Pearl Kelly looking at four of Banksy’s works on exhibit and for sale at the opening of Art Source
RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The largest collection of Banksy’s work exhibited on public show in Ireland opened today at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, which runs until Sunday at the RDS.
Gormleys Fine Art are showing screen prints by the anonymous British-based artist and political activist whose original piece Devolved Parliament recently sold for €10.9m.
Twelve Banksy pieces will be on display ranging from €10,850 for I Fought The Law to an unsigned print of Girl With A Balloon valued at
€120,000, along with works by Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst.
Gormleys Fine Art
Pic: Robbie Reynolds
Dublin city centre (unspecified location)
A new work appeared this week at Port Talbot in south Wales (one of the UK’s most polluted regions). Seasons greetings from Banksy.
Original Banksy up for auction in Dublin on the 12th November. On display from Friday 9th to Monday 12th at the RHA, Ely Place, D2. Guiding
Laugh Now, Banksy (Morgan O’Driscoll)
Yesterday, students at
Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol turned up to find a mural painted sometime the previous night by elusive local boy Banksy, along with a thank you note for naming one of the school houses after him.
A new Banksy outside the French embassy in London – depicting the tear gassing of refugees at the so-called ‘Jungle’ in Calais – being covered up.
Banksy’s artwork included, for the first time, a QR code beneath it – allowing viewers to link to and watch an online
video of a raid on the camp by police on January 5.
Related: Banksy’s new artwork criticises use of teargas in Calais refugee camp (The Guardian)
Previously: ‘We’d Settle For Animal Rights’
Via Jon Scammell
Banksy-esqe road sign graffiti outside Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting in Smithfield, Dublin.
Bow Street Academy creative director, writes:
We actually have a Banksy mural inside the school so these will be a welcome addition….
homage to Vermeer on the streets of Bristol by Banksy.
When the Webbys recently
awarded their Person Of The Year gong to Banksy for this ‘Better Out Than In’ New York residency, the artist accepted by way of a wry video retrospective.