Featuring over 80 works unravelling Pablo Picasso’s lifetime of artistic bravura, this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery opening this October will be showcasing an extensive display of the artist’s portrait works.
The opening of ‘War, Capitalism & Liberty | Banksy From Private Collections’ museum exhibition on 28 May in Rome, Italy, was a huge success, kicking off one of the hottest shows of the summer.
Over 15,000 tickets have been sold within just two weeks, with the majority (around 60%) of the visitors coming from outside Italy. As a result of the good response, the visiting hours and days have been extended, allowing for a projected 100,000 visitors over the course of the next three months.
Last Monday (7th June 2016) a caretaker from Bristol’s Bridge Farm primary school arrived in the morning to discover a graffiti mural on the school playground’s wall, along with a note.
It was the notorious street artist Banksy, with his latest work since the ‘Les Miserables’ mural in Knightsbridge, London, who painted the mural in response to the school naming one of its buildings after the him. Seemingly an act of appreciation, it is as though the mural pays homage to the birthplace of his art career and the role he’s taken as an artist since.