Cartoons and Graffiti

Keep up to date with the ever-expanding world of cartooning and graffiti art with Culture24 exhibition reviews and news from UK museums and galleries together with event listings, websites and resources.

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Joga Bola! Street Art Brazil explodes across Rich Mix Gallery

As the FIFA World Cup prepares to open, Rich Mix in London is opening a show and programme of events about the Brazil of the favelas, with Street Art Brazil.

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Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK at the British Library

From a specially-commissioned superhero by Gorillaz illustrator Jamie Hewlett to Aleister Crowley and Judge Dredd, the British Library's new exhibition is a graphic odyssey.

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Public offered chance to buy shares in "extremely rare" Banksy artwork

Having proved successful in France, My Art Invest has launched with a Banksy artwork, Daddy's Back, as part of a contemporary gallery space in Shoreditch.

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Bring me Laughter and The Face of Satire: Cartoon Museum and BFI take on comedy

The Cartoon Museum presents an exhibition of a collector's 150-year haul, while the London Comedy Film Festival results in portraits of the likes of Sara Pascoe and David Baddiel.

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Heath Robinson Trust offers unique rewards in urgent £430,000 Kickstarter museum appeal

Supporters of a plan to create a new museum dedicated to illustrating great William Heath Robinson can own original artworks in exchange for backing a Kickstarter campaign.

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Daumier (1808-1879): Visions of Paris at London's Royal Academy of Arts

Honoré Daumier portrays Jesus, Napoleonic authorities, the beginnings of photography and Don Quixote in a show full of compelling works at the Royal Academy.

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Woking's Lightbox brings HG Wells science fiction and more to Alien Invasion show

A supernatural display at The Lightbox in Woking - the town where HG Wells set the opening scenes of The War of the Worlds - includes Martian Tripods and original Daleks.

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Zoe Beloff: Dreamland – The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society in Blackpool

Having entertained New York and Europe with her theme park depictions of a group of Freud's early 20th century followers, artist Zoe Beloff elucidates the great man's fondness for Blackpool.

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Fancy That: Bristol's Jamaica Street Studios turns 20 and opens up its doors

From humble beginnings, Bristol's much-loved artist collective Jamaica Street Studios reaches its two-decade anniversary and celebrates with a special open studio event.

Lazarides and Robert Del Naja aka 3D present the art of Massive Attack in: Fire Sale

Shown together for the first time, a London retrospective looks at the artworks spawned by British trip-hop artists Massive Attack during the past two decades.

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Steadman@77: Cartoon Museum's Ralph Steadman Retrospective Exhibition

From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to Extinct Boids, the cult cartoonist stars in a show of around 100 works, accompanied by accolades from Will Self and Johnny Depp.

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Wally Fawkes and Humphrey Lyttelton: Trog, Flook and Humph at Cartoon Museum

From the Mail and the New Statesman to the Observer and Punch, cartoonist Wally Fawkes' 62 years as a cartoonist are portrayed in a sharp and witty London exhibition.

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The Dandy: 75 Years of Biffs, Bangs and Banana Skins at the Cartoon Museum

Korky the Cat, Keyhole Kate, Bananaman and Desperate Dan star in a comic new exhibition at London's Cartoon Museum, celebrating 75 years of iconic characters.

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In Pictures: Broadsides! Caricature and the Royal Navy 1756-1815 in Greenwich

From Napoleon and sailors on hedonistic shore leave to crocodiles and injustice; a few of the ancient caricatures on display in the National Maritime Museum's show.

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George Grosz: The big No at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester

Ecce Homo - a porfolio described as a "monstrous menagerie" from the anti-war satirist who was forced to flee Nazi Germany - goes on show as one of two rare portfolios.

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