French artist Julien “Seth” Malland, also known as Globepainter, is trying to cover the world with his colourful street art. The originality in Seth’s street art is that his art includes local symbols and subjects from the area giving a political yet playful result.
Globepainter’s success is due in part to his work with the documentary series Les Nouveux Explorateurs, which brought him global attention allowing him to travel the world showing off his art. The Globepainter project has been written about in the book “Globepainter”, with pictures, drawings and stories from his travels.
The artwork, showing a couple embracing while checking their mobile phones, was posted on Banky's website on Monday and discovered on Clement Street earlier. Hours later, the nearby Broad Plains Boys Club removed it with a crowbar. The Banksy - believed to be on plywood - has been replaced with a note saying it was held at the club "to prevent vandalism or damage being done". The work was discovered by Banksy fan Sally, who managed to track it down using the photo-sharing website Flickr and Google Street View. Via BBC
The "guerrilla artist" Banksy is believed to be behind a piece of street art depicting three shadowy figures eavesdropping - three miles from the Government listening post GCHQ. The artwork, which appeared in Cheltenham on Sunday, depicts three men wearing sunglasses and using listening devices to "snoop" on a telephone box. The piece has already attracted hundreds of visitors.Banksy has not yet claimed the work but it bears his hallmarks, say experts.