A famous piece of Banksy artwork that was once on the side of a boat in Bristol will go on permanent display in one of the city's museums.
The Grim Reaper - which spent 10 years on the side of the Thekla nightclub had found a temporary home at the M Shed on the harbourside, but tomorrow it will be unveiled as a permanent fixture at the museum.
The piece was removed from the side of the boat a while ago because exposure to the elements was damaging it.
Ever wanted to own a Banksy piece but just couldn't afford the price tag? Well we have good news, fans could get their hands on one of the artist's original creations - for just £10.
Upfest - which takes place in Bedminster and Southville - is giving away the Di-faced note to one lucky donor who gives £10 or more towards their crowd-funding campaign.
The money will contribute towards the £15,000 needed to support the festival this year. It will host some of the most popular street artists from across the world, including Inkie, Sepr, Dutch duo Telmo Miel, and the first man to ever paint the Berlin Wall – Thierry Noir.
We received a genuine Di faced Note from an old festival friend and wanted to use this as a way to raise money for our crowd-funding appeal, so what we are doing is asking for £10 donations and when we reach our £15,000 target each donor will be put forward into a prize draw to win the piece of art.
Upfest relies on the goodwill of a lot of people including volunteers and the lovely people of Bedminster & Bristol, but this year, we really wanted to make Upfest 2015 the best one to date!
We’re really thankful to everyone who has already donated towards our cause and they'll already be in the prize draw for the Di-faced Tenner!
One of our viewers spotted this piece of graffiti tucked away on the wall by Lidl on her way into Bedminster today (12 May).
We are wondering if it is an actual Banksy. It features one of the Bristol artist's trademark mouse stencils.
If the work is authentic, it usually appears on Banksy's website - we're keeping our eyes peeled.
The mural itself and the satellite dish have been granted listed status in Cheltenham, but the phone booth at the centre could be removed.Read the full story ›
The man who owns 159 Fairview Road in Cheltenham - the external wall of which is covered in the Banksy 'Spy Booth' artwork - has said he "strenuously objects" to the mural being listed.
Among other reasons, David Possee said the piece is an unsolicited act of vandalism which he reported to the police. He added that a council stop order against any work being carried out on the wall has meant he has been forced to neglect repairs on the building and consequently has not been able to rent it.
Mr Possee concluded that if there is a genuine intention to find a way forward to protect the mural is should be retrospectively commissioned by the council to remove its illegal status.
You can read his full objections outlined below
- The mural was and remains an illegal and unsolicited act of vandalism against the property, which was reported by myself to the police at the time of its discovery
- A council stop order against any work being carried out to the flank wall of the property has led to unnecessary neglect and water ingress that has rendered the building effectively un-tenantable resulting in considerable and ongoing loss of income.
- If it transpires that the flank wall is in fact not owned by myself, then the responsibility for all repairs and upkeep plus any claimable loss of income rests with the newly elected owner/owners.
- The satellite dish cannot reasonably be included in the proposed listing as it is the private property of myself and the basis for its inclusion is entirely subjective based on a narrative applied to an act of vandalism by local and national press.
- Similarly the telephone kiosk cannot reasonably be included in the proposed listing as it is privately owned and only becomes part of the assumed narrative if it is to be believed that the author owns some level of intellectual copyright for both the mural and its associated environment, which he does not as previously attested by the murals very existence as a reported criminal act.
Security fencing has been installed by council officers in Cheltenham to protect passers by from a potentially dangerous stretch of wall which includes the Banksy artwork known as the Spy Booth.
The flank wall of 159 Fairview Road has been fenced off to protect people from the potential danger of plater falling from it.
The scaffolding which surrounded the Banksy piece used to provide this protection, before it was removed last week.
Notices have been put up on the fencing warning people to stay out of this area. The owner of the building and the highways authority have been notified.
Scaffolding and cladding which covered Cheltenham's famous Banksy, known as the spies, has been taken down today.
The art work, on the side of a house in Fairview road, was covered up after it was vandalised.
Local people had hoped to raise enough money to save the work for the town. A spokesman for The Bankrobber gallery in london, which had erected the scaffolding in the first place, says that it is no longer prepared to pay to protect the work.
Bankrobber is throwing down the gauntlet to the good people of cheltenham, in short we are no longer prepared to pay to protect the work?. So it's time for someone else to put their hands in their pockets. If not it will inevitably fall foul to both the elements and the vindictive souls ?who wish it ill.
Bristol City Council has revealed that it owns the building in Hanover Place where the new Banksy, known as "Girl with a pierced eardrum" has appeared.
It has released a statement saying that it will try to protect the mural, which has already been vandalised by someone daubing paint on it.
I can confirm that the building does belong to Bristol City Council although it is leased to private tenants. We will consider the options available to protect the Banksy and will work with the tenants of the building as appropriate.
Along came Banksy, and everyone's had something to say about it. From the entrepreneurs behind Banksy bacon rolls to a Vermeer fan's special pilgrimage, hear how Bristol has been reacting to its latest celebrity, "The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum”: