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Stolen Banksy Artwork Ignites Debate on Street Art Preservation

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The art world is once again hit by a wave of controversy as a piece by the renowned yet enigmatic street artist Banksy was stolen in south London. This latest incident heightens the ongoing debate about the preservation of street art, a genre inherently vulnerable due to its public and often unprotected nature. The piece, a stop sign adorned with three military drones, was interpreted by many as Banksy’s call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Art Theft in Broad Daylight

A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of theft and criminal damage, marking the second arrest in connection with the case. The first suspect, a man in his 20s, was released on bail. Witnesses reported the theft occurred less than an hour after Banksy posted a photo of the piece on Instagram. The incident, captured in photos and video, quickly went viral on social media platforms.

Read more: https://bnnbreaking.com/breaking-news/crime/stolen-banksy-artwork-ignites-debate-on-street-art-preservation/

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Two Yorkshire Cities Named In Top 10 Best For Street Art In The UK

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Yorkshire’s cities are home to some of the most iconic grafitti pieces. So, it’s on surprise that Leeds and Sheffield have featured amongst some of the country’s best to be named in the top ten for cities for street art in the UK. Especially Sheffield, which is a real hub for creative industries and DIY approach to life.

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Camden Market street art doors up for auction

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Salvaged doors used in Camden Market and re-painted by street artists in 2014 are coming up for sale at auction.

The colourful set of 15 will be sold at RWB auctions in Wiltshire and includes art by Captain Kris, The Real Dill, Fan HC and Secle Style.

The doors were taken from sheds erected in London’s Camden Market following a fire in 2009. They were then painted by street artists, but in 2015 the buildings were demolished.

RWB Auctions said a local private collector, who owned the 15 surviving doors, had contacted the auction house in 2023 about selling them.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/ce433wderj8o

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Bringing back the high street’s ghost signs

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Hand-painted advertising signs from the early 20th Century, called ghost signs, are being brought back to life by artists on brick buildings in Gloucester.

Local artist Tash Frootko chose to repaint two ghost signs on Dynevor Street and one opposite Carmarthen Street.

She found family members who used to own one of the shops and still had the original sign.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cd1ddq06njwo.amp

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