Banksy is Back With “The Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem

By artfido / March 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Banksy is back with a brand new project on the streets of Bethlehem in Palestine. The mysterious artist has just opened a nine room hotel called “The Walled Off Hotel” located in an area very close to the controversial West Bank barrier which has been heavily decorated by artists. “The Walled Off Hotel” exhibits Banksy’s typically politically charged […]

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Who is BANKSY? We Try to Answer the Art World’s Biggest Mystery

By artfido / October 19, 2016 / 2 Comments

It’s been the art world’s biggest mystery for some time… who is Banksy? The identity of the mysterious British street artist has been a closely guarded secret ever since he popped up in Bristol and took over as the most recognizable political and satirical street artist around the world. Over the years several different people have attempted to “unmask” Banksy, […]

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100,000 Suspended Balloons Inside Covent Garden Market In London

By artfido / September 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

Heartbeat is a cloud like structure assembled by artist Charles Petillon who has attached 100,000 white balloons onto a frame, and installing lights to illuminate them. The enormous display piece is located at the Covent Garden market place in London. Heartbeat is the first time French artist Charles Petillon did any of his work outside […]

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Banksy Street Art – The Most Comprehensive Collection of Banksy’s Art

By artfido / August 14, 2015 / 6 Comments

Given the interwebs always seems to be aflutter with news about Banksy, we thought we’d show you the most comprehensive collection of his street art in one spot. Banksy developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given moment. His identity remains unknown, even after over 20 years of […]

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Street Artist and City Worker Have Year Long Exchange on a Red Wall in London

By artfido / July 2, 2015 / 49 Comments

Street artist Mobstr recently shared a photo story that took place over the course of a year. The artist explains: “I cycled past this wall on the way to work for years. I noticed that graffiti painted within the red area was ‘buffed’ with red paint. However, graffiti outside of the red area would be removed via pressure […]

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An interview with BANKSY… finally!

By artfido / November 8, 2014 / 13 Comments

One of Banksy’s greatest tricks in this selfie-obsessed, celebrity-hungry world, is that of anonymity. By remaining anonymous, Banksy takes the focus away from the artist or the source and puts the focus on the statement and the work. There is a reason that Banksy is the most infamous artist working today; Banksy represents an idea that […]

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Street Artist BANKSY Arrested? Again?

By artfido / October 20, 2014 / 50 Comments

The interwebs was all aflutter today with news that elusive graffiti artist, political activist, film director, painter and long time fugitive that for years has gone by the pseudonymous name of Banksy, was arrested early this morning by London’s Metropolitan Police. According to reports, after hours of questioning and a raid of his London art studio, […]

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Michael Sydney Moore: a masterpiece in the making

By artfido / August 13, 2014 / 0 Comments

The above work is actually a painting. No photoshop. No filters. No editing. Paint brush and oil paint only. The artist is Michael Sydney Moore, a 23 year old oil painter working out of a Studio in London. You might not have heard about him before, but given his prodigious talent at such a young age, it won’t […]

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888,246 Poppies Pour Like Blood out of the Tower of London to Remember the Fallen Soldiers Of WWI

By artfido / August 4, 2014 / 4 Comments

This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower. The installation, entitled […]

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Artist Gets Tortured Like an Animal to Raise Awareness for Animal Cosmetics Testing

By artfido / June 14, 2014 / 196 Comments

Following on from our previous post where a performance artist showed her lady parts in front of the painting “The Origin of the World” at the Musee d’Orsay (see HERE), another performance artist has gone to great lengths to make a point. A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high […]

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