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Banksy “The Miserables” in London, UK

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After Dismaland and a few recent pieces in France, Banksy is finally back in London, UK where he just unveiled this brand new piece which shows Cosette from “The Miserables”.

The elusive British street artist just painted this brilliant artwork on the French embassy in London and criticizes the recent use of teargas in Calais Jungle refugee camp located in France.

The Calais jungle is the nickname given to a migrant encampment in the vicinity of Calais, France, where migrants live while they attempt to enter the United Kingdom. The migrants, who frequently stow away on lorries, ferries, cars, or trains travelling through the Port of Calais or the Eurotunnel terminus, are a mixture of refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants.
“The Miserables” a book by Victor Hugo is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. The novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love.
The piece comes with a QR code which links to a video that can be seen below.

Banksy creates new pieces in Calais, France

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After Dismaland, Banksy continues to hightlight the migrant crisis and horrific living conditions of Syrian refugiees in the Jungle of Calais by painting a portrait of Steve Jobs, reminding us that he is the son of a Syrian migrant. Steve Jobs is depicted carrying a travel bag with his iconic mac computer. Additional murals and messages have been painted in the camp and the city center of Calais.

The others pieces are showing a stenciled young girl and her telescope, a text piece which reads “Maybe This Whole Situation Will Sort Itself Out” and a piece showing a refugee raft inspired from the “The Raft of the Medusa” by Géricault and dubbed “Maybe We Are Not All In The Same Boat”. On a side note, this is the first ever time Banksy paints in France.

Recap: The Art at “Life Is Beautiful 2015” with Banksy, D*Face…

Last week-end in Nevada, the "Life Is Beautiful" Festival took place in downtown Las Vegas with an impressive music, art and culinary line-up. Stretching over 15 blocks of downtown the ambitious arts program curated by JUSTKIDS featured works from international artists with D*Face, Banksy, Ruben Sanchez, Ana Maria, Sbagliato, Bikismo, Bordalo II, Filthy Luker, Pixel Pancho, Stephane Mlaka, Jason Woodside and Trevor Wheatley & Cosmo Dean.
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Last week-end in Nevada, the “Life Is Beautiful” Festival took place in downtown Las Vegas with an impressive music, art and culinary line-up. Stretching over 15 blocks of downtown the ambitious arts program curated by Charlotte Dutoit featured works from international artists with D*Face, Banksy, Ruben Sanchez, Ana Maria, Sbagliato, Bikismo, Bordalo II, Filthy Luker, Pixel Pancho, Stephane Mlaka, Jason Woodside and Trevor Wheatley & Cosmo Dean.

Banksy’s “All City” truck, D*Face’s enormous zombie Hello Kitty or a gigantic green octopus bursting out of an abandoned motel were some of the installations that welcomed us within the large-footprint.
On top of murals from the past editions (Doze Green, Vhils, Borondo, Fintan Magee…), a series of large-scale artworks were unveiled with some impressive pieces by Bikismo, Ruben Sanchez or Ana Maria. 

After three years, the festival and JUSTKIDS literally changed downtown Las Vegas, which now acts as one of the largest open-air art gallery in North America with over 30 permanent murals and installations.
Hit the jump to discover our full recap on this year’s edition and as usual stick with your friends at StreetArtNews for the latest updates from festivals around the world.

Coverage : Banksy’s “Dismaland Bemusement Park”: The Galleries

While you discovered several installations and murals, we now take a look at the impressive selection of contemporary art exhibited in the galleries of the world famous Banksy's Dismaland.


While you discovered several installations and murals, our friend Butterfly takes an extensive look at the impressive selection of contemporary art exhibited in the galleries of the world famous Banksy’s Dismaland. The indoor dedicated space features “the finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside Town” with fifty artists from over seventeen countries.
Scroll down for more images after the jump and come back soon for further updates.

Banksy unveils a new installation at Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare

Earlier today, the elusive British street artist Banksy added a brand new installation to his popular theme park "Dismaland Bemusement Park" which opened last week at the Tropicana in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.


Earlier today, the elusive British street artist Banksy added a brand new installation to his popular theme park “Dismaland Bemusement Park” which opened last week at the Tropicana in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
Still playing around the Disney theme, Banksy created a fiber-glass sculpture showing the silhouette of Mickey Mouse inside the stomach of a huge snake.
Continue reading for another angle on this funny installation and then make sure to drop your two cents down in our comments section. 


Video: Banksy “Dismaland” Trailer


Earlier today, British phenomenon Banksy released a trailer video for his newly opened theme park “Dismaland Bemusement Park”. The trailer shows Banksy’s humorous view of a traditional family day out, from the home boringness to the wonderful world of Dismaland. A must see!
Dismaland has opened last week at the Tropicana in Weston-Super-Mare, UK where several new works by Banksy are on display as well as pieces from more than 50 other artists. Dismal and os open to the public for £3 and will run through Sept 27th
Kick back, relax and enjoy this short video by Banksy and as usual stick with us for the latest updates from the elusive artist.