Two new pieces at the Barbican centre. 17 September 2017

Two new Banksy murals have appeared on the walls of Barbican centre in London. Both pieces were confirmed on 17 September on Banksy’s Instagram account. The first piece depicts Banksy’s version “Boy and dog in a Johnnypump” by Basquiat. The second motive is possibly comparing the Basquiat exhibition with the London Eye tourist attraction. Jean-Michel Basquiat started his career as a street artist in New York.

Banksy’s announcement reads: “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican – a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls”

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The Cans Festival. London, May 2008.

Banksy hosted an exhibition called The Cans Festival in London, over the weekend 3–5 May 2008.  It was situated on Leake Street, a road tunnel formerly used by Eurostar underneath London Waterloo station. Graffiti artists with stencils were invited to join in and paint their own artwork, as long as it did not cover anyone else’s.

Photos: Romany WG and others

Street Art UK. 2006.

In June 2006 Banksy goes back to Bristol to paint the iconic “Well Hung Man” on Frogmore Street. Other notable work includes the vandalised telephone booth and the “18 minutes”, the maid sweeping the dust under the carpet.