Lestly In The Hizzouse #7

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Ihave always been one of those rare birds in New York who drives a car. It usually takes twice as long as taking the subway but at least I don’t have to wear my bus pants. This might explain why I have always had a fascination for the subway. If only I had kept a diary of my exploits I would probably have been able to write a book right about now. Back in the day I used to take a daily commute on #2 into the World Trade Centre. I think that subway car is the only place on this planet where you can rub shoulders with company chairmen, politicians, electricians, traders, actors, singers, musicians, artists, construction workers and fashion models all in the same place.

Banksy On Brexit

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Jammy Toast’s friend Banksy has finely shown everyone his thoughts on Brexit. His latest work shows a workman removing a star from the EU flag and is situated near Dover’s ferry terminal. The mysterious artist is known for his political pieces. His latest comes as the UK heads towards a general election and prepares to leave the EU. While some discredit the work as being “too obvious” others focussed on the subtle cracks, not the chiselling. Here at Jammy Toast we just love it!

Is The Banksy Hunt Over?

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Here at Jammy Toast we are great fans of Graffiti Artist Banksy while we also love Hip Hop group Massive Attack – now it appears they may be one and the same person. Or, more accurately, it is being proclaimed that Banksy may in fact be Massive Attack founding member Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja or at least he is leading a group of people producing Banksy artworks. Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja, the founding member of the Bristol based band, has been accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star because art keeps appearing near their gigs. Investigative journalist Craig Williams has started the claims that the artist could be Mr Del Naja.

Banksy Gives School A Present

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Jammy Toast’s favourite street artist, Banksy, has left a half-term surprise “present” on the walls of a Bristol primary school. The elusive artist composed the mural at Bridge Farm Primary after it recently named a school house after him. It was discovered as teachers returned from the half-term break along with a letter saying “it’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission”. A spokesman for Banksy has confirmed that the artwork is genuine.

Dismaland Tickets Crash Website

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That many people tried to buy tickets for the first day of the Banksy show in Weston-Super-Mare that the website crashed. In fact, thousands struggled to buy tickets online for the first day which was supposed to be a “locals only” day. “Dismaland”, a dark theme park, will run for five weeks at the seaside resort as we told you yesterday. A thousand people received free tickets, but as the remaining tickets went on general sale, the website crashed trying to cope with demand. Banksy’s spokeswoman said the site had received more than six million hits by Friday.

Banksy Exhibition

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Jammy Toast’s favourite graffiti artist, Banksy, has announced an exhibition at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-Super-Mare. The Dismaland show – which will also feature work from Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty – will take over the Tropicana site for five weeks. “I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honour,” Banksy said. The show is his first in the UK since 2009’s Banksy v Bristol Museum show which drew huge crowds.

I Remember When All This Was Trees

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A large street mural painted on a derelict Detroit auto factory by elusive artist Banksy is going up for auction in Beverly Hills and could fetch up to $400,000 for a local nonprofit, Julien’s Auctions said on Wednesday. The 2.1 by 2.1 meters mural called “I Remember When All This Was Trees”, which was painted by Banksy on the wall of the crumbling Packard factory in Detroit in 2010, will be sold along with a second large mural the graffiti artist created in Bethlehem. The Bethlehem work, called “Donkey Documents”, depicts a donkey having its papers checked by an armed soldier and was one of a series of politically-aimed 2007 artworks left by Banksy along a concrete barrier dividing the West Bank from Israel.