Prepare yourself for a visual feast this August as Grafitti sprays the sunny white isle with the anticipated arrival of Urban In Ibiza. Never has Ibiza seen such a spectacular before with the world’s leading Grafitti artists displaying their work on the Island from 8th to 20th August culminating in a live art display by one of the UK’s most notorious graffiti writers Inkie.
If you are one of the few people who have not heard of artist Banksy, you are quite special, and more likely than not, either a) dead b) in a coma, or c) unable to read the newspapers - where Banksy generally has some column or other writing about him most days.
Children Of The Can: 25 Years of Bristol Graffiti documents the Bristol graffiti story from the early days of 3D’s New York-inspired work and John Nation's grass roots influence at the Barton Hill Youth Club to the current crop of artists who have helped to make Bristol’s graffiti scene one of the UK's most influential and diverse. Children Of The Can features the work of all the city's best-known and (until now) slept-on talent, including:
For any fan of Banksy’s work this book should become essential reading. Whereas Wall & Piece is official and comprehensive in detailing Banksy’s later work and stunts, and Banksy Locations & Tours by Martin Bull suited a specific purpose, but is now largely redundant due the stencils being buffed, Home Sweet Home is a celebration of Banksy’s street art in his home city of Bristol and mainly focuses on Banksy’s formative years and early works.
Whilst walking down Essex Road in Islington late last year I spotted the posters, displayed below, on the street. So I whipped out the phone and took a couple of pictures before being dragged off. I was surprised to not hear about these on message boards and the like, so thought I would post them here for your comments.
Whilst out on patrol, our contacts came across this fantastic satirical piece in the center of Canterbury, Kent. So what do you think? Is this a new piece by Banksy? Perhaps Sick Boy who recently had an exhibition at the Frisson Gallery in the city? Or is this more in the style of D*Face?
On 4th July the Frisson gallery on Palace Street, Canterbury will hold its grand opening together with an exhibition of work by Bristol street artist Sickboy - the first official Frisson exhibition. This will be followed by a free performance from the acclaimed gypsy jazz quartet, Smile at the Orange Street Music Club, Orange St, Canterbury.