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To know Jean-Michel Basquiat, look at his art

Jean-Michel Basquiat produced an influential body of work reflecting on issues such as race in 1980s North America

Banksy shocks art world by shredding £1mn work at auction

"Girl with Balloon" had just sold at Sotheby's Friday for £1 042 000 when it unexpectedly passed through a shredder hidden in the frame

Paint speaks to power

Graffiti has long been used as a form of protest, which a new generation in South Africa is discovering.

Dismaland: Banksy creates something truly depressing

The artist's Bemusement Park claims to be making you think, but as an actual experience it is thin, threadbare and, to be honest, quite boring.

Don’t Miss This: April 17 – 23

From David Kau's 'MoJokes' to the Fine Arts and Collectable Sale, here are this week's hot ticket events.

Banksy’s ‘Kissing Coppers’ sells for over R6m

Elusive British street artist Banksy has sold one of three pieces of work at a Miami auction for $575 000.

New World Trade Centre design is a disaster, says Banksy

A condemning essay by British graffiti artist Banksy has caused a stir after he referred to the design of the new World Trade Centre as a "disaster".

Buy it or hate it, Banksy’s art hits streets of New York

Famously jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy, the graffiti artist who is leaving his mark across the city this month.

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