drive-by planet: Atlanta billboard features Banksy’s mural of West Bank wall: ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ conference

This is a two-part post dealing with resistance to the Israeli occupation. The common thread is Christian-related… in one case billboard art with a controversial slant on the the nativity story and in another the growing evangelical resistance to Israeli occupation. Thanks to ifAmericansknew.org, a billboard in Atlanta is host to the artwork of British ...

drive-by planet: Atlanta billboard features Banksy’s mural of West Bank wall: ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ conference

This is a two-part post dealing with resistance to the Israeli occupation. The first part covers news of a controversial Israel-related Banksy mural in the Atlanta area. The second stays with the Christian theme to discuss the growing numbers of American evangelicals who are openly critical of Israel and expressing increased solidarity with the Palestinian ...

Art Threat: Banksy video asks that we stand #WithSyria on third anniversary of conflict

This week marks the third anniversary of the crisis in Syria, and a new campaign involving Banksy asks that we stand in solidarity with Syrians. #WithSyria asks the public to place pressure on political leaders to “do everything they can to make this the last anniversary marked by bloodshed.” The campaign takes graphic inspiration from ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Merry Christmas!

I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and/or the joy and warmth of the holiday season. Make 2014 a year of more love, more compassion, more sharing and more service. Three things to mark this day: Some pictures. Here are 75 amazing pictures from 2013. Some more pictures. Here are 100 of the ...

Art Threat: Banksy in NYC: highlights from the first two weeks

New Yorkers have spent the past two weeks tripping over themselves as they attempt to locate new Banksy works as they pop up each morning. The British artist is currently halfway through a month-long residency “on the streets of New York,” and his daily creations, which include video and other creative interventions, have been generating ...

Art Threat: Has Banksy been arrested by London cops?

Rumours are circulating that British activist and street artist Banksy has been arrested. Fortunately, they seem to be false. From a suspiciously unattributed press release (update — the web link seems to be down again. Here is a PDF of the release.): London Police Chief Wayne Leppard held a press conference to answer questions about ...

Drive-by Planet: Banksy photos: Zapatista murals and ‘Cowboys’ football

Turns out the British graffiti artist Banksy was once a goalie – and a decent one at that by all accounts. He played for a cool football team called the Easton Cowboys. BBC: Starting off as kickabouts involving a group of youngsters in the St Pauls district of Bristol and later at Baptist Mills School ...

Drive-by Planet: Banksy on the London Olympics: BTP graffiti crackdown

 Top: Work by Criminal Chalklist / Various Olympics related artworks New Olympics related works by Banksy stick a pin in the hype surrounding the upcoming London event. With signature Banksy irony a javelin thrower is captured in the act of “launching” a missile. A soaring pole vaulter is suggestive of a prisoner in the process ...