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  • Banksy watch: Twin towers homage in Tribeca

    Banksy watch: Twin towers homage in Tribeca
    Where's Waldo? How about where's Banksy? The anonymous British street artist has been playing hide and seek with New Yorkers (and the media) this month as part of his month-long "residency" in Gotham. Do serious art lovers care enough to follow the...
  • 'Missing' Banksy mural boarded over to keep vandals away

    'Missing' Banksy mural boarded over to keep vandals away
    A Banksy mural on the wall of a resort in Torquay, England, has been covered — and not whitewashed as residents had feared. Owners of the Grosvenor, which recently had its exterior repainted, said they hid the infamous street artist's 8-foot...
  • Banksy's 'Flower Girl' headed for L.A. auction

    Banksy's 'Flower Girl' headed for L.A. auction
    This post has been corrected. See details below. A Banksy mural that adorned a wall of a Los Angeles gas station is headed for auction. Julien’s Auctions announced Tuesday that "Flower Girl" would headline the company's “Street Art”...
  • Guillermo Del Toro directs 'Simpsons' Halloween couch gag

    Guillermo Del Toro directs 'Simpsons' Halloween couch gag
    Fantasy and horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro does big, big, big movies. But he's going very small for his next side project: he's directing the couch gag for an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons." The couch gag -- the short little bit that constantly...
  • Is a policy shift in the picture for Los Angeles murals?

     Is a policy shift in the picture for Los Angeles murals?
    Later this summer, following years of legal skirmishing and politicking, the Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote on whether to lift its decade-old ban on private-property murals. Some questions surrounding the proposed ordinance have been...
  • Famed Banksy mural could sell for $150,000 at auction

    Famed Banksy mural could sell for $150,000 at auction
    One of Banksy's most famous graffiti murals could sell for up to $150,000 when it goes on the auction block Thursday. "Love Is in the Air," which shows a masked protester throwing a bouquet of flowers, will be up for bid at Bonhams in London. The...
  • 'Missing' Banksy mural fetches $1.1 million at auction

    'Missing' Banksy mural fetches $1.1 million at auction
    A mural by Banksy that went missing from a London neighborhood recently sold at a private auction for $1.1 million. The sale of "Slave Labour,” which depicts a young boy hunched at a sewing machine stitching Union Jack bunting, was contested by...
  • 'Wheaties' artists get creative outside the box

    'Wheaties' artists get creative outside the box
    Some 120 years after Toulouse-Lautrec's Moulin Rouge posters surfaced on the lamp posts and kiosks of Paris, street artists reinvigorated by the antique charms of gluepot and paper are dipping into buckets of mix-it-yourself wheat paste to plaster...
  • Bonhams to hold street-art auction in Los Angeles

    Bonhams to hold street-art auction in Los Angeles
    It has become an art-world axiom that street art is big business. But how much is a piece of wall graffiti by a big-name talent worth exactly? Bonhams has announced that it will hold an auction in Los Angeles featuring more than 80 works by some of the...
  • Adam Yauch dies at 47; Beastie Boys' rapper MCA

    Adam Yauch dies at 47; Beastie Boys' rapper MCA
    It had only been a few years since Adam Yauch had found fame as the in-your-face rapper and bass player MCA in the transgressive, boundary-breaking trio the Beastie Boys. But in 1992 he was searching for something else, traveling in Nepal to snowboard...
  • Kristoff Ball's hands-on design

    Kristoff Ball's hands-on design
    Kristoff Ball is known for his rock star hairstyles but he can also fix a car, drywall a house and grow a delicious tomato. Long before he gained fame styling celebrities — including Pink, Ashley Tisdale, Brad Pitt and Gwen Stefani — he...