Graffiti artist Banksy has found a new way to present his work – an abandoned Eurostar tunnel at Waterloo station.
The reclusive painter converted a half-mile stretch of the tunnel in Leake Street, Waterloo, into a gallery for his and 29 other artists’ works. Get more Banksy news in our free newsletter or subscribe to our RSS feed
Among the images on display at the Cans Festival are recreations of Madonna kissing Britney Spears and newly-elected London Mayor Boris Johnson.The exhibition also has a number of installations, including a burned-out car, a tree with CCTV cameras, right, and a piano with green paint thrown over it.
Artists involved in the three-day street art show came from all over the world, including Australia, Canada and Brazil.
Members of the public were encouraged to get involved by turning up with a spray can and adding their own stencils.
Banksy said: “Graffiti doesn’t always spoil buildings – in fact it’s the only way to improve a lot of them. In the space of a few hours with a couple of hundred cans of paint I’m hoping we can transform a dark, forgotten filth-pit into an oasis of beautiful art.
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Another day , another interview.
Vettriano has once again expressed his opinions on a range of issues including his favourite subject – sex . He says “I paint what moves me â€“ sexiness” He also admits to making mistakes with licensing his images and wants to stick to selling prints and posters rather than umbrellas.He has published a new book featuring his three exquisitely furnished homes, in Kirkcaldy, London and Nice; his painting techniques; his continuing obsession with women of a certain type.
He was asked if he loved his country. “I love Scotland’s landscape,” he’d replied. “But some of the people in that landscape have made it intolerable to me.”
A decorated panel set a world record for the sale of a Scottish artwork.
The White Rose and the Red Rose, by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, wife of celebrated Glasgow designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh , was sold at auction for Â£1.7m.
Another panel by the same artist, The Heart of the Rose, was also sold in the same auction at Christie’s in London and fetched Â£490,900.The panels were first displayed in 1902.
The person who bought the White Rose and the Red Rose panel was said to be a private US buyer.
It was decorated with paint and jewelled gesso, a type of plaster.
The work was a collaboration between Macdonald Mackintosh and her husband.
The pair cooperated in many artistic enterprises, with the wife often creating works for the interiors of her husband’s designs.
A portrait of the late internationally acclaimed poet Sorley Maclean, a key figure in the Sabhal Mor Ostaig centre’s early years, has been donated to the college on Skye by Lord Gus Macdonald and accepted by its board of directors.
Peter Howson is best known for his distinctive figurative paintings of the Bosnian war and the singer Madonna.