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Banksy's 'Game Changer' painting raises $23 million for UK health charities

  • 'Game Changer' painting by mystery street artist 'Banksy', that honoured Britain’s health workers in the Covid-19 pandemic, raises a record 16.8 million pounds ($23.2 million) at Christie’s auction house. The sale proceeds will fund health organizations and charities across the UK
Banksy's 'Game Changer' painting to raise millions for UK health service staff(Instagram/banksy)
Banksy's 'Game Changer' painting to raise millions for UK health service staff(Instagram/banksy)
Updated on Mar 24, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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Photos | Thai artist tackles taboos with 'lese majeste' exhibition

A man flashes a three-finger salute as he stands in front of a painting by graffiti artist 7
A man flashes a three-finger salute as he stands in front of a painting by graffiti artist "Headache Stencil" in the "112 the Exhibition" at WTF Gallery and Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand, February 13, 2021.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 08:33 PM IST
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Thai artist tackles taboos with 'lese majeste' exhibition

A Thai political street artist who goes by the name "Headache Stencil" is exhibiting some of his riskiest work yet, with a collection of paintings that touch on a strict law that has seen dozens of people imprisoned for insulting the monarchy.
The artist, who doesn't disclose his real name or age, launched the exhibition last week in a gallery above a Bangkok bar, on a day when four high-profile activists were put in pre-trial detention over their taboo-breaking calls to reform Thailand's monarchy.(Reuters)
The artist, who doesn't disclose his real name or age, launched the exhibition last week in a gallery above a Bangkok bar, on a day when four high-profile activists were put in pre-trial detention over their taboo-breaking calls to reform Thailand's monarchy.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 03:21 PM IST
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Venezuelan street artist seeks to inspire

Wolfgang Salazar has gained increasing fame for his spray-painted murals of Venezuelans — heroes and everyday folk alike — at a time when the pandemic and economic hardship weigh upon his fellow citizens.
The glowing face of one of Venezuela’s greatest athletes seems to invigorate a corner of the country’s decaying capital, a splash of color and inspiration for increasingly grim times.(AP)
The glowing face of one of Venezuela’s greatest athletes seems to invigorate a corner of the country’s decaying capital, a splash of color and inspiration for increasingly grim times.(AP)
Published on Jan 15, 2021 01:28 PM IST
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HT Chandigarh Our Take: Let’s give a shout out to creative expression

Authorities are not registering an Ambassador car in Chandigarh because it has art by a well known street artist and change of paintwork is not allowed. What’s your take on it?
Advocate Ranjit Malhotra with his Ambassador car .(HT Photo)
Advocate Ranjit Malhotra with his Ambassador car .(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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British street artist Banksy’s new artwork has an unique superhero- a nurse

An image of the work was posted on Banksy’s Instagram page with the caption “Game Changer”.
The artwork shows a little boy with a nurse superhero toy.(Instagram/@banksy)
The artwork shows a little boy with a nurse superhero toy.(Instagram/@banksy)
Updated on May 08, 2020 10:46 PM IST
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London | ByReuters| Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Art at home: Muralist Kobra finds inspiration in coronavirus lockdown

Famed Brazilian muralist Kobra says he found inspiration staying at home -- and is using it to help those hit by the pandemic.
Eduardo Kobra is known around the world for his brightly colored, kaleidoscopic murals.(@kobrastreetart/Instagram)
Eduardo Kobra is known around the world for his brightly colored, kaleidoscopic murals.(@kobrastreetart/Instagram)
Updated on May 02, 2020 02:11 PM IST
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Itu, Brazil | ByAgence France-Presse

Street artists stay home: How Banksy, Eddie Colla, Jean René and others are recounting art during lockdown

Despite long inhabiting a legal grey area, the majority of urban art creators have taken COVID-19 isolation measures to heart, choosing to work online and from home, sometimes revisiting old work with a confinement-inspired twist.
Banksy has stuck to the letter of the law, having his trademark rats run riot in his bathroom, with one taking a tinkle on his toilet seat.(Banksy/Instagram)
Banksy has stuck to the letter of the law, having his trademark rats run riot in his bathroom, with one taking a tinkle on his toilet seat.(Banksy/Instagram)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 02:09 PM IST
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Rainbow murals bring some cheer to Delhi slum

Raghubir Nagar, like other slums in the megacity of 20 million, is home to those on the margins of Indian society, families living cheek-by-jowl in ramshackle structures often lacking basic amenities.
In less than a month 15 to 20 volunteers refashioned the craggy facades of nearly a hundred structures in rainbow colours with huge murals depicting nature, religion and daily life. (Photo for representational purposes)(HT File)
In less than a month 15 to 20 volunteers refashioned the craggy facades of nearly a hundred structures in rainbow colours with huge murals depicting nature, religion and daily life. (Photo for representational purposes)(HT File)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 05:08 PM IST
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Monkey business? Banksy painting of primates in parliament up for auction

Devolved Parliament, in which chimpanzees replace politicians, measures 13 feet (4 m) long, making it the largest known canvas by the secretive British street artist, according to Sotheby’s.
Banksy painting of primates in parliament up for auction.(Banksy/Instagram)
Banksy painting of primates in parliament up for auction.(Banksy/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 01:48 PM IST
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Statues come to life at Europe’s biggest “living statue” festival in Belgium

A stone gargoyle, a gilded fairy, a cast-bronze king and other fantastical statues came alive in Belgium as street artists showed off their creations at Europe’s biggest “living statue” festival.
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An artist called "The woman and the pram" takes part in the festival "Statues en Marche" in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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Mexican street artist Saner is combining Indo-Mexican art for wall mural in Delhi

Saner says his art is inspired by Mexican culture, traditions, its past and present, and the political and social situation. He is best-known for his visual satire on themes like violence, anger, anxiety and fear.
Saner is painting murals on walls in the Capital(Saner/Facebook)
Saner is painting murals on walls in the Capital(Saner/Facebook)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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Serbian street artists play out football rivalry on city walls

Most of the time the artists works with onlookers and sometimes even in front of the police.
Graffiti artwork with colorful patternson the wall surface in Belgrad.(Shutterstock)
Graffiti artwork with colorful patternson the wall surface in Belgrad.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 25, 2018 10:35 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse, Belgrade
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