‘The Man Who Stole Banksy’ tells Middle East street art tale

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Man Who Stole Banksy,” a street art documentary that will premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, spins a tale that mixes would-be art-world avarice with Middle East politics.


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Janelle Monáe, A$AP Rocky and Banksy Take to Walltime

VIRTUAL STREET STYLE: One of the Bowery’s busier corners, Houston Street, has a continually changing attraction thanks to the free app Walltime.
Banksy, Janelle Monáe and A$ AP Rocky are among the talent who have had their videos beamed on the wall there. Users can tune in remotely to watch it via live webcams and listen to synched soundtracks on iPhones. But Walltime can also be used to share Vimeo or YouTube videos on walls anywhere in the world. Live since January, the Walltime app is a new way to bring virtual content into a public space. Cofounder and chief executive officer Alex S. Vandoros said, “It adds what we believe is a new dimension to social media and audio visual content. Anybody can see anything on their iPhone. But there’s not really a platform out there that puts together virtual cloud-based content and actual walls — or other outdoor assets.”
Monáe’s new music video, “Pynk,” was teased last week downtown with a “sort of hush-hush release.” The app’s dual function allows people to listen to high-quality audio in synch with the projection. Not long ago while having dinner nearby at Cherche Midi, Atlantic Records executives happened to see A$ AP Rocky screening a video

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At West Bank tea party, artist Banksy offers royal ‘apology’ for Balfour Declaration

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – British street artist Banksy has offered a royal “apology” engraved on Israel’s barrier in the occupied West Bank for Britain’s endorsement a century ago of the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.


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Drones destroy child’s drawing in Banksy protest at UK arms fair

LONDON (Reuters) – Military drones destroy a child’s picture in British graffiti artist Banksy’s latest work, the highlight of an anti-war art show in London which protests against one of the world’s biggest arms fairs this week.


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New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London’s Barbican

LONDON (Reuters) – Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London’s Barbican center to mark an exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a U.S. artist who achieved fame through the New York graffiti scene.


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