ve got… Read More

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The Cure for Banksy Withdrawal

Banksy’s New York residency is over. And the truth is, you’re probably not missing him all that much. For… Read More

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Playful GIFs of Iconic Banksy Artworks

Banksy’s lauded (and controversial) New York residency has come to an end, but you can enjoy the British graffiti artist’s work in endlessly animated form thanks to these GIFs from artist ABVH — which we spotted on Beautiful Decay. Several of Banksy’s iconic pieces have been given new life — and the looping format really suits the street artist’s absurdist imagery. Find a new appreciation for Banksy with these playful, animated artworks in our gallery. … Read More

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Banksy Piece Rejected by The New York Times

Banksy’s New York residency has seen him work in a number of different mediums. His latest attempt, though, to put… Read More

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Watch Banksy’s ‘The Sirens of the Lambs’ Spook Onlookers

Squeaky puppets and stuffed animals, crammed into a slaughterhouse delivery truck, will be creeping around New York’s meatpacking district… Read More

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Banksy’s Recent NYC Street Art Is Already Gone

The streets are abuzz with news of notorious graffitist Banksy’s return to New York, and yesterday, a new piece of… Read More

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