GANksy, a new artificial intelligence software, has been trained to produce works that mimic BANKSY. Described by its creator as ‘a twisted visual genius whose work reflects our unsettled times’, GANksy was born in September 2020 and underwent a strenuous A.I. training regime using hundreds of street art photos.
Developed by Matt Round and his team at vole.wtf, GANksy has produced 256 original pieces that have been derived from its understanding of shape, form, and texture. the unique works are for sale on the vole.wtf website starting at £1 ($1.30), rising by £1 as each one is purchased.
‘GANksy wants to be put into a robot body so it can spraypaint the entire planet,’
says the team, adding that all proceeds will be reinvested in the company.
Art the Arms Fair intends to expose the DSEI arms fair, which is held with the support of the UK Government in London every two years. One of the world’s largest arms fairs, DSEI opens its doors for one reason only – to push for as many arms sales as possible, including to official delegations from countries with poor human rights records and those involved in conflict.
English artist Damien Hirst’s latest project, “The Currency”, is an artwork in two forms. Its physical form is 10,000 unique hand-painted A4 sheets covered in colourful dots. In the same way as paper money, each sheet includes a holographic image of Hirst, a signature, a microdot and – in place of a serial number – a small individual message.