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Banksy says London auction of works nothing to do with him

LONDON (Reuters) - The reclusive British street artist Banksy has disassociated himself from an exhibition of his urban art murals that have been removed from walls and are to be auctioned off in London. Among the seven works said to be included in the sale organized by the Sincura Group are "Berlin Door", "No Ball Games", "Liverpool Rat" and "Girl With Balloon".

New Banksy work on show in British hometown after removal row

A new work by British street artist Banksy will go on public display in his home city after a row over ownership of the painting, which features two lovers embracing as they gaze at their mobile phones, officials said Thursday. The piece dubbed "Mobile Lovers" was found at the weekend on a wooden plank that had been screwed onto a boarded-up doorway in Bristol, western England. Members of a youth club discovered the artwork near their building amid a search sparked when an image of the piece appeared on Banksy's internet site, with no indication of its location.

Banksy work 'Kissing Coppers' auctioned for $575,000 in Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A mural created on the side of a building by the elusive British street artist known as "Banksy" sold for $575,000 on Tuesday, along with dozens of other graffiti-style works at a Miami auction being closely watched due to the soaring value of street art.

Banksy gas station mural sells for $209,000 at auction

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - A Banksy mural that was removed from a Hollywood gas station wall fetched $209,000 at the first U.S. auction of the reclusive British street artist's work, an auction official said on Friday. Beverly Hills-based Julien's Auctions sold the Banksy piece, on a 9-by-8-foot slab of beige brick wall, weighing close to four tons, to an anonymous bidder on Thursday, spokeswoman Caroline Galloway said.

Lithuanian 'Banksy' a hit in anti-graffiti Singapore

A Lithuanian artist who angered Malaysian officials with a street mural depicting a knife-wielding Lego robber has found unlikely admirers across the border in graffiti-averse Singapore for his works on a softer theme. Ernest Zacharevic, who has been likened to British graffiti artist Banksy, has seen photos of his murals depicting children playing go viral on Facebook as Singaporeans unused to seeing art on outdoor walls expressed their approval.

Early pieces by graffiti artist Banksy added to Los Angeles auction

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four early works of elusive British artist Banksy will go on sale at an auction in December, joining the artist's "Flower Girl" piece, Julien's Auctions said on Monday. The four graffiti works include "Happy Choppers," a 2002 mural that first appeared on a wall at the Whitecross Street Market in London and features a stenciled group of military helicopters, one adorned with a pink bow.

After summer fame, Montreal gallery robbed of paintings and prints

MONTREAL - A Montreal gallery that hoped to make Canada a world-class destination for art tourism, riding the street art wave that made Banksy a pop-culture phenomenon, has been dealt a major blow with the theft of $50,000 in paintings and prints. After opening its doors to artists such as Spain's Ricardo Cavolo and the UK's ROA during June's inaugural edition of the MURAL public art festival, the Station 16 gallery was robbed of at least 16 paintings and 50 prints.

Security tight after Banksy graffiti woes

Guards were on close watch Saturday as British street artist Banksy brought his in-your-face creations to New York City, where some unhappy property owners defaced his work. The Briton, whose identity is a secret, has sent hipsters and art fans scrambling to get a peek at his "Better Out Than In" month-long residency in New York. He has received offers of big money for some of his creations. But most of the works have so enraged property owners that they have been rapidly defaced.

Graffiti artist Banksy sells works at N.Y. pop-up stall for bargain prices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Art collectors and tourists in New York got a bargain during the weekend when British graffiti artist Banksy, whose work is expected to fetch upwards of $150,000 at an auction later this year, sold paintings at a pop-up stall in Central Park for $60. "Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100 percent authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each," the elusive artist said in a posting on his website on Monday.

Banksy sells art for $60 in New York

World-famous British street artist Banksy flogged original canvases for just $60 in Central Park over the weekend as part of a month-long residency in New York. While his work can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, his website announced that minimal interest and sluggish sales resulted in takings of just $420. The stall was set up on day 13 of his pop-up exhibition in New York, announced each day on the website www.banksyny.com and posted to his instagram account.
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