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Researchers May Have Figured Out Banksy’s Identity — But Should They Have?

Geographic profiling is generally used in criminal investigations. However, a group of researchers at Queen Mary University of London have used this type of profiling to identify the world's most mysterious artist.

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Banksy Takes on Syrian Refugee Crisis With New Piece Featuring Steve Jobs

Banksy's at it again, and this time he's got something to say about the Syrian refugee crisis currently occupying the world's consciousness. His latest project brings him to the Calais refugee camp outside of France.

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Dismaland Closes Its Gates, Sends Its Timber & Fixtures to Refugee Camps in Calais

Although I've seen a lot of mockery of the Dismaland art installation online, file me in the uncool camp of folks who thought much of its art was ... pretty cool—and I also think the creators' intent to donate all of the project's timber and fixtures to refugee camps near Calais sounds neat, too.

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Banksy’s “Dismaland” Definitely Opens In Two Days, And It Looks Amazing/Terrifying

Dismaland, a UK-set riff on Disneyland helmed by the ever-enigmatic Banksy, has confirmed the rumors that it will open its doors this weekend and offered an extensive tour of the whole park to Colossal, who have uploaded a photo-set of several art installations on display there.

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“Dismaland,” Banksy’s Answer to Disneyland, Rumored to Open This Weekend

Rumor has it that Banksy's spooky theme park Dismaland may finally be available for viewing this weekend, following closely on the heels of Disney's D23 Expo this past weekend, at which Disney hyped their upcoming capitalist enterprises (such as Star Wars Land).

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Banksy Arrest Hoax Is The Banksiest Thing To Ever Banksy

This will look nice when it's framed.

Reports of Banksy's arrest have been greatly exaggerated.

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Google Is Curating a Massive Street Art Project

Everything's a Google Doodle, now.

Street art is ephemeral, but the Internet is forever--so in their unofficial position as masters of the World Wide Web, Google has announced a new project today dedicated to documenting transient art and making it accessible for everyone with Internet, everywhere, all the time.

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Famous Bansky Pieces Recreated in LEGO

Well no wonder he's never been caught, he's so tiny!

I have reservations about commodifying Banksy images, but not when the creative and empowering spirit of LEGO is involved! Jeff Friesen of the Brick Fantastic sells these amazing "Bricksy" prints--perfect for protesting Lord Business.

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China’s Great Wall Is Now Graffiti Friendly

Or maybe we're all falling for an elaborate Banksy prank.

Do you have revolutionary political views (GIVE PEACE A CHANCE) or a budding relationship you want to commemorate for all time? New graffiti sections on the Great Wall of China now allow you to immortalize your genius for as long as the monument may stand. No pressure.

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Banksy’s October in New York Is Almost Over, So We Take a Look Back

OK, art geeks. Here's your Banksy month in review.

We recently found out that one of Banksy's latest works was done by buying a painting from charity thrift store Housing Works, adding to it, and then returning it. The thrift store now stands to raise a bunch of money off of the proceeds for charity, which was no doubt Banksy's goal. We take a look at what else he's done this month in New York.

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Banksy Cancels Art Because The Police Don’t Get It

It's just, like, you wouldn't even understand.

Banksy's scheduled art piece for today has been "cancelled due to police activity," according to the street artist's website.

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“Steal Banksy” Website Maps Out All Of His New York Artwork So You Can Steal It

Good artists copy. Great artists steal. So do people who just want to own things.

We've been a bit lax in reporting the past couple of Banksy pieces in New York, but that doesn't mean he's stopped unveiling them. If you want to play catch up, then the Steal Banksy website is a great place for tracking every painting across the 5 boroughs-- and every time they've been defaced, too.

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Okay, We’ll Admit it: Banksy’s Two Latest New York Artworks Are Pretty Great

Unless you hate Banksy on principal, in which case we don't know what to tell you.

Last time we saw one of the pieces Banksy uploaded to his website we were kind of... well, bored, to be honest. These latest two are decidedly awesome and thought provoking, though, even if you're not sure you like street art.

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Banksy’s Latest Piece Is At Greenpoint, Says What Every Sarcastic Redditor Already Thinks

Go back to painting British cops making out! We liked those!

Everything is more profound when a famous intellectual says it. That’s why people on the Internet are constantly misattributing stupid quotes to William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde. So if Banksy — who is also famous — says it, does that mean it’s officially his theory now? Or is Plato going to get credit for this […]

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Here Are All the New Banksy Pieces You Missed Between Friday and Today

Go find 'em now -- some might already be gone tomorrow.

Did you guys do anything fun this weekend? Because the street artist Banksy sure did. He's been running around New York City all October as part of a self-proclaimed residency project, and he got a lot done since we last checked into his work on Friday. Come see for yourself.

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Why Do People Keep Defacing Banksy’s Work in New York ?

Yes, we understand the immense irony of that question.

This morning, Banksy posted three new images to his Instagram and website as part of his month-long romp around New York City. They haven't even been up that long, and apparently one of them has already been whitewashed. What gives?

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Banksy New York Scavenger Hunt: Day Three

Banksy has turned NYC into a weird art race.

October is shaping up to be a great month for art geeks in New York City because Banksy is in town trying to put on an entire show on the streets of the city. It's become a de facto game, the object of which is to get to the piece before someone else tags over it. It's not even noon, and we're already late to today's party. Thanks a lot, Raffzilla.

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PSA: Banksy Is in New York!

October is going to be a great month for New York art geeks.

Get excited, fellow art geeks! Banksy is in New York for the month of October, and he's attempting to host an entire art show on the streets of the city. He started yesterday, and as soon as we heard about today's piece we headed over to catch it before it's painted over or tagged by other graffiti artists.

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80-Year-Old Woman Who Ruined That Jesus Fresco Just Sold a Painting on eBay

Back in August the Internet exploded with pictures of an attempt at restoring a Spanish fresco that depicted Jesus called Ecce Homo or Behold the Man. The attempted restoration was done by an 80-year-old woman named Celia Gimenez. She is now widely considered to be the worst, but it hasn't stopped her from painting, and now Celia Gimenez just sold a painting on eBay for $1,421. What are the chances she's really Banksy?

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Banksy Doesn’t Seem Too Keen on U.K.’s Olympic Missile Plan

By this point, you are no doubt aware that the U.K. Ministry of Defence is installing surface-to-air missiles around London as a deterrent against would-be airplane hijackers during the Olympics. As you can imagine, some people are unhappy about the idea of having heavy weapons next door. Popular street artist Banksy doesn't seem too happy about it either.

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