The owner of the garage used for Banksy's most recent artwork said he has been in "freefall" since it appeared and is struggling to cope with the responsibility. The mural appeared on steelworker Ian Lewis' wall in Port Talbot a week before Christmas. Mr Lewis, 55, told BBC Wales he now needs help to find a long-term solution for it. "It's been very, very stressful and very surreal," he said. "It's just all been so much for me. I'm actually managing an arts attraction by myself. "There's in excess of one thousand people going there a day, all hours, day and night. I just can't cope with it now, to be honest with you." Mr Lewis said if it hadn't have been for the intervention of actor Michael Sheen, who offered to help pay for security over Christmas, he would already have lost the art through vandalism or theft. "I didn't know at the beginning it was a Banksy, I just thought it was a fantastic bit of artwork, and I was going to cover it and protect it and keep it for myself. Then it just went viral on Facebook that it could be Banksy.
Daniel Silk: In my opinion, Imbue, Ryca and Mobstr would be artists producing the freshest art in the past couple of years. Who would be your top 3?
Aug 17, 2019 15:21:56 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: I have been having a big tidy up in the Banksy forum part of the site over the past few days. I think you will find more threads in the correct places, but still lots more to do.
Aug 14, 2019 14:27:02 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: We now have artist boards for FinDac, Pez, James Oliver, Dale Marshall.
Aug 14, 2019 2:06:13 GMT 1
faile313: Only 1 left per the site's counter
Aug 13, 2019 20:11:34 GMT 1
paulagibbs: From someone who used to build websites, this site is not easy to navigate, and all those flashing ads at the top are annoying and rather low-end looking. I am guessing the only people who are going to visit are artists trying to sell their art.
Aug 12, 2019 15:31:12 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Please note, Artists and Galleries are very welcome to join here and post promoting their work and print releases. It’s totally FREE to do so. Welcome to the Urban Art Association.
Aug 12, 2019 12:13:32 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Toughart, the new threads and posts link buttons scroll at the top of the page as always, plus now they also appear on the board of the main page.
Aug 12, 2019 4:10:54 GMT 1
GIRL WITH RED BALLON FOR SALE: Banksy ,Girl with red ballon for sale with COA mint condition looking around the £55.000
Aug 11, 2019 13:58:10 GMT 1
toughart: I thought there was a issue with the website but this new Layout for this forum blows. Why are the new threads and post so hidden? This site is too difficult to navigate now. Bad update.
Aug 11, 2019 13:24:08 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Yes, you are allowed to post links to your art items for sale on ebay, just please try to post in the correct ebay threads in the artists board. Thank you.
Aug 11, 2019 12:36:58 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: What Artists do you think are leading the Urban Art scene with new ideas? Rather than reproducing old images.
Aug 11, 2019 2:27:45 GMT 1
i like dogs:
Aug 10, 2019 16:46:58 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: WARNING - Please remember this is an Art forum, so if all or a very high percentage of your posts are not related to Art you might be removed from the forum.
Aug 10, 2019 15:25:15 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: This message board is now full width and is open to everyone, even non members!
Aug 10, 2019 12:15:07 GMT 1
pgm: hey guys, quick question: I have a For Sale thread posted on June 26. Since then I updated the post with new and sold pieces and commented to bump it. But it is now stuck on page 11 of the Art for Sale thread (and noone sees it). Is "bumping turned off" somehow?
Aug 6, 2019 12:58:02 GMT 1
nikkyboy: any idea how much a shrigley 'another task for you' print is going for now? haven't seen a lot for sal
Aug 5, 2019 20:24:33 GMT 1
myartisreal: Obey Print for sale. Contact to purchase
Jul 26, 2019 17:09:33 GMT 1
christian6174: I am looking for HPM/wood
Jul 26, 2019 6:28:55 GMT 1