Wednesday 19 December 2018

Street art from Banksy flown across Atlantic for collaborative exhibition

Banksy's works are much in demand
Banksy's works are much in demand

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A prized piece by celebrated street artist Banksy has been flown thousands of miles across the Atlantic to star in a stateside exhibition.

Robin Barton of London art dealership Bankrobber said the Bristol guerrilla artist's work, known as Art Buff, was due to be flown out by air freight to Miami tonight.

It will take centre stage at Art Miami in the first week of December as part of a collaboration between Keszler Gallery and Bankrobber London.

The collaboration will feature a number of Banksy street works spanning the artist's career from 2005 and will represent the largest collection of the artist's street works ever displayed.

A Grim Reaper figure, riding a bumper car, is the newest art installation by British artist Banksy in New York
A Grim Reaper figure, riding a bumper car, is the newest art installation by British artist Banksy in New York
The newest art installation by British artist Banksy, which his website calls "Bronx Zoo (at Yankee Stadium)", is seen on a wall outside Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York
A painting by British graffiti artist Banksy is seen at the Housing Works thrift shop in New York
A dancer poses with a new installation of art by British graffiti artist Banksy painted on the front door of the Hustler Club in New York
A woman walks past a new work by British graffiti artist Banksy on West 24th street in New York City
People gather to look at new artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy
A new installation of British graffiti artist Banksy is pictured in New York
A woman takes a picture of an artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy at Lower Manhattan
A new art piece by British graffiti artist Banksy
People gather to look at new artwork by British graffiti artist Banksy
A child poses for a photo under a new art piece by British graffiti artist Banksy in the Brooklyn borough of New York, October 17, 2013. Banksy has caught the attention of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg saying that graffiti ruins property. "It's a sign of decay and loss of control," local media have reported. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri(UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A new installation of British graffiti artist Banksy is pictured in New York
A woman, left, looks at work by British graffiti artist Banksy as Feliciano Perez guards
Children pose for their parents photo with a new installation of British graffiti artist Banksy's art
A security guard stands beside a new installation of British graffiti artist Banksy
A baby rests next to a new installation of British graffiti artist Banksy's art in New York
A new installation of British graffiti artist Banksy's art is pictured in New York
A security guard walks behind a new art installation by British graffiti artist Banksy in New York
A man jokingly poses with a new installation of British graffiti artist Banksy's art in New York
Known for his anti-authoritarian black-and-white stenciled images, which have sold at auction for upwards of $2 million, Banksy is treating New Yorkers to a daily dose of spray-painted art
An installation by British graffiti artist Banksy is seen in the Bronx section of New York October 21, 2013. Known for his anti-authoritarian black-and-white stenciled images, which have sold at auction for upwards of $2 million, Banksy is treating New Yorkers to a daily dose of spray-painted art - while eluding the police and incurring the wrath of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Men secure a rock formation by British graffiti artist Banksy with police tape in the Queens borough of New York
A rock formation by British graffiti artist Banksy is seen in the Queens borough of New York

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Last month the mural was vandalised just two weeks after it appeared on a wall in Folkestone, Kent.

The piece depicted an older woman staring at an empty plinth while wearing headphones with her hands clasped behind her back.

But a spray-painted penis was added to the plinth of the artwork in Payers Park.

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