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The knives are out for Banksy – or rather the paints are out. Everywhere he goes in his month long residency in New York rival graffiti artists are out to find him, to paint over him and sometimes to obliterate him completely.

But is it is not just graffiti writers who are upset that Banksy has gone beyond his peers and appealed to a much wider audience that on the whole hates the tags, the throw ups and the dubs of traditional graffiti. It is the critics too, who tend to put him in the same bracket as Jack Vettriano – too simple and too easy....:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/10377611/Banksy-Why-his-critics-h...

Some months ago there was a big news that Banksy was arrested for fraud actually that was hoax! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/banksy-arrest-was-a-giant-haox_...

Banksy sells his art for practically nothing to unsuspecting public

Unsuspecting tourists who thought they were buying cheap Banksy knock-offs have scored the bargain of a lifetime after the elusive street artist revealed the paintings were really his.
Banksy used an anonymous old man to sell several of his original works for US$60 ($63.60) from a stall in New York's Central Park on Sunday.The paintings are actually worth around $42,400 each.......
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/banksy-sells-his-art-for-practically-nothing-to-unsuspecting-public-20131014-2viay.html#ixzz2hxN8pfFg

 

 

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