Banksy at the Royal Academy of Arts. 11 June 2018.

Banksy made it into the Royal Academy of Arts with a piece on Brexit referendum. The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is currently celebrating its 250th anniversary with an extended summer exhibition.

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The piece was published on Banksy’s Instagram account on 11 June 2018. In his own words:

“I entered an early version of this into the RA summer exhibition under the pseudonym Bryan S Gaakman – an anagram of ‘banksy anagram’. It was refused. Then a month later I got a mail from the co-ordinator Grayson Perry asking me to submit something so I sent it again. It’s now hanging in gallery 3.”

Banksy contributes to “Art the Arms Fair”, 11 September​ 2017

Banksy’s critique of the military industrial complex is a child’s drawing where part of the story is told outside the frame. The piece seems to connect two recent Banksy: The stick figure and her/his house from the Bristol street art piece in June 2016, and the three drones above Jesus Christ at Walled Off Hotel. Published on Banksy’s Instagram account today with the following announcement:

“My contribution to the Art the Arms Fair exhibition, which opens opposite the world’s biggest arms fair – held this week in London”

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New Banksy originals on Instagram. March 2017.

 

 

Banksy reactivated his Instagram account in March 2017. Supposedly because the official website, http://www.banksy.co.uk, is dedicated exclusively to the Walled Off Hotel project. Starting on 20 March, Banksy published four oil paintings, all of them with an exquisite technique, especially regarding the movement of the waves. The two latest connects directly to “The Beach” series of three oil paintings at Walled Off Hotel.  http://www.instagram.com/banksy/ .