Street art

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‘We’re in a post-truth apocalypse’: meet Foka Wolf, Birmingham’s billboard prankster
He ridicules the PM and offers penis enlargements to SUV drivers by hacking public adverts. The anonymous artist tells us why ‘people will believe anything’

Lauren Kelly

13, Apr, 2022 @11:19 AM

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‘These are our local heroes’: the artist painting murals of hope in a Zimbabwe township
Basil Matsika hopes his joyful murals of Mbare’s music and sports stars will inspire others to look beyond the area’s poverty and crime

Nyasha Chingono in Mbare. Photographs by Cynthia R Matonhodze

07, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Dublin city council takes street artists to court over murals
Subset collective to enter proceedings after 10 year ‘game of cat and mouse’ over murals including one of Sir David Attenborough

Lisa O'Carroll in Dublin

18, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Port Talbot says bye-bye to its Banksy as art dealer brings in a crane
Much-loved work that appeared in 2018 on a steelworker’s garage heads to England on the back of a lorry

Steven Morris

08, Feb, 2022 @3:05 PM

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‘It will stay in our hearts’: Port Talbot prepares to bid farewell to its Banksy
Mural that materialised in 2018, attracting tourists and inspiring a street art trail, to be taken from industrial town in Wales

Steven Morris

28, Jan, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Robbie Williams to sell three Banksy artworks for up to £10m
Singer puts versions of Kissing Coppers, Girl Wwith Balloon and Vandalised Oils (Choppers) up for auction

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

20, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘A very Adelaide thing to do’: who is behind the city’s googly eyes wave?
Adelaide residents have their eyes glued to a low-stakes whodunnit hitting landmarks across the suburbs, including a KFC sign and a colonial statue

Walter Marsh

19, Jan, 2022 @12:40 AM

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‘Who’s to say it’s not real?’ Street artist Kaws on creating Fortnite’s first exhibition
The New Yorker has made a virtual art show to take place within the smash-hit game – and a real-life one at London’s Serpentine with a touch of augmented reality. Can it get young gamers into galleries?

Amy Fleming

18, Jan, 2022 @11:50 AM

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Painting a bigger picture: Senegal’s pioneering ‘first lady’ of graffiti
Artist, poet and singer, Dieynaba Sidibé, AKA Zeinixx, has made her way to the top of the country’s male-dominated hip-hop scene and wants her messages of hope to inspire young women

Portia Crowe

10, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pavement Picasso: on the trail of London’s chewing gum artist
Since 2004, Ben Wilson has been turning thousands of blobs of discarded gum into miniature artworks that celebrate community and the lives of local people

Tim Adams

07, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘We planted a seed’: the Afghan artists who painted for freedom
The Taliban has whitewashed Kabul’s political murals – and those who created them have fled into exile

Ruchi Kumar

23, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Little Amal: telling the unpalatable truth | Editorial
Editorial: The puppet’s journey from Turkey to the UK charmed audiences – but also discomfited them. And that’s the point


20, Oct, 2021 @6:02 PM

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