Category: Art Work Discussions

Who Is The Female Banksy? Meet Bambi, The Latest Secretive Street Artist To Seduce The A-List

Emily Badiozzaman

Street art is a commodity in 2015. Banksy is opening a huge five-week exhibition that will see half the civilised world cancel their holiday plans and head to Weston-Super-Mare. Huge brands like Sony are taking to the streets of Shoreditch to spray paint adverts on the walls. And celebrities are falling over themselves to buy work by a secretive female street artist known only as Bambi.

Artwork by the so-called “female Banksy” has been cropping up in London for the past eight years but gained traction recently when celebrities like Rihanna and the Jolie-Pitts commissioned pieces by her.

Who is she, you ask? No one has the foggiest. Aside from similar styles of work and names that are phonetic cousins, it’s the anonymity that is fuelling the Banksy comparison, and all the hype that goes with it. If anything, she’s even harder to pin down, with fewer print runs than her counterpart.

Here’s what we’ve got on her so far…

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Street artist Bambi: on the trail of ‘the female Banksy’ loved by Harry Styles and Rihanna

Harry Styles and Rihanna love her — but London street artist Bambi’s identity remains a closely guarded secret. So is she a pop star with a taste for politics? Or a classically trained painter? As Angelina Jolie becomes the latest A-lister to snap up a piece, Amelia Abraham goes in search of ‘the female Banksy’

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A NEON ART LEGEND: CHRIS BRACEY

Neon artist Chris Bracey also known as “the Neon Man” or “the Master of Glow” was born in London on December 25, 1954.  He moved into making neon signage for his father’s company Electro Signs at a young age.

Starting from the 70’s and over the next 30 years, he created hundreds of neon signs for Soho bars and shops.

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Robert Hilmersson’s Scuba Graffiti Watch Series

We are uber-excited to unveil Robert Hilmersson’s Scuba Graffiti Watch Series. Each one is hand spray and painted by the artist on the strap and the case.

The watches are modelled after the Submariner Vintage Rolex and feature:

– Automatic Miyota Mechanism
– Sapphire anti-scratch face
– NATO strap
– Sterile dial
– Unique hand sprayed and painted case


Do you want to know more? write to art@waltonfinearts.com

 


Boris Johnson filmed swearing at taxi driver in London

“Mayor of London while out riding his bike tells black-cab driver to ‘fuck off and die – and not in that order’ 

Boris Johnson’s relationship with the capital’s black cab trade has become further troubled after the Sun and Daily Mail newspapers released a video showing the mayor of London on his bicycle telling a taxi driver “to fuck off and die – and not in that order”.”

The Guardian – read the full article

Boris Johnson was the subject of a recent street piece by Bambi  where he’s depicted striking a Winston Churchill famous pose.

Boris Johnson riding his bike


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