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Banksy has unveiled his new project Dismal Land – a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism. According to the website Dismaland says:

“Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper? Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus…”

The event is open everyday from 22nd August – 27th September 2015. 11am – 11pm. Admission £3, free for the under 5’s. Capacity is limited, visit the ticket page and book a time slot for guaranteed entry. FOR FIVE WEEKS ONLY.

Contains uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children and swearing. The following are strictly prohibited in the Park – spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation.

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Infamous British stencil artist BANKSY is currently making his way through the Gaza Strip and hitting everything in his path. Along with some brand new images and of his latest endeavour, there’s a video to boot. Here are a number of quotes from the street aritst:

“Gaza is often described as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons – they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost everyday.”

“A local man came up and said ‘Please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.”

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French street artist Blek Le Rat is known as the father of stencil graffiti, a name he has earned through years of spray painting unforgettable figures on walls across the globe. In the early ’80s, Blek became one of the first street artists in Paris, known for his iconic rat stencil. His stencil technique has since been adopted by some of the biggest names in graffiti and street art today, including Brooklyn-based brothers Icy and Sot as well as Banksy. In fact, Banksy once said, “Every time I think I’ve painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek le Rat has done it as well, only 20 years earlier.”

In the video interview conducted by Complex Magazine, Blek names Banksy as one of the contemporary artists he admires along with Shepard Fairey and Swoon. He also talks about what drives him to paint the streets at night, the origin of his graffiti name, and the hardships artists working in his medium face. Follow Blek through the subways and street corners of New York in the video above.

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Banksy has just published photos of a new mural on his website. This piece comes immediately after rumours of his arrest in London after a 24 hour stakeout by Police. The new piece titled “Girl with a Pierced Eardrum” is a take on Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring, replacing the girl’s earring with an outdoor security alarm. The mural appears in the infamous artist’s hometown of Bristol.

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