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Banksy's Back

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Banksy needs no introduction whatsoever. All you need to know is that he's returned to the more familiar surrounds of England with some new street works and a new documentary for Channel 4 that is every bit as superb as you’d expect.

Some brand new Banksy street pieces emerged from the cover of darkness and some very well erected scaffolding this week. There were some playful nods to his hometown of Bristol as well as more ‘on trend’ works tackling phone hacking.

The biggie though was last Saturday (13th august) when Banksy's first attempt at producing a full-length feature for the small screen made its highly entertaining debut.

Titled The Antics Road Show, the program is a tongue-in-cheek look at the history of public pranks and their inspirations. Featuring clips, interviews and narratives, the show encourages urban pranksters to push themselves to create challenging, disruptive pieces and to elevate the form away from mere humour to make worthwhile political statements.

The hour-long special charts the history of people behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics. Banksy, working in collaboration with Jamie D’cruz (Exit Through The Gift Shop), produced the hour-long documentary special with narration from actress Kathy Burke. Many of the pranks shown clearly possess and evoke the same spirit of provocation that Banksy's own work holds and demonstrates; marrying the two very well.

If you would like further information of available Banksy works or to enquire about other works and artist’s we have in the gallery please call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com

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