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3rd April 2014

Fact: A man has been charged over allegations he defaced graffiti by street artist Banksy on a Los Angeles building wall. David William Noll, 35, who is also an artist, has been charged with felony vandalism for scrawling over the Brit's Girl in a Swing and Peeing Dog artworks.

20th February 2014

Fact: Street graffiti by British artist Banksy fetched $575,000 (£359,000) at auction in Miami, Florida on Wednesday (19Feb14). The artwork - of two policemen kissing - was removed from the side of a bar in Brighton, England in 2011 and transferred onto canvas.

14th October 2013

Fact: British grafitti artist Banksy set up an art booth in New York City on Saturday (12Oct13), using a street vendor to anonymously peddle his one-of-a-kind pieces. A video of the enterprise was posted on the artist's blog.

11th October 2010

Fact: British graffiti artist Banksy has made his mark on The Simpsons - by reworking the long-running U.S. cartoon's introduction. The minute-long sequence, which depicts sweatshop staff producing Simpsons merchandise, marks the first time an artist has been invited to storyboard part of the show.

24th February 2009

Fact: Six prints of Kate Moss by iconic British graffiti artist Banksy are expected to fetch up to $217,500 (£150,000) when they are sold at a London auction on Tuesday (24Feb09).

12th October 2007

Fact: Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie splashed out $2 million (GBP1 million) on artworks by British artist Banksy at an exhibition in London on Thursday (11Oct07).


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