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Banksy is a pseudonymous United Kingdom-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

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Banksy's work was made up of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher, but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." Observers have noted that his style is similar…

…to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris. Banksy says that he was inspired by "3D", a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack.
Known for his contempt for the government in labelling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls, even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie", made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010. In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film. In 2014, he was awarded person of year at the 2014 Webby Awards.

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      Street art Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context…
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      Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art. Video projection, yarn bombing and Lock On sculpture became popularized at the turn of the 21st century.…

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      Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art. Video projection, yarn bombing and Lock On sculpture became popularized at the turn of the 21st century.
      The terms "urban art", "guerrilla art", "post-graffiti" and "neo-graffiti" are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts. Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork itself is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism.
      Artists who choose the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world. Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of "art provocation".
      Street artists often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention, and have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Street art

    • His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stencilling technique. from Banksy

    • Street artists such as Blek le Rat and Banksy often exhibited works on Melbourne's streets in the 2000s (decade). from Street art

    • British street artist Banksy visited the city in 2000 and inspired many to take their art to the streets. from Street art

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    • Bristol is part of a street art scene, due in part to the success of Banksy. from Street art

    • Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. from Exit Through the Gift Shop

    • Where Eine joined a growing list of Street Artists who have exhibited with Art Below such as Banksy, Inkie, Mike Ballard, and Goldie. from Ben Eine

    • Where Eine joined a growing list of Street Artists who have exhibited with Art Below such as Banksy, Inkie, Mike Ballard, and Goldie. from Ben Eine

    • British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy is credited with creating the opening titles and couch gag for this episode, in what amounted to the first time that an artist has been invited to storyboard the show. from MoneyBart

    • V1 Gallery gained international notability by being the first art gallery in Scandinavia to exhibit international street art pioneers such as Banksy (UK) and Eine (UK), the Faile artist collective (US/JAP), Futura 2000 (US), Zevs (FR) and OBEY / Shepard Fairey (US). from V1 Gallery

    • This was the second time The Simpsons had chosen a guest director for its opening sequence, following the previous season's episode "MoneyBART", which was guest directed by British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy. from Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts

    • On CNN Today, Foster led special coverage of several major stories including the outbreak of the 2006 Lebanon War and the 2007 London car bombs. Foster broke the news that Hurricane Katrina had caused in a breach in the levees around New Orleans and anchored a live six hour simulcast on CNN and CNN International during the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Foster followed the early development of the street art movement by reporting on Banksy and Adam Neate. from Max Foster

    • British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy is credited with creating the opening titles and couch gag for the season 22 episode "MoneyBart", in what amounted to the first time that an artist has been invited to storyboard the show. from The Simpsons opening sequence

    • Examples include situations in which the line between graffiti and "guerilla" public art is blurred, such as the art of John Fekner placed on billboards, the early works of Keith Haring (executed without permission in advertising poster holders in the New York City Subway) and the current work of Banksy. from Public art

    • In 2010, the British street artist Banksy shot a scene for Exit Through the Gift Shop in one of the parks with his collaborator Mr. Brainwash. from Escape from Tomorrow

    • According to Rudd, the artwork was a homage to British street artist Banksy and a comment on human rights abuses in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games. from Van Thanh Rudd

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      Exit Through the Gift Shop Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta…
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      Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. The film charts Guetta's constant documenting of his every waking moment on film, from a chance encounter with his cousin, the…

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      Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. The film charts Guetta's constant documenting of his every waking moment on film, from a chance encounter with his cousin, the artist Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy, whose anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice, to Guetta's eventual fame as a street artist himself. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2010. It is narrated by Rhys Ifans. The music is by Geoff Barrow. It includes Richard Hawley's "Tonight The Streets Are Ours". The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
      There has been debate over whether the documentary is genuine or a mockumentary, although Banksy answers "Yes" when asked if the film is real.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Exit Through the Gift Shop

    • The world premiere of the film Exit Through the Gift Shop occurred at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on 24 January. from Banksy

    • Banksy's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie", made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. from Banksy

    • Guetta continues to hear more about Banksy – a prominent and particularly secretive artist. from Exit Through the Gift Shop

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    • Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. from Exit Through the Gift Shop

    • According to the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Guetta began as a proprietor of a clothing store and amateur videographer who was first introduced to street art by his cousin, the street artist Invader, and who filmed street artists through the 2000s and "evolved" into an artist in his own right in a matter of weeks after an off-hand suggestion from Banksy. from Mr. Brainwash

    • In 2010, he was one of the featured artists in the Banksy production Exit Through the Gift Shop shot by Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash), Invader's cousin. from Invader (artist)

    • Fairey features heavily in the Banksy movie Exit Through the Gift Shop, which documents the birth of Mr. Brainwash. from Shepard Fairey

    • Archival footage from Rash was licensed to Banksy's film production company Paranoid Pictures for the opening montage of documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. from Rash (film)

    • His first documentary film not made for TV was Exit Through the Gift Shop, directed by Banksy and co-produced by D'Cruz with Holly Cushing and James Gay-Rees. from Jaimie D'Cruz

    • The poster 'Forgive us our Trespassing' by Banksy, promoting Exit Through the Gift Shop, was censored by Transport for London, after a halo was added to it (possibly by Banksy), because of the prevalence of graffiti in the underground. from Art Below

    • He is part of the early Parisian graffiti scene along with Invader and Zevs, and he appears in Banksy street art movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop. from André (artist)

    • Barrow was the music supervisor for the Banksy film Exit Through the Gift Shop, premièred at the Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2010, and released in April 2010. from Geoff Barrow

    • In 2009 Tai appeared in the Banksy film Exit Through the Gift Shop as part of his 2006 Barely Legal art show for which she was painted red and gold with non-toxic paint. from Tai (elephant)

    • In 2010, the British street artist Banksy shot a scene for Exit Through the Gift Shop in one of the parks with his collaborator Mr. Brainwash. from Escape from Tomorrow

    • Hawley's track "Tonight The Streets Are Ours" was chosen as the title track for the Oscar nominated 2010 Banksy film Exit Through the Gift Shop which premièred at the Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2010. from Richard Hawley

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      Shepard Fairey Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer activist…
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      Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News.…

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      Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News.
      He became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Shepard Fairey

    • Banksy, along with Shepard Fairey, Dmote and others created work at a warehouse exhibition in Alexandria, Sydney for Semi-Permanent in 2003. from Banksy

    • Fairey features heavily in the Banksy movie Exit Through the Gift Shop, which documents the birth of Mr. Brainwash. from Shepard Fairey

    • Along with Banksy, Dmote, and others Fairey also created work at a warehouse exhibition in Alexandria, Sydney, for in 2003. from Shepard Fairey

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    • Above, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Vhils, and Shepard Fairey are some names that are synonymous with this subculture. from Stencil graffiti

    • Prominent international street artists such as Banksy (UK), ABOVE (USA), Fafi (France), D*FACE (UK), Logan Hicks, Revok (USA), Blek le Rat (France), Shepard Fairey (USA) and Invader (France) have contributed work to Melbourne's streets along with visitors from all over the world, most prominently Germany, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. from Street art in Melbourne

    • V1 Gallery gained international notability by being the first art gallery in Scandinavia to exhibit international street art pioneers such as Banksy (UK) and Eine (UK), the Faile artist collective (US/JAP), Futura 2000 (US), Zevs (FR) and OBEY / Shepard Fairey (US). from V1 Gallery

    • Also well known for their use of stencil art are Blek le Rat and Jef aerosol from France, British artist Banksy, New York artist John Fekner, world traveling artist Above, Shepard Fairey's OBEY, and Pirate & Acid from Hollywood, California. from Stencil

    • His work has been exhibited alongside established street artists, such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek Le Rat. from Nick Gentry

    • Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) is a documentary produced by the notorious artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art; Shepard Fairey and Invader, who Guetta discovers is his cousin, are also in the film. from Graffiti

    • (Seattle Magazine ) The series also depicts artists in the "low brow" and urban contemporary art movements, including Big Daddy Roth, Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Shag, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Lori Earley, Sas Christian, Audrey Kawasaki, Friends With You, Fafi, Barry McGee, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, and Banksy. from Michael Leavitt (artist)

    • Keizer's artistic style has been noted as reminiscent of that of Banksy and Shepard Fairey. from Keizer (artist)

    • The tenderloin has been home to mural work by artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Mike Giant, Blek Le Rat and Dan Plasma. from Tenderloin, San Francisco

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      Above (artist) Above is an international street artist who has deliberately chosen to keep his identity concealed. He was born in…
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      Above is an international street artist who has deliberately chosen to keep his identity concealed. He was born in California in 1981 and has been creating public art since 1995. Above is known for his multi-layer, full color social and political stencils, spinning wooden arrow-shaped kinetic art installations, and large text-based painted murals. Above's artworks…

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      Above is an international street artist who has deliberately chosen to keep his identity concealed. He was born in California in 1981 and has been creating public art since 1995. Above is known for his multi-layer, full color social and political stencils, spinning wooden arrow-shaped kinetic art installations, and large text-based painted murals. Above's artworks regardless of medium usually have a strong message or awareness about social, political or international current events. Above began painting graffiti by tagging (writing his ABOVE graffiti signature) on freight trains in California in 1995. At the age of 19, Above moved to Paris, France, where he started painting his trademark arrow icon pointing 'above'. Since 2001, Above has self-financed annual tours around the world, with each tour exploring a new part of the world and often a new medium or style of artwork. During the past 16 years Above has painted artworks in the streets of 100+ cities in 60+ different countries around the world.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Above (artist)

    • Above, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Vhils, and Shepard Fairey are some names that are synonymous with this subculture. from Stencil graffiti

    • Prominent international street artists such as Banksy (UK), ABOVE (USA), Fafi (France), D*FACE (UK), Logan Hicks, Revok (USA), Blek le Rat (France), Shepard Fairey (USA) and Invader (France) have contributed work to Melbourne's streets along with visitors from all over the world, most prominently Germany, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. from Street art in Melbourne

    • Also well known for their use of stencil art are Blek le Rat and Jef aerosol from France, British artist Banksy, New York artist John Fekner, world traveling artist Above, Shepard Fairey's OBEY, and Pirate & Acid from Hollywood, California. from Stencil

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      Blek le Rat Blek le Rat, (pronounced: [blɛk lə ʁa]; born Xavier Prou, 1952) was one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and…
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      Blek le Rat, (pronounced: [blɛk lə ʁa]; born Xavier Prou, 1952) was one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and has been described as the "Father of stencil graffiti".

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Blek le Rat

    • He has also been long criticised for copying the work of Blek le Rat, creator of the life-sized stencil technique in early 1980s Paris. from Banksy

    • Banksy invited thirty-nine artists from around the world, including Sten Lex, Bsas Stencil, Prism, Roadsworth, Blek, C215, Dotmasters, Hero, Sadhu, Lucamaleonte, Faile, Logan Hicks, Btoy, Vhils, Vexta and John Grider exhibited their works in an abandoned tunnel near Leake Street in South East London. from Banksy

    • Artists included Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, C215, Cartrain, Dolk, Dotmasters, J.Glover, Ben Eine, Eelus, Hero, Pure evil, Jef Aérosol, Mr Brainwash, Tom Civil Roadsworth and Sten & Lex. from Banksy

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    • Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris. from Banksy

    • Above, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Vhils, and Shepard Fairey are some names that are synonymous with this subculture. from Stencil graffiti

    • Vexta was one of the few street artists around the world to be personally invited by Banksy, the world's most infamous street artist, to participate in the "Cans Festival", an all-stencil underground event that also featured the likes of Blek le Rat, Vhils, Faile and Pure Evil. from Vexta

    • Street artists such as Blek le Rat and Banksy often exhibited works on Melbourne's streets in the 2000s (decade). from Street art

    • Prominent international street artists such as Banksy (UK), ABOVE (USA), Fafi (France), D*FACE (UK), Logan Hicks, Revok (USA), Blek le Rat (France), Shepard Fairey (USA) and Invader (France) have contributed work to Melbourne's streets along with visitors from all over the world, most prominently Germany, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. from Street art in Melbourne

    • Also well known for their use of stencil art are Blek le Rat and Jef aerosol from France, British artist Banksy, New York artist John Fekner, world traveling artist Above, Shepard Fairey's OBEY, and Pirate & Acid from Hollywood, California. from Stencil

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      Mr. Brainwash Mr. Brainwash – often written MBW – is a name used by Paris-born, Los Angeles-based self-proclaimed filmmaker and…
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      Mr. Brainwash – often written MBW – is a name used by Paris-born, Los Angeles-based self-proclaimed filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta. According to the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Guetta began as a proprietor of a clothing store and amateur videographer who was first introduced to street art by his cousin,

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      Mr. Brainwash – often written MBW – is a name used by Paris-born, Los Angeles-based self-proclaimed filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta. According to the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Guetta began as a proprietor of a clothing store and amateur videographer who was first introduced to street art by his cousin, the street artist Invader, and who filmed street artists through the 2000s and "evolved" into an artist in his own right in a matter of weeks after an off-hand suggestion from Banksy.
      Guetta does not typically have much physical involvement in the construction of the artwork attributed to him; he passes ideas to his creative team, mostly graphic designers. Mimicking his associate Banksy, Guetta employs famous artistic and historic images, many of which are copyrighted, altering them in sometimes slight, sometimes significant ways. A number of critics have observed that his works strongly emulate the styles and concepts of Banksy, and have speculated that Guetta is an elaborate prank staged by Banksy, who may have created the works himself. Banksy insists on his official website, however, that Exit Through the Gift Shop is authentic and that Guetta is not part of a prank.
      His work sold for five-figure sums at his self-financed debut exhibit Life is Beautiful, due, it is thought, to a mixture of an over heated and hyped street art market and – according to Banksy and Shepard Fairey as seen in Exit – his misuse of endorsements from Banksy and Fairey. The exhibit was held in Los Angeles, California, on June 18, 2008, and was a popular and critical success. In 2009, Madonna paid Guetta to design the cover art for her Celebration album.
      In October 2013 Guetta took part in Art Wars at the Saatchi Gallery curated by Ben Moore. Guetta was issued with a stormtrooper helmet, which he transformed into a work of art. Proceeds went to the Missing Tom Fund set up by Ben Moore to find his brother Tom who has been missing for over ten years. The work was also shown on the Regents Park platform as part of Art Below Regents Park.

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    How Banksy
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    • Artists included Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, C215, Cartrain, Dolk, Dotmasters, J.Glover, Ben Eine, Eelus, Hero, Pure evil, Jef Aérosol, Mr Brainwash, Tom Civil Roadsworth and Sten & Lex. from Banksy

    • A number of critics have observed that his works strongly emulate the styles and concepts of Banksy, and have speculated that Guetta is an elaborate prank staged by Banksy, who may have created the works himself. from Mr. Brainwash

    • Mimicking his associate Banksy, Guetta employs famous artistic and historic images, many of which are copyrighted, altering them in sometimes slight, sometimes significant ways. from Mr. Brainwash

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    • According to the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Guetta began as a proprietor of a clothing store and amateur videographer who was first introduced to street art by his cousin, the street artist Invader, and who filmed street artists through the 2000s and "evolved" into an artist in his own right in a matter of weeks after an off-hand suggestion from Banksy. from Mr. Brainwash

    • Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. from Exit Through the Gift Shop

    • In 2010, he was one of the featured artists in the Banksy production Exit Through the Gift Shop shot by Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash), Invader's cousin. from Invader (artist)

    • Fairey features heavily in the Banksy movie Exit Through the Gift Shop, which documents the birth of Mr. Brainwash. from Shepard Fairey

    • In 2010, the British street artist Banksy shot a scene for Exit Through the Gift Shop in one of the parks with his collaborator Mr. Brainwash. from Escape from Tomorrow

    • Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) is a documentary produced by the notorious artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art; Shepard Fairey and Invader, who Guetta discovers is his cousin, are also in the film. from Graffiti

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      Street artist A street artist is a person who creates their art or craft in public, most usually on streets, for monetary reward…
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      A street artist is a person who creates their art or craft in public, most usually on streets, for monetary reward. Some artists also sell their art or craft. Artists include portrait artists, caricaturists, artists who replicate famous paintings on the street itself or on large canvases, hair braiders, friendship bracelet makers and many others.…

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      A street artist is a person who creates their art or craft in public, most usually on streets, for monetary reward. Some artists also sell their art or craft. Artists include portrait artists, caricaturists, artists who replicate famous paintings on the street itself or on large canvases, hair braiders, friendship bracelet makers and many others.
      The term 'street artist' is sometimes used more broadly to mean any persons involved in street performance or busking. These include musicians, acrobats, jugglers, living statues, and street theatre performers.
      Street artists receive monetary reward for their art or craft either by donations being given in a hat, bottle or can or by the selling of their art or craft to the public. Some jurisdictions consider the selling of street art as street trading which therefore requires a license.
      Street artists can be seen throughout the world. In some countries street artists will set up spontaneously wherever they like, but may run the risk of being moved on or even arrested by the police if municipal ordinances prohibit their display or their actions are against the law. In other countries, street artists can be licensed by the local or municipal authorities so they may legally sell their artwork. These municipal street artist licences usually place limitations on where the artist can perform as well as regulate what they are allowed to sell. Limitations on what the artists can sell is often the authority's attempt to allow only handmade items of the artists' creation and not the manufactured work of others. San Francisco, Berkeley, and Seattle are American cities that regulate the display and trade of street artists.
      In New York City, street artists have an advocacy group that has won numerous Federal lawsuits on their free speech rights.

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    • Banksy is a pseudonymous United Kingdom-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. from Banksy

    • His work has been exhibited alongside established street artists, such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek Le Rat. from Nick Gentry

    • Tracy's previous work includes collaborating with street artist Banksy producing animation for the television show The Antics Roadshow, directing the music video for the Dizzee Rascal song "Flex", and directing two Channel 4 pilot shows with Paddy McGuinness and . from Ed Tracy

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    • Delsin's character was inspired by United Kingdom street artist Banksy, as the development team appreciated Banksy's clandestine, satirical work. from Infamous Second Son

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      FAILE (artist collaboration) FAILE (Pronounced "fail") is a Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil (born 1975, Edmonton…
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      FAILE (Pronounced "fail") is a Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil (born 1975, Edmonton, Alberta) and Patrick Miller (born 1976, Minneapolis, Minnesota). Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for a wide ranging multimedia practice recognizable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. While painting and printmaking…

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      FAILE (Pronounced "fail") is a Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil (born 1975, Edmonton, Alberta) and Patrick Miller (born 1976, Minneapolis, Minnesota). Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for a wide ranging multimedia practice recognizable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. While painting and printmaking remain central to their approach, over the past decade FAILE has adapted its signature mass culture-driven iconography to vast array of materials and techniques, from wooden boxes and window pallets to more traditional canvas, prints, sculptures, stencils, installation, and prayer wheels. FAILE's work is constructed from found visual imagery, and blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture, but recent exhibitions demonstrate an emphasis on audience participation, a critique of consumerism, and the incorporation of religious media, architecture, and site-specific/archival research into their work.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To FAILE (artist collaboration)

    • Banksy invited thirty-nine artists from around the world, including Sten Lex, Bsas Stencil, Prism, Roadsworth, Blek, C215, Dotmasters, Hero, Sadhu, Lucamaleonte, Faile, Logan Hicks, Btoy, Vhils, Vexta and John Grider exhibited their works in an abandoned tunnel near Leake Street in South East London. from Banksy

    • Vexta was one of the few street artists around the world to be personally invited by Banksy, the world's most infamous street artist, to participate in the "Cans Festival", an all-stencil underground event that also featured the likes of Blek le Rat, Vhils, Faile and Pure Evil. from Vexta

    • Together with many other international artists—among them, Banksy, Mark Jenkins, Sam3, Ron English, Ericailcane, Swoon, and Faile— Blu has painted on the wall around Bethlehem that separates the West Bank from Israel. from Blu (artist)

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    • V1 Gallery gained international notability by being the first art gallery in Scandinavia to exhibit international street art pioneers such as Banksy (UK) and Eine (UK), the Faile artist collective (US/JAP), Futura 2000 (US), Zevs (FR) and OBEY / Shepard Fairey (US). from V1 Gallery

    • The magazine had a strong focus on street art and has featured Banksy, Invader, Faile, and Miss Van on its cover. from Swindle (magazine)

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      Inkie Inkie is a London based painter and street artist, originally from Clifton, Bristol. He is cited as being part of…
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      Inkie is a London based painter and street artist, originally from Clifton, Bristol. He is cited as being part of Bristol's graffiti heritage, along with Banksy, 3D and Nick Walker.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Inkie

    • He was inspired by local artists and his work was part of the larger Bristol underground scene with Nick Walker, Inkie and 3D. from Banksy

    • He is cited as being part of Bristol's graffiti heritage, along with Banksy, 3D and Nick Walker. from Inkie

    • The event was organized by respected Bristol street artist Inkie (Tom Bingle) who emerged (like Banksy) out of Bristol’s 1980’s graffiti scene. from See No Evil (artwork)

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    • Where Eine joined a growing list of Street Artists who have exhibited with Art Below such as Banksy, Inkie, Mike Ballard, and Goldie. from Ben Eine

    • Where Eine joined a growing list of Street Artists who have exhibited with Art Below such as Banksy, Inkie, Mike Ballard, and Goldie. from Ben Eine

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      Ben Eine Eine (real name Ben Flynn; born 23 August 1970) is a prolific street artist based in London, England.
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      Eine (real name Ben Flynn; born 23 August 1970) is a prolific street artist based in London, England.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Ben Eine

    • Artists included Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, C215, Cartrain, Dolk, Dotmasters, J.Glover, Ben Eine, Eelus, Hero, Pure evil, Jef Aérosol, Mr Brainwash, Tom Civil Roadsworth and Sten & Lex. from Banksy

    • Where Eine joined a growing list of Street Artists who have exhibited with Art Below such as Banksy, Inkie, Mike Ballard, and Goldie. from Ben Eine

    • Where Eine joined a growing list of Street Artists who have exhibited with Art Below such as Banksy, Inkie, Mike Ballard, and Goldie. from Ben Eine

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    • Eine produced many of the hand pulled prints for artists represented by POW including Banksy, Jamie Hewlett, Mode2, Modern Toss and David Shrigley. from Ben Eine

    • V1 Gallery gained international notability by being the first art gallery in Scandinavia to exhibit international street art pioneers such as Banksy (UK) and Eine (UK), the Faile artist collective (US/JAP), Futura 2000 (US), Zevs (FR) and OBEY / Shepard Fairey (US). from V1 Gallery

    • Past Art Below exhibits have included works by Banksy, Alison Jackson, Ben Eine, Antony Micallef, Mat Collishaw, Julie Umerle, Sarah Maple and Johan Andersson. from Ben Moore (curator)

    • Brick Lane is world famous for its graffiti, which features artists such as Banksy, Stik, ROA, D*Face and Ben Eine. from Brick Lane

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      Steve Lazarides Steve Lazarides (born c. 1969) is an English art gallery owner best known for his role as agent for the graffiti…
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      Steve Lazarides (born c. 1969) is an English art gallery owner best known for his role as agent for the graffiti artist, Banksy. He is noted as one of the first figures to help popularise street art, and as an authority on the latest trends in underground art.

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    Connects To Steve Lazarides

    • In May 2009, Banksy parted company with agent Steve Lazarides and announced that Pest Control, the handling service who act on his behalf, would be the only point of sale for new works. from Banksy

    • During this time he met Bristol photographer Steve Lazarides, who began selling Banksy's work, later becoming his agent. from Banksy

    • Steve Lazarides (born c. 1969) is an English art gallery owner best known for his role as agent for the graffiti artist, Banksy. from Steve Lazarides

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    • At the first of these exhibitions in 2008, Yeo presented 'Blue Period' at Lazarides Gallery, owned by Steve Lazarides, a specialist dealer in outsider and street art, known for launching Banksy' career. from Jonathan Yeo

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      Works by Banksy damaged or destroyed This is a list of damaged or destroyed works of guerrilla art created by Banksy, which have been removed from their…
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      This is a list of damaged or destroyed works of guerrilla art created by Banksy, which have been removed from their original locations or otherwise damaged or destroyed.

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    Connects To Works by Banksy damaged or destroyed

    • This is a list of damaged or destroyed works of guerrilla art created by Banksy, which have been removed from their original locations or otherwise damaged or destroyed. from Works by Banksy damaged or destroyed

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      Dolk (artist) Dolk (Norwegian for dagger) (Dolk Lundgren), is the pseudonym for Norway's most recognized graffiti artist. His…
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      Dolk (Norwegian for dagger) (Dolk Lundgren), is the pseudonym for Norway's most recognized graffiti artist. His motives are often pop-cultural references put into a humoristic or critical context. Dolks works can be seen at walls in cities like Bergen, Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Lisbon, Stockholm, London, Prague and Melbourne. Since 2006 Dolk has stepped into galleries where he has had several exhibitions.

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    Connects To Dolk (artist)

    • Artists included Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, C215, Cartrain, Dolk, Dotmasters, J.Glover, Ben Eine, Eelus, Hero, Pure evil, Jef Aérosol, Mr Brainwash, Tom Civil Roadsworth and Sten & Lex. from Banksy

    • Early in Dolk's career it was speculated that Dolk was a pseudonym for the well-known British graffiti artist Banksy. from Dolk (artist)

    • He soon started travelling the world, and in London people have mistaken Dolk's works for being art by Banksy Dolk have made stencil art in cities like Bergen, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Barcelona, Oslo, Lisboa, Stockholm, Praha and Melbourne. from Dolk (artist)

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    • Dolk claims he was inspired by the British street artist Banksy to start with stencil art. from Dolk (artist)

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      King Robbo King Robbo (born John Robertson", 23 October 1969 – 31 July 2014) was an English underground graffiti artist. His…
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      King Robbo (born John Robertson", 23 October 1969 – 31 July 2014) was an English underground graffiti artist. His feud with the artist Banksy was the subject of a Channel 4 television documentary called Graffiti Wars, first shown in August 2011.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To King Robbo

    • A feud and graffiti war between Banksy and King Robbo broke out when Banksy allegedly painted over one of Robbo's tags. from Banksy

    • In 2009 however, the English stencil artist Banksy covered most of it with a stencil of a workman pasting wallpaper. from King Robbo

    • His feud with the artist Banksy was the subject of a Channel 4 television documentary called Graffiti Wars, first shown in August 2011. from King Robbo

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      Vexta Vexta is an Australian stencil artist and street artist from Melbourne, Victoria.
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      Vexta is an Australian stencil artist and street artist from Melbourne, Victoria.

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    Connects To Vexta

    • Banksy invited thirty-nine artists from around the world, including Sten Lex, Bsas Stencil, Prism, Roadsworth, Blek, C215, Dotmasters, Hero, Sadhu, Lucamaleonte, Faile, Logan Hicks, Btoy, Vhils, Vexta and John Grider exhibited their works in an abandoned tunnel near Leake Street in South East London. from Banksy

    • Vexta was one of the few street artists around the world to be personally invited by Banksy, the world's most infamous street artist, to participate in the "Cans Festival", an all-stencil underground event that also featured the likes of Blek le Rat, Vhils, Faile and Pure Evil. from Vexta

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      Nick Walker (artist) Nick Walker (born 1969) is an established graffiti artist originating from Bristol, England. He is credited with…
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      Nick Walker (born 1969) is an established graffiti artist originating from Bristol, England. He is credited with introducing stencil graffiti to Bristol in the early 1980s, hence being a big influence on Banksy.…

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      Nick Walker (born 1969) is an established graffiti artist originating from Bristol, England. He is credited with introducing stencil graffiti to Bristol in the early 1980s, hence being a big influence on Banksy.
      Walker was invited by film director Stanley Kubrick to recreate the graffiti'd streets of New York for his 1999 film, Eyes Wide Shut.
      His paintings often feature a bowler-hatted gentleman 'vandal', which featured in a video by The Black Eyed Peas.
      Walker's paintings now sell for large sums of money - in 2006 a spray painted work titled "Moona Lisa" sold for an unexpected £54,000 at Bonhams in London. At a solo exhibition at London's Black Rat Gallery in 2008, £750,000 worth of art was sold, with dozens of people camping outside the gallery overnight.
      Walker was a main participant in the 2011 See No Evil event in Bristol, where he painted "perhaps the most striking piece at the event", one of his bowler-hatted gentleman on the side of a tower block in Nelson Street.
      Walker still lives in Bristol.

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    Connects To Nick Walker (artist)

    • He was inspired by local artists and his work was part of the larger Bristol underground scene with Nick Walker, Inkie and 3D. from Banksy

    • He is credited with introducing stencil graffiti to Bristol in the early 1980s, hence being a big influence on Banksy. from Nick Walker (artist)

    • He is cited as being part of Bristol's graffiti heritage, along with Banksy, 3D and Nick Walker. from Inkie

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      Vhils Vhils (born 1987) is the tag name of Portuguese graffiti/street artist Alexandre Farto.
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      Vhils (born 1987) is the tag name of Portuguese graffiti/street artist Alexandre Farto.

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    Connects To Vhils

    • Banksy invited thirty-nine artists from around the world, including Sten Lex, Bsas Stencil, Prism, Roadsworth, Blek, C215, Dotmasters, Hero, Sadhu, Lucamaleonte, Faile, Logan Hicks, Btoy, Vhils, Vexta and John Grider exhibited their works in an abandoned tunnel near Leake Street in South East London. from Banksy

    • He gained prominence when his work of a face carved into a wall appeared alongside a picture by street artist Banksy at the Cans Festival in London in 2008. from Vhils

    • Vexta was one of the few street artists around the world to be personally invited by Banksy, the world's most infamous street artist, to participate in the "Cans Festival", an all-stencil underground event that also featured the likes of Blek le Rat, Vhils, Faile and Pure Evil. from Vexta

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    • Above, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Vhils, and Shepard Fairey are some names that are synonymous with this subculture. from Stencil graffiti

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      Jef Aérosol Jef Aérosol is the pseudonym of Jean-François Perroy (born January 15, 1957), a French stencil graffiti artist. He…
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      Jef Aérosol is the pseudonym of Jean-François Perroy (born January 15, 1957), a French stencil graffiti artist. He has been an urban art proponent in France since 1982, and is a contemporary of Blek le Rat and Speedy Graphito.…

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      Jef Aérosol is the pseudonym of Jean-François Perroy (born January 15, 1957), a French stencil graffiti artist. He has been an urban art proponent in France since 1982, and is a contemporary of Blek le Rat and Speedy Graphito.
      Perroy was born in Nantes. He spray painted his first stencil in 1982, in Tours, and has been living in Lille since 1984. He has left his works on the walls of many cities in Western Europe and the United States, as well as Beijing, Tokyo, Buenos Aires and Reunion Island.
      Perroy is represented by several galleries in France and abroad. He made the cover and gave its name to the book Vite Fait, Bien Fait (éditions Alternatives /Agnès B, Paris, 1986). He released several books : VIP Very Important Pochoirs (éditions Alternatives, Paris 2007), Risques de Rêves (éditions Critères 2011 + re-release in 2012), Parcours Fléché (éditions Gallimard / Alternatives, Paris 2013) and several exhibition catalogues.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Jef Aérosol

    • Artists included Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, C215, Cartrain, Dolk, Dotmasters, J.Glover, Ben Eine, Eelus, Hero, Pure evil, Jef Aérosol, Mr Brainwash, Tom Civil Roadsworth and Sten & Lex. from Banksy

    • Also well known for their use of stencil art are Blek le Rat and Jef aerosol from France, British artist Banksy, New York artist John Fekner, world traveling artist Above, Shepard Fairey's OBEY, and Pirate & Acid from Hollywood, California. from Stencil

    • Within the past few years Old Street has become a favoured location for notable graffiti artists such as Banksy and Jef Aérosol. from Old Street

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      Slave Labour (mural) "Slave Labour" is a mural that was painted by a British graffiti artist, Banksy, on the side wall of a Poundland…
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      "Slave Labour" is a mural that was painted by a British graffiti artist, Banksy, on the side wall of a Poundland store in Wood Green, London in May 2012. The artwork is 48.03 inches (122cm) high by 59.84 inches (15cm) wide, and depicts an urchin child at a sewing machine assembling a bunting of Union Jack patches. The work was a protest against the use of sweatshops to manufacture Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics memorabilia in 2012.…

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      "Slave Labour" is a mural that was painted by a British graffiti artist, Banksy, on the side wall of a Poundland store in Wood Green, London in May 2012. The artwork is 48.03 inches (122cm) high by 59.84 inches (15cm) wide, and depicts an urchin child at a sewing machine assembling a bunting of Union Jack patches. The work was a protest against the use of sweatshops to manufacture Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics memorabilia in 2012.
      In February 2013 the mural was removed from its location and put up for sale at Fine art Auctions in Miami, USA. After an appeal from the residents of Wood Green the mural was withdrawn from sale in the US and returned to the UK. It was sold at an auction in Covent Garden, London for $1.1 million.

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    Connects To Slave Labour (mural)

    • On 18 February, BBC News reported that a recent Banksy mural, known as the Slave Labour mural portraying a young child sewing Union Flag bunting (created around the time of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II) had been removed from the side of a Poundland store in Wood Green, north London, and soon appeared for sale in Fine Art Auctions Miami's catalogue (a US auction site based in Florida). from Banksy

    • "Slave Labour" is a mural that was painted by a British graffiti artist, Banksy, on the side wall of a Poundland store in Wood Green, London in May 2012. from Slave Labour (mural)

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      MoneyBart "MoneyBart" (also referred to as "MoneyBART") is the third episode of The Simpsons' twenty-second season that…
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      "MoneyBart" (also referred to as "MoneyBART") is the third episode of The Simpsons' twenty-second season that premiered in the United States on October 10, 2010, on the Fox network. In this episode, Lisa coaches Bart's Little League baseball team to a record winning streak by using her book smarts in statistics and probability. However, when Bart questions Lisa’s coaching tactics and accuses her of taking the fun out of baseball, Lisa benches him from the championship game.…

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      "MoneyBart" (also referred to as "MoneyBART") is the third episode of The Simpsons' twenty-second season that premiered in the United States on October 10, 2010, on the Fox network. In this episode, Lisa coaches Bart's Little League baseball team to a record winning streak by using her book smarts in statistics and probability. However, when Bart questions Lisa’s coaching tactics and accuses her of taking the fun out of baseball, Lisa benches him from the championship game.
      The episode was written by Tim Long and directed by Nancy Kruse. It features an opening sequence and couch gag written by British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy, who stated he had been "inspired by reports that Simpsons characters are animated in Seoul, South Korea."
      The episode was watched in a total of 6.74 million households, the ratings decreasing from the previous episode. Critical reception was generally favorable, with praises towards the story and jokes but criticism towards the episode's use of baseball-themed celebrity cameos.

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    Connects To MoneyBart

    • Banksy was also credited with the opening couch gag for the 2010 The Simpsons episode "MoneyBart," depicting people working in deplorable conditions and using endangered or mythical animals to make both the episodes cel-by-cel and the merchandise connected with the program. from Banksy

    • British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy is credited with creating the opening titles and couch gag for this episode, in what amounted to the first time that an artist has been invited to storyboard the show. from MoneyBart

    • This was the second time The Simpsons had chosen a guest director for its opening sequence, following the previous season's episode "MoneyBART", which was guest directed by British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy. from Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts

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    • British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy is credited with creating the opening titles and couch gag for the season 22 episode "MoneyBart", in what amounted to the first time that an artist has been invited to storyboard the show. from The Simpsons opening sequence

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      Prism (street artist) Prism is a notable street artist operating out of Melbourne Australia.Prism cut his first stencil in 2000 of…
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      Prism is a notable street artist operating out of Melbourne Australia.
      Prism cut his first stencil in 2000 of Australian Prime Minister John Howard, with devil horns. Prism moved to Melbourne in 2001.…

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      Prism is a notable street artist operating out of Melbourne Australia.
      Prism cut his first stencil in 2000 of Australian Prime Minister John Howard, with devil horns. Prism moved to Melbourne in 2001.
      In 2002 Prism set up the website Stencil Revolution which has over 15,000 registered members.
      Prism's subject matter and choice of topic varies greatly from stencil to stencil. He has worked with many different mediums including: Freehand Graffiti, characters, sculpture and paste-ups.
      Prism and his work appear in RASH (2005), Australians first feature documentary film on street art and graffiti. RASH explores the cultural value of street art and graffiti in Australia.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Prism (street artist)

    • Banksy invited thirty-nine artists from around the world, including Sten Lex, Bsas Stencil, Prism, Roadsworth, Blek, C215, Dotmasters, Hero, Sadhu, Lucamaleonte, Faile, Logan Hicks, Btoy, Vhils, Vexta and John Grider exhibited their works in an abandoned tunnel near Leake Street in South East London. from Banksy

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      Crazy Beat "Crazy Beat" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur. It was released as the second single from their…
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      "Crazy Beat" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur. It was released as the second single from their seventh album Think Tank in 2003. "Crazy Beat" has been compared by critics and the band to Blur's 1997 hit "Song 2" in its guitar-driven simplicity. Released in the United States as the first single from the album, it became Blur's first single since "Song 2" to chart on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, reaching #22.

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    Connects To Crazy Beat

    • The mural had been commissioned for the 2003 Blur single "Crazy Beat" and the property owner, who had allowed it to be painted, was reported to have been in tears when she saw it was being painted over. from Banksy

    • The single's cover art features a satirical portrait of the British Royal Family by the English graffiti artist Banksy. from Crazy Beat

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      Robert Del Naja Robert Del Naja (pron. /ˈrɒbə(r)t dɛl ˈnaʒa/; born 21 January 1966 ), also known as 3D, is an English artist…
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      Robert Del Naja (pron. /ˈrɒbə(r)t dɛl ˈnaʒa/; born 21 January 1966 ), also known as 3D, is an English artist, musician, singer and songwriter. Initially gaining notoriety as a graffiti artist and member of the Bristol collective known as "The Wild Bunch", Del Naja went on to become a founding member of the band Massive Attack, with whom he is still active.

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    How Banksy
    Connects To Robert Del Naja

    • He was inspired by local artists and his work was part of the larger Bristol underground scene with Nick Walker, Inkie and 3D. from Banksy

    • Banksy says that he was inspired by "3D", a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack. from Banksy

    • The graffiti artist Banksy cites his work as an influence. from Robert Del Naja

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    • He is cited as being part of Bristol's graffiti heritage, along with Banksy, 3D and Nick Walker. from Inkie

    • A founding member of the band Massive Attack, Robert Del Naja, was originally a graffiti artist, and local graffiti artist Banksy has also gone on to produce album covers and artworks. from Bristol underground scene

    • Mayfair : 1978-1983 New Wave, Mod Revival R&B, Jon Locomotion Bass/Vocals, Rob College Guitar/Vocals, Conway Wynn Jones Drums *Massive Attack: Trip-Hop/Electronica Band (1988–present). Originally consisted of DJs Grantley Marshall (Daddy G or "G"), Andrew Vowles (Mushroom or "Mush") and painter-turned-MC Robert Del Naja (3D or "D"), who met as members of The Wild Bunch. *Maximum Joy: Post punk jazz/funk group (1979–1983). Formed from 3 members of the Glaxo Babies (Tony Wrafter, Dan Catis and Charlie Llewellin), with singer Janine Rainforth and John Waddington from The Pop Group. Their debut album ‘Station MXJY’ released in 1982. *Meet Your Feet: 8-piece all women's band playing original songs. A mixture of soul/jazz/rock with tight rhythms and harmonies. *Ménage à trois: current lineup is Ryan Kenning, Ricky Martin & Stuart Lockyer a Folk/Bluegrass/Pop Fusion with Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar. *Metropolis: 1981 - 1982. Synthpop/new wave group. Russell Thomas - guitar/vocals, Steve Libby - Kybds, Geoff Fulton - bass, Simon Phillips - drums. *Mike Jempson and the Editors: 2013. Dub/folk fusion band from Bower Ashton. *Mirror Mirror: Technical Hard Rock/Metal (1989–1992). Formed by Sy Keeler (ex-Onslaught, Vocals) and Andy Muse (Bass) with Rich Akbar (Guitars), Dettmar E Otto (Drums, later Lloyd Coates) and Alan Jordan (Guitars, later Matt Evas). *Monk & Canatella: Trip-Hop/breakbeat duo (1994–present). Their second album ‘Do Community Service’ included artwork from local graffiti artist Banksy. Portishead included a track titled "A Tribute to Monk and Canatella" on their 1995 CD single "Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)". *Movietone: Post-rock band (1994–present). Core members are Kate Wright and Rachel Brook (now Rachel Coe). Their 2003 album ‘The Sand and The Stars’ was recorded almost entirely live on a beach. *Mr Fantastic: Hip Hop DJ and Producer from Bristol - part of Beat Route 38 and also solo artist. Harvey's Bristol Cream LP (2011), All The Critics (2011) and What U Rhymin' 4? (2012). *Last Rights: Pop Punk. Have supported the likes of The Blackout, Elliza Doolittle and are featured on Radio One. from List of bands from Bristol

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      Bristol underground scene The Bristol underground scene is the culture associated with drum and bass, and graffiti art that has existed in…
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      The Bristol underground scene is the culture associated with drum and bass, and graffiti art that has existed in Bristol from the early 1990s to the present.…

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      The Bristol underground scene is the culture associated with drum and bass, and graffiti art that has existed in Bristol from the early 1990s to the present.
      The city of Bristol in the UK has spawned various musicians and artists, and is typified by its urban culture. While the city is most associated with a group of artists who emerged during the 1990s, especially the "Bristol Sound", the city maintains an active and diverse underground urban scene.
      The city has been particularly associated with trip hop. Salon magazine has said that trip hop was spawned in "the bohemian, multi-ethnic city of Bristol, where restlessly inventive DJs had spent years assembling samples of various sounds that were floating around: groove-heavy acid jazz, dub reggae, neo-psychedelia, techno disco music, and the brainy art rap.
      The Bristol scene is characterised by a strong relationship between music and art, especially graffiti art. A founding member of the band Massive Attack, Robert Del Naja, was originally a graffiti artist, and local graffiti artist Banksy has also gone on to produce album covers and artworks. Banksy collaborator Inkie was also part of the scene.

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    Connects To Bristol underground scene

    • He was inspired by local artists and his work was part of the larger Bristol underground scene with Nick Walker, Inkie and 3D. from Banksy

    • Banksy's work was made up of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. from Banksy

    • One of the most notable is Banksy, who has also designed album covers for bands such as Blur. Banksy is a world-renowned artist who uses his original street art form to promote alternative aspects of politics from those promoted by the mainstream media. from Bristol underground scene

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    • A founding member of the band Massive Attack, Robert Del Naja, was originally a graffiti artist, and local graffiti artist Banksy has also gone on to produce album covers and artworks. from Bristol underground scene

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      Graffiti Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other…
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      Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.…

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      Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.
      In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.
      Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Within hip hop culture, graffiti has evolved alongside hip hop music, b-boying, and other elements. Unrelated to hip-hop graffiti, gangs use their own form of graffiti to mark territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities.
      Controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement amongst city officials, law enforcement, and writers who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations. There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly developing art form whose value is highly contested and reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.

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    Connects To Graffiti

    • Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) is a documentary produced by the notorious artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art; Shepard Fairey and Invader, who Guetta discovers is his cousin, are also in the film. from Graffiti

    • Banksy is one of the world's most notorious and popular street artists who continues to remain faceless in today's society. from Graffiti

    • His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stencilling technique. from Banksy

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    • He is cited as being part of Bristol's graffiti heritage, along with Banksy, 3D and Nick Walker. from Inkie

    • The walls are decorated with graffiti - initially created during the "Cans Festival" organised by Banksy on 3rd-5 May 2008. from Leake Street

    • The album cover was stenciled by the graffiti artist Banksy. from Think Tank (Blur album)

    • Banksy made a reputation with street graffiti and is now a highly valued mainstream artist. from Art of the United Kingdom

    • Examples include situations in which the line between graffiti and "guerilla" public art is blurred, such as the art of John Fekner placed on billboards, the early works of Keith Haring (executed without permission in advertising poster holders in the New York City Subway) and the current work of Banksy. from Public art

    • There are several graffiti artists active in Bristol, probably the most known is Banksy, who produced the album cover for Think Tank by britpop band Blur. from Culture of Bristol

    • Graffiti artwork by Banksy can be seen halfway through the video. from Tomorrow Comes Today

    • Charles Uzzell-Edwards (born in South Wales in 1968 ) is a graffiti artist known by the moniker "Pure Evil" and is a stablemate of Banksy. from Charles Uzzell Edwards

    • Banksy, English graffiti artist. from 1974 in art

    • The subversive political artwork of Banksy (pseudonym of the renowned English graffiti artist whose identity is concealed) can be found on streets, walls and buildings all over the world, and has also featured in TV shows. from Culture of the United Kingdom

    • The album's cover and single artwork were undertaken by graffiti artist Banksy, with the single featuring a spoof image of the British Royal Family, replicated as a mural on the building. from Stoke Newington

    • English graffiti artist and activist Banksy portrays a modernised representation of a rickshaw in a piece where an overweight rich couple with a mobile phone (in colour) are being ferried by a young black boy and his rickshaw (in black and white). from Pulled rickshaw

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      Art Below Art Below is a London-based public art enterprise. It was founded in 2006 by Ben Moore. The organization displays…
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      Art Below is a London-based public art enterprise. It was founded in 2006 by Ben Moore. The organization displays work by a wide range of artists in the public spaces of cities worldwide.

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    Connects To Art Below

    • The work 'Forgive us our Trespassing' by Banksy was displayed in March 2010 at London Bridge in conjunction with Art Below an arts company that put on art shows on the London Underground. from Banksy

    • The display was organised by Art Below, a London based public art agency. from Banksy

    • The poster 'Forgive us our Trespassing' by Banksy, promoting Exit Through the Gift Shop, was censored by Transport for London, after a halo was added to it (possibly by Banksy), because of the prevalence of graffiti in the underground. from Art Below

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    • The work 'Forgive us our Trespassing' by Banksy was displayed in March 2010 at London Bridge. from Art Below

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      Cartrain Cartrain (born 1991?), often stylised cartяain, is a British artist associated with the graffiti urban art…
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      Cartrain (born 1991?), often stylised cartяain, is a British artist associated with the graffiti urban art movement. YBA artist Damien Hirst has threatened to take legal steps against Cartain over his art and activities. Cartrain's art has also been appropriated by well-known artists such as Gilbert and George, Jamie Reid, David Shrigley and Mr Brainwash

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    Connects To Cartrain

    • Artists included Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, C215, Cartrain, Dolk, Dotmasters, J.Glover, Ben Eine, Eelus, Hero, Pure evil, Jef Aérosol, Mr Brainwash, Tom Civil Roadsworth and Sten & Lex. from Banksy

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      Stencil A stencil is a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with letters or a design cut from it…
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      A stencil is a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with letters or a design cut from it, used to produce the letters or design on an underlying surface by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material. The key advantage of a stencil is that it can be…

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      A stencil is a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with letters or a design cut from it, used to produce the letters or design on an underlying surface by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material. The key advantage of a stencil is that it can be reused to repeatedly and rapidly produce the same letters or design. The design produced with a stencil is also called a stencil. The context in which stencil is used makes clear which meaning is intended. Although aerosol or painting stencils can be made for one-time use, typically they are made with the intention of being reused. To be reusable, they must remain intact after a design is produced and the stencil is removed from the work surface. With some designs, this is done by connecting stencil islands (sections of material that are inside cut-out "holes" in the stencil) to other parts of the stencil with bridges (narrow sections of material that are not cut out).
      Stencil technique in visual art is also referred to as pochoir. A related technique (which has found applicability in some surrealist compositions) is aerography, in which spray-painting is done around a three-dimensional object to create a negative of the object instead of a positive of a stencil design. This technique was used in cave paintings dating to 10,000 BC, where human hands were used in painting hand print outlines among paintings of animals and other objects. The artist sprayed pigment around his hand by using a hollow bone, blown by mouth to direct a stream of pigment.
      Screen printing also uses a stencil process, as does mimeography. The masters from which mimeographed pages are printed are often called "stencils". Stencils can be made with one or many colour layers using different techniques, with most stencils designed to be applied as solid colours. During screen printing and mimeography the images for stenciling are broken down into color layers. Multiple layers of stencils are used on the same surface to produce multi-colored images.

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    • Also well known for their use of stencil art are Blek le Rat and Jef aerosol from France, British artist Banksy, New York artist John Fekner, world traveling artist Above, Shepard Fairey's OBEY, and Pirate & Acid from Hollywood, California. from Stencil

    • Stencils are traditionally hand drawn or printed onto sheets of acetate or card, before being cut out by hand. from Banksy

    • His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stencilling technique. from Banksy

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      Think Tank (Blur album) Think Tank is the seventh studio album by the English alternative rock band Blur, released in May 2003. Jettisoning…
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      Think Tank is the seventh studio album by the English alternative rock band Blur, released in May 2003. Jettisoning the Britpop sound of Blur's early career as well as the lo-fi indie rock of Blur (1997), Think Tank continued the jam-based studio constructions of the group's previous album, 13 (1999). The album expanded on the…

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      Think Tank is the seventh studio album by the English alternative rock band Blur, released in May 2003. Jettisoning the Britpop sound of Blur's early career as well as the lo-fi indie rock of Blur (1997), Think Tank continued the jam-based studio constructions of the group's previous album, 13 (1999). The album expanded on the use of sampled rhythm loops and brooding, heavy electronic sounds. There are also heavy influences from dance music, hip hop, dub, jazz, and African music, an indication of lead singer-songwriter, Damon Albarn's expanding musical interests.
      Recording sessions started in November 2001, taking place in London, Morocco and Devon, and finished a year later. The album's primary producer was Ben Hillier with additional production by Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), and William Orbit. At the start of the sessions, guitarist Graham Coxon had been in rehab for alcoholism. After he rejoined, relationships between him and the other members became strained. After initial recording sessions, Coxon left, leaving him little presence on the finished album. Think Tank is a loose concept album, which Albarn has stated is about "love and politics". Albarn, a pacifist, had spoken out against the invasion of Afghanistan and, after Western nations threatened to invade Iraq, took part in the widespread protests against the war. Anti-war themes are recurrent in the album as well as in associated artwork and promotional videos.
      After leaking onto the internet in March, Think Tank was released on 5 May 2003 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number one, making it Blur's fifth consecutive studio album to reach the topspot. The album was later certified Gold. Think Tank also reached the top 20 in many other countries, including Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Japan. It was their highest charting album in the United States, reaching number 56 on the Billboard 200. The album produced three singles, which charted at number 5, number 18 and number 22 retrospectively on the UK Singles Chart. After the album was released, Blur announced a world tour with Simon Tong replacing Coxon as a guitarist.
      Think Tank was well-received critically, with a score of 83 on Metacritic, which equates to a tag of "Universal Acclaim". Several critics saw the album as timely, in part due to its being recorded in the Arab world where US and UK policies were unpopular. The album was nominated for Best British Album at the 2004 Brit Awards, and won the Q Album of the Year award. Since its release, Think Tank received a number of accolades listing it as one of the greatest albums of 2003 as well as the decade as a whole.

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    • The album cover was stenciled by the graffiti artist Banksy. from Think Tank (Blur album)

    • There are several graffiti artists active in Bristol, probably the most known is Banksy, who produced the album cover for Think Tank by britpop band Blur. from Culture of Bristol

    • The cover art was noted for a marked similarity with that of Blur's 2003 album Think Tank, itself a stencil by artist Banksy. from 21st Century Breakdown

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      Leake Street Leake Street, also known as the "Banksy Tunnel" or "Graffiti Tunnel", is a road in Lambeth, London. It is about 300…
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      Leake Street, also known as the "Banksy Tunnel" or "Graffiti Tunnel", is a road in Lambeth, London. It is about 300 metres long, runs off York Road and under the platforms and tracks of Waterloo station. The walls are decorated with graffiti - initially created during the "Cans Festival" organised by Banksy on 3rd-5 May 2008. A second edition of the Cans Festival on the August Bank Holiday week-end 2008.…

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      Leake Street, also known as the "Banksy Tunnel" or "Graffiti Tunnel", is a road in Lambeth, London. It is about 300 metres long, runs off York Road and under the platforms and tracks of Waterloo station. The walls are decorated with graffiti - initially created during the "Cans Festival" organised by Banksy on 3rd-5 May 2008. A second edition of the Cans Festival on the August Bank Holiday week-end 2008.

      While the Eurostar terminal was at Waterloo, the road was open for through vehicular traffic. On 2008 November 14 ownership of the road passed from Eurostar to Network Rail and through traffic was restricted to pedestrians.

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    • Over the weekend 3–5 May in London, Banksy hosted an exhibition called The Cans Festival. It was situated on Leake Street, a road tunnel formerly used by Eurostar underneath London Waterloo station. from Banksy

    • The walls are decorated with graffiti - initially created during the "Cans Festival" organised by Banksy on 3rd-5 May 2008. from Leake Street

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      2014 Webby Awards The 18th annual 2014 Webby Awards was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 19, 2014 and hosted by…
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      The 18th annual 2014 Webby Awards was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 19, 2014 and hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt. The awards ceremony was streamed live at the Webby Awards homepage.…

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      The 18th annual 2014 Webby Awards was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 19, 2014 and hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt. The awards ceremony was streamed live at the Webby Awards homepage.
      Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Lawrence Lessig for his work with intellectual property be co-founding Creative Commons and the person of the year was the artist Banksy.

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    • In 2014, he was awarded person of year at the 2014 Webby Awards. from Banksy

    • Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Lawrence Lessig for his work with intellectual property be co-founding Creative Commons and the person of the year was the artist Banksy. from 2014 Webby Awards

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      @earth @earth is a 2011 book made by the London born (and based) photomontage artist Peter Kennard with Lebanese artist…
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      @earth is a 2011 book made by the London born (and based) photomontage artist Peter Kennard with Lebanese artist Tarek Salhany. It is a photo-essay told through photomontage with seven chapters exposing the current state of the Earth, the conditions of life on it and the need to resist injustice. It was released on 1 May 2011 by Tate Publishing.…

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      @earth is a 2011 book made by the London born (and based) photomontage artist Peter Kennard with Lebanese artist Tarek Salhany. It is a photo-essay told through photomontage with seven chapters exposing the current state of the Earth, the conditions of life on it and the need to resist injustice. It was released on 1 May 2011 by Tate Publishing.
      Apart from the title @earth (which is also in different languages on its back cover) the pocket book contains no words and its story is told in sequences of constructed images.
      @earth combines images created digitally over the preceding two years by Kennard with Salhany especially for the project, with Kennard's earlier darkroom based photomontages (spanning over 40 years of work) some of which are part of the Tate Permanent Collection. They have been recontextualised for the book. The authors met when Kennard taught Salhany at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London.
      Naomi Klein, the author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, said of @earth: "This book perfectly captures the brutal asymmetries of our age: heavy weaponry trained on broken people, all-seeing technologies and disappearing identities, perpetually exhaling industry and an asphyxiating planet. If there's a word that's worth a thousand pictures, it's @earth."
      @earth was launched during a 3-day event called shooting@earth at Black Rat Projects in London, together with a display of artworks by War Boutique. The centrepiece was a paintball shooting gallery where visitors could fire at silhouetted figures of city bankers. Starting concurrently, an exhibition of works from the book was held at Raven Row in London. The exhibition included prints of the digital works pasted on the gallery walls by dr.d as well as Kennard's earlier montages

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    Connects To @earth

    • Of Kennard's @earth project, street artist Banksy has said "I take my hat off to you Sir, @earth looks great". from Peter Kennard

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      Greatest Britons Greatest Britons was a one-off awards show on ITV, celebrating the best of British talent. It is distinct from 100…
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      Greatest Britons was a one-off awards show on ITV, celebrating the best of British talent. It is distinct from 100 Greatest Britons.
      The awards aired on Monday 21 May 2007, with Kate Thornton as host, and they were produced by Shine Limited in association with The Sun and Marks & Spencer.…

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      Greatest Britons was a one-off awards show on ITV, celebrating the best of British talent. It is distinct from 100 Greatest Britons.
      Greatest Britons recognises the most creative and successful people from across the UK who've achieved worldwide fame within their professional fields. The winners of most of the awards are decided by an expert panel of judges. The award of Greatest Living Briton is voted for by the public.
      The awards aired on Monday 21 May 2007, with Kate Thornton as host, and they were produced by Shine Limited in association with The Sun and Marks & Spencer.

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    • On 21 May 2007 Banksy gained the award for Art's Greatest living Briton. from Banksy

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      Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a large museum and art gallery in Bristol, England. The museum is situated in…
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      The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a large museum and art gallery in Bristol, England. The museum is situated in Clifton, about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the city centre. As part of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives it is run by the city council with no entrance fee. It holds designated museum status,…

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      The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a large museum and art gallery in Bristol, England. The museum is situated in Clifton, about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the city centre. As part of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives it is run by the city council with no entrance fee. It holds designated museum status, granted by the national government to protect outstanding museums. The designated collections include: geology, Eastern art, and Bristol's history, including English delftware. In January 2012 it became one of sixteen Arts Council England Major Partner Museums.
      The museum includes sections on natural history as well as local, national and international archaeology. The art gallery contains works from all periods, including many by internationally famous artists, as well a collection of modern paintings of Bristol.
      In the summer of 2009 the museum hosted an exhibition by Banksy, featuring more than 70 works of art, including animatronics and installations; it is his largest exhibition yet. It was developed in secrecy and with no advance publicity, but soon gained worldwide notoriety.
      The building is of Edwardian Baroque architecture and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.

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    • On 13 June 2009, the Banksy vs Bristol Museum show opened at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, featuring more than 100 works of art, including animatronics and installations; it is his largest exhibition yet, featuring 78 new works. from Banksy

    • In the summer of 2009 the museum hosted an exhibition by Banksy, featuring more than 70 works of art, including animatronics and installations; it is his largest exhibition yet. from Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

    • In the summer of 2009 the museum hosted an exhibition by Banksy, featuring more than 70 works of art, including animatronics and installations; it is his largest exhibition yet. from Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

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      Ronald McDonald Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain. In…
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      Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain. In television commercials, the clown inhabits a fantasy world called McDonaldland, and has adventures with his friends Mayor McCheese, the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, and The Fry Kids. In recent years, McDonaldland has been largely phased out, and Ronald is instead shown interacting with normal children in their everyday lives.…

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      Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain. In television commercials, the clown inhabits a fantasy world called McDonaldland, and has adventures with his friends Mayor McCheese, the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, and The Fry Kids. In recent years, McDonaldland has been largely phased out, and Ronald is instead shown interacting with normal children in their everyday lives.
      Many people work full-time making appearances in the Ronald McDonald costume, visiting children in hospitals, and attending regular events. There are also Ronald McDonald Houses, where parents can stay overnight when visiting sick children in nearby chronic care facilities.

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    • One creation was a fiberglass sculpture of a Ronald McDonald and a real person, barefoot and in ragged cloths, shining the oversized shoes of Ronald McDonald. from Banksy

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      Bristol City Council Bristol City Council is the local authority of Bristol, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a…
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      Bristol City Council is the local authority of Bristol, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. The council is unusual in the United Kingdom local government system in that its executive function is controlled by a directly elected mayor of Bristol, currently George Ferguson. Bristol comprises 35 wards, electing 70 councillors.

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    • The image sparked "a heated debate", with the Bristol City Council leaving it up to the public to decide whether it should stay or go. from Banksy

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      Eastville, Bristol Eastville is the name of both a council ward in the city of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a suburb of the city…
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      Eastville is the name of both a council ward in the city of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a suburb of the city that lies within that ward. The Eastville ward covers the areas of Eastville, Crofts End (also known as Clay Hill), Stapleton and part of Fishponds. Notable places within the ward include…

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      Eastville is the name of both a council ward in the city of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a suburb of the city that lies within that ward. The Eastville ward covers the areas of Eastville, Crofts End (also known as Clay Hill), Stapleton and part of Fishponds. Notable places within the ward include Bristol Metropolitan College ( formerly Whitefield Fishponds Community School) and Colston's School, and the Bristol and Bath Railway Path also passes through the ward.

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    • In July 2011 one of Banksy's early works, Gorilla in a Pink Mask, which had been a prominent landmark on the exterior wall of a former social club in Eastville for over ten years, was unwittingly painted over after the premises became a Muslim cultural centre. from Banksy

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      Max Foster Max Foster (born 30 October 1972) is an Anchor and London Correspondent for CNN International, based in London.
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      Max Foster (born 30 October 1972) is an Anchor and London Correspondent for CNN International, based in London.

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    • In December, journalist Max Foster coined the phrase, "the Banksy effect," to illustrate how interest in other street artists was growing on the back of Banksy's success. from Banksy

    • On CNN Today, Foster led special coverage of several major stories including the outbreak of the 2006 Lebanon War and the 2007 London car bombs. Foster broke the news that Hurricane Katrina had caused in a breach in the levees around New Orleans and anchored a live six hour simulcast on CNN and CNN International during the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Foster followed the early development of the street art movement by reporting on Banksy and Adam Neate. from Max Foster

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      Bristol Zoo Bristol Zoo is a zoo in the city of Bristol in South West England. The zoo's stated mission is "Bristol Zoo Gardens…
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      Bristol Zoo is a zoo in the city of Bristol in South West England. The zoo's stated mission is "Bristol Zoo Gardens maintains and defends biodiversity through breeding endangered species, conserving threatened species and habitats and promoting a wider understanding of the natural world".

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    Connects To Bristol Zoo

    • At Bristol Zoo, he left the message "I want out. from Banksy

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      Elephant in the room "Elephant in the room" is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going…
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      "Elephant in the room" is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.…

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      "Elephant in the room" is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
      It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue.

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    Connects To Elephant in the room

    • The exhibition featured a live "elephant in a room," painted in a pink and gold floral wallpaper pattern, which, according to leaflets handed out at the exhibition, was intended to draw attention to the issue of world poverty. from Banksy

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      Paris (Paris Hilton album) Paris is the debut studio album by American media personality and singer Paris Hilton. It was released on August…
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      Paris is the debut studio album by American media personality and singer Paris Hilton. It was released on August 22, 2006 by Warner Bros. Records. Best known as a socialite and heiress of Hilton hotels, Hilton rose to worldwide fame as a reality show co-star. The entire album was posted on AOL Music on August 13, 2006, causing the album to be leaked on the Internet nine days before the scheduled release date.…

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      Paris is the debut studio album by American media personality and singer Paris Hilton. It was released on August 22, 2006 by Warner Bros. Records. Best known as a socialite and heiress of Hilton hotels, Hilton rose to worldwide fame as a reality show co-star. The entire album was posted on AOL Music on August 13, 2006, causing the album to be leaked on the Internet nine days before the scheduled release date.
      Paris received generally mixed reviews from music critics. The album reached number six on the Billboard 200, and sold over 600,000 copies worldwide. As of March 2011, the album has sold 197,000 copies in the US.

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    • In August/September 2006, Banksy placed up to 500 copies of Paris Hilton's debut CD, Paris, in 48 different UK record stores with his own cover art and remixes by Danger Mouse. from Banksy

    • In August and September 2006, Danger Mouse collaborated with British graffiti artist Banksy to replace 500 copies of Paris Hilton's album Paris in English music stores with altered album artwork and a 40 minute instrumental song containing various statements she had made. from Danger Mouse

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      George Davis (robber) George Davis (born 1941) is a former armed robber in the United Kingdom, who became widely known through a very…
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      George Davis (born 1941) is a former armed robber in the United Kingdom, who became widely known through a very successful campaign by friends and supporters to free him from prison after his wrongful conviction in March 1975 for an armed payroll robbery at the London Electricity Board (LEB) offices in Ilford, London on 4…

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      George Davis (born 1941) is a former armed robber in the United Kingdom, who became widely known through a very successful campaign by friends and supporters to free him from prison after his wrongful conviction in March 1975 for an armed payroll robbery at the London Electricity Board (LEB) offices in Ilford, London on 4 April 1974. The conviction was based solely on the unreliable use of identification evidence, in the absence of any other evidence connecting him with the crime. Following his release Davis went on to be jailed for two other cases of armed robbery.

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    • However, as of 18 January 2008, Banksy's Manifesto has been substituted with Graffiti Heroes No.03 that describes Peter Chappell's graffiti quest of the 1970s that worked to free George Davis of his imprisonment. from Banksy

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      Guantanamo Bay detainee uniforms Detainees held at the US-run Guantanamo Bay detention camp are typically issued one of two uniforms, either a white…
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      Detainees held at the US-run Guantanamo Bay detention camp are typically issued one of two uniforms, either a white jumpsuit if the prisoner has been labelled "compliant", or an orange jumpsuit if the detainee has been labelled "non-compliant".…

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      Detainees held at the US-run Guantanamo Bay detention camp are typically issued one of two uniforms, either a white jumpsuit if the prisoner has been labelled "compliant", or an orange jumpsuit if the detainee has been labelled "non-compliant".
      When the detainees face Combatant Status Review Tribunals or Administrative Review Board hearings, they were frequently asked to explain their uniforms to the overseeing officer, and they were considered a point in favour of further detaining or releasing the prisoner.
      Once insurgents began capturing foreigners in Iraq, there was a tendency to dress them in the same orange jumpsuits as their own forces were being dressed in when delivered to Guantanamo Bay - considered by some to be a sign of the insurgents "equating" the captures.
      On March 16, 2006 Secretary of State legal adviser John B. Bellinger III gave a digital press conference in which he dismissed the view that all the prisoners were being held in orange jumpsuits, stating "Very few people wear orange jump suits anymore, and yet that is the image that is being left with people all around the world, that everybody in Guantanamo is wearing an orange jump suit..."
      A number of protests against the prison camp have seen activists dress in the iconic orange jumpsuits to draw attention to the issue. In May 2006, a Turkish judge barred Loai al-Saqa, a suspected terrorist, from being brought into his own trial, because he chose to wear an orange jumpsuit for the hearing, demonstrative of his solidarity with those in Guantanamo, and his intentions to protest or resist legal authority.
      In his testimony during his 2006 Administrative Review Board hearing Khirullah Khairkhwa described being issued a black uniform when guards (falsely) came to believe he was contemplating suicide.

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    • In September 2006, Banksy dressed an inflatable doll in the manner of a Guantanamo Bay detainment camp prisoner (orange jumpsuit, black hood, and handcuffs) and then placed the figure within the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. from Banksy

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      Dumbo Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by…
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      Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice was synthesized using the Sonovox system, but it, too, was recorded using the RCA System.…

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      Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice was synthesized using the Sonovox system, but it, too, was recorded using the RCA System.
      Dumbo, the fourth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl for the prototype of a novelty toy ("Roll-a-Book"). The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo". He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy – a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.
      Dumbo was made to recoup the financial losses of Fantasia. It was a deliberate pursuit of simplicity and economy for the Disney studio, and at 64 minutes, it is one of Disney's shortest animated features.

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    • Other works included a YouTube video showing what appears to be footage of jihadist militants shooting down an animated Dumbo the Elephant; travelling installations that toured the city including a slaughterhouse delivery truck full of stuffed animals and a waterfall; and a modified painting donated to a charity shop which was later sold in an online auction for $615,000. from Banksy

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      Massive Attack Massive Attack is an English musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant…
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      Massive Attack is an English musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single "Unfinished Sympathy" reaching the charts and later being voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by…

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      Massive Attack is an English musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single "Unfinished Sympathy" reaching the charts and later being voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by NME. 1998's Mezzanine, containing "Teardrop", and 2003's 100th Window charted in the UK at number 1. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine feature in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
      The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including a Brit Award—winning Best British Dance Act, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and two Q Awards. They have released 5 studio albums that have sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

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    Connects To Massive Attack

    • Banksy says that he was inspired by "3D", a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack. from Banksy

    • A founding member of the band Massive Attack, Robert Del Naja, was originally a graffiti artist, and local graffiti artist Banksy has also gone on to produce album covers and artworks. from Bristol underground scene

    • Mayfair : 1978-1983 New Wave, Mod Revival R&B, Jon Locomotion Bass/Vocals, Rob College Guitar/Vocals, Conway Wynn Jones Drums *Massive Attack: Trip-Hop/Electronica Band (1988–present). Originally consisted of DJs Grantley Marshall (Daddy G or "G"), Andrew Vowles (Mushroom or "Mush") and painter-turned-MC Robert Del Naja (3D or "D"), who met as members of The Wild Bunch. *Maximum Joy: Post punk jazz/funk group (1979–1983). Formed from 3 members of the Glaxo Babies (Tony Wrafter, Dan Catis and Charlie Llewellin), with singer Janine Rainforth and John Waddington from The Pop Group. Their debut album ‘Station MXJY’ released in 1982. *Meet Your Feet: 8-piece all women's band playing original songs. A mixture of soul/jazz/rock with tight rhythms and harmonies. *Ménage à trois: current lineup is Ryan Kenning, Ricky Martin & Stuart Lockyer a Folk/Bluegrass/Pop Fusion with Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar. *Metropolis: 1981 - 1982. Synthpop/new wave group. Russell Thomas - guitar/vocals, Steve Libby - Kybds, Geoff Fulton - bass, Simon Phillips - drums. *Mike Jempson and the Editors: 2013. Dub/folk fusion band from Bower Ashton. *Mirror Mirror: Technical Hard Rock/Metal (1989–1992). Formed by Sy Keeler (ex-Onslaught, Vocals) and Andy Muse (Bass) with Rich Akbar (Guitars), Dettmar E Otto (Drums, later Lloyd Coates) and Alan Jordan (Guitars, later Matt Evas). *Monk & Canatella: Trip-Hop/breakbeat duo (1994–present). Their second album ‘Do Community Service’ included artwork from local graffiti artist Banksy. Portishead included a track titled "A Tribute to Monk and Canatella" on their 1995 CD single "Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)". *Movietone: Post-rock band (1994–present). Core members are Kate Wright and Rachel Brook (now Rachel Coe). Their 2003 album ‘The Sand and The Stars’ was recorded almost entirely live on a beach. *Mr Fantastic: Hip Hop DJ and Producer from Bristol - part of Beat Route 38 and also solo artist. Harvey's Bristol Cream LP (2011), All The Critics (2011) and What U Rhymin' 4? (2012). *Last Rights: Pop Punk. Have supported the likes of The Blackout, Elliza Doolittle and are featured on Radio One. from List of bands from Bristol

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      Riot police Riot police may be regular police who act in the role of riot police in particular situations or they may be…
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      Riot police may be regular police who act in the role of riot police in particular situations or they may be separate units organised within or in parallel to regular police forces. Riot police are used in a variety of different situations and for a variety of different purposes. They may be employed to control…

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      Riot police may be regular police who act in the role of riot police in particular situations or they may be separate units organised within or in parallel to regular police forces. Riot police are used in a variety of different situations and for a variety of different purposes. They may be employed to control riots as their name suggests, to disperse or control crowds, to maintain public order or discourage criminality, to protect people or property, to function as a tool of political repression by breaking up protests and suppressing dissent or civil disobedience.

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    • It depicts a teddybear lobbing a Molotov cocktail at three riot police. from Banksy

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      Nighthawks Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at…
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      Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night.
      It is Hopper's most famous work and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art. Within months of its completion, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago for $3,000 and has remained there ever since.

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    How Banksy
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    • He later moved on to producing subverted paintings; one example is Monet's Water Lily Pond, adapted to include urban detritus such as litter and a shopping trolley floating in its reflective waters; another is Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, redrawn to show that the characters are looking at a British football hooligan, dressed only in his Union Flag underpants, who has just thrown an object through the glass window of the cafe. from Banksy

    • A 2005 Banksy parody shows a fat, shirtless soccer hooligan in Union Flag boxers standing inebriated outside the diner, apparently having just smashed the diner window with a nearby chair. from Nighthawks

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      Anti-war movement An anti-war movement (also antiwar) is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision…
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      An anti-war movement (also antiwar) is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict, unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause. The term can also refer to pacifism, which is the opposition to all use of military force during conflicts. Many activists distinguish between anti-war…

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      An anti-war movement (also antiwar) is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict, unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause. The term can also refer to pacifism, which is the opposition to all use of military force during conflicts. Many activists distinguish between anti-war movements and peace movements. Anti-war activists work through protest and other grassroots means to attempt to pressure a government (or governments) to put an end to a particular war or conflict.

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    • Banksy's works have dealt with an array of political and social themes, including anti-War, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, anti-imperialism, anti-authoritarianism, anarchism, nihilism, and existentialism. from Banksy

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      Mona Lisa The Mona Lisa (Monna Lisa or La Gioconda in Italian; La Joconde in French) is a half-length portrait of a woman by…
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      The Mona Lisa (Monna Lisa or La Gioconda in Italian; La Joconde in French) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world."…

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      The Mona Lisa (Monna Lisa or La Gioconda in Italian; La Joconde in French) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world."
      The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, although Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris since 1797.
      The ambiguity of the subject's expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modeling of forms and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.

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    • His stencil of a green Mona Lisa with real paint dripping from her eyes sold for £57,600 at the same auction. from Banksy

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      Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was a multinational celebration throughout 2012, that marked the 60th…
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      The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was a multinational celebration throughout 2012, that marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. As of 21 June 2014, Elizabeth was queen regnant of 16 sovereign states, known as Commonwealth realms, including the United Kingdom. The only other time in British history that a monarch celebrated a Diamond Jubilee was in 1897, when Queen Victoria celebrated hers.…

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      The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was a multinational celebration throughout 2012, that marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. As of 21 June 2014, Elizabeth was queen regnant of 16 sovereign states, known as Commonwealth realms, including the United Kingdom. The only other time in British history that a monarch celebrated a Diamond Jubilee was in 1897, when Queen Victoria celebrated hers.
      Commemorative events were held throughout the Commonwealth of Nations. Unlike the Queen's Silver and Golden Jubilees, when the Queen toured most of her realms around the world, Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, toured only the United Kingdom. Other parts of the Commonwealth were toured by her children and grandchildren as her representatives.

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    • On 18 February, BBC News reported that a recent Banksy mural, known as the Slave Labour mural portraying a young child sewing Union Flag bunting (created around the time of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II) had been removed from the side of a Poundland store in Wood Green, north London, and soon appeared for sale in Fine Art Auctions Miami's catalogue (a US auction site based in Florida). from Banksy

    • A seemingly less permanent tribute that gained widespread popularity was a work provided by street artist Banksy. from Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II

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