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Another of London’s perks: DIY street art for the masses. This home Banksy kit retails for ten quid at a shop called iartistlondon (via [PSFK) where you can get a similar guide to making your own Hirst-style diamond-encrysted skull. Well, crystal-bead encrusted anyway.
Banksy’s going back to Bristol (home of aerosol graffiti and trip-hop), for his first hometown show in almost a decade. Luckily, by now just about everyone is paying attention. The BBC went inside for a few snaps, while Hypebeast dug up a promo video (after the jump).
The big surprise: Banksy’s getting into animatronics, creating a surprisingly lifelike blinking tweety bird and a self-rocking SWAT officer at play. Maybe he’s got a soft spot for Disney too…
Back in 2006, the British graffiter pasted Ms. Moss’s face over a famous Warhol print of Marilyn Monroe, making a tidy 96,000 UKP for a set of six prints. With that kind of payoff, it’s hard to resist a flip or two, so the owners are putting them back on the block, expecting up to 150,000 in return.
Even given the economy, we think it’s a safe bet. Kate’s look of vague disgust has never been more appropriate.
Still, imagine the horrifying world we would enter if this sort of thing becomes common practice. So far the world of art and the world of things-you-can-imprint-on-your-jeans have remained blissfully separate. Nobody wants to see a formaldehyde-soaked shark sewn into your Levi’s. Pretty soon, that grungy-looking fellow with the paint-splattered chinos will be asking if you like his Pollocks.
Run, Banksy, run! Save yourself!
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