Of course Banksy hasn't been arrested. He's been too busy in Bristol but where? http://t.co/EDmkcxJNrI
New artwork from Bristol artist Banksy has appeared in the city but as yet, no one has been able to say where exactly it is. The piece appeared on his website with few clues as to where it may be. Some have suggested it could be in an area behind the ss Great Britain.
Banksy appears to have taken inspiration from the Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The original uses a pearl earing as a focal point, however Banksy appears to have used an building's alarm system as his.
A controversial artwork by the Bristol artist Banksy has been sold for more than £400,000 - securing the future of a youth club in the city.
The 'Mobile Lovers' mural went up near the Broad Plain Boys Club in April causing a row with Bristol City Council over its ownership - which was only settled once the elusive artist intervened.
Caron Bell reports:
It's been revealed Banksy's Mobile Lovers artwork has sold for £403,000.
A cash-strapped boys club in Bristol has sold it to a private collector. All the proceeds will benefit Broad Plain Boys' Club and affiliate youth clubs.
There was controversy when the club removed the work from a wall nearby, until the artist himself backed its ownership.
A cash-strapped boys club in Bristol has sold its Banksy to a private collector.
There was controversy when Broad Plain Boys' Club removed the work from a wall nearby, until the artist himself backed its ownership.
It's been valued at £400,000 - the exact amount it went for has not yet been revealed.
Hekmat Kaveh, the millionaire who bought the Cheltenham Banksy for a six figure sum a few days ago has told ITV News that despite last night's attack on the mural, he is confident the damage can be removed.
A local businessman in Cheltenham whose paid to keep a Banksy artwork in place says he wanted "to save the painting for the town."
The piece has been at the centre of a dispute between the local community and a private collector who wanted to remove it - but millionaire Hekmat Kaveh has offered the homeowner an undisclosed sum to leave it in place.
A Banksy artwork in Cheltenham valued at more than £600,000 has been saved by a wealthy businessman.
The piece has been at the centre of a dispute between the local community and a private collector who wanted to remove it but now millionaire Hekmat Kaveh has offered the home owner an undisclosed sum to leave it in place.
The governments Culture Secretary Sajid Javid is visiting Cheltenham later to try to drum up support for keeping a Banksy artwork in the town.
Scaffolding was erected around 'The spy booth' after the artist confirmed it was his. Campaigners are trying to raise £650,000 to buy the house and turn it into a museum.
The site of the Banksy mural in Cheltenham is itself now becoming an impromptu public art gallery.Read the full story ›