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Banksy is making his mark in the art world


Wednesday, 21 November, 2007, 12:00am


Love it or loathe it, graffiti is endemic in most cities in the world. Some consider it vandalism, others consider it street art. Invariably, it is a form of protest, whether it be the simple tag - 'Kilroy was here' - or the more elaborate slogans that inveigh against capitalism, the war in Iraq, animal rights, or whatever other issue concerns its author.

14 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Guerilla tactics

First came guerilla gardening, the act of turning up at night and planting vegetables and flower gardens in rundown public green spaces. Then came 'guerilla knitting', where young women took over trendy bars and posh hotel tearooms for knitting sessions. This Christmas has seen two rather odd developments - guerilla dining and guerilla retailing.

25 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

East End spit 'n' polish

Please Drive By My Village Carefully, read the graffiti by 'existencillist' Banksy, across the disused Haggerston railway bridge in east London. Such 'Brandalism', as the subversive secret artist calls it, refers not to residential fears for road safety, but to the crop of shootings in the ongoing local drug war. One Friday, the Ode de Banksy was there, traversing the Regent's Canal.

28 Feb 2005 - 12:00am