Britain’s now-legendary “guerilla” street artist, Banksy, has painted the walls, streets and bridges of cities around the world. He not only smuggled his works into four of New York’s most important art museums. He also “hung” his work at London’s Tate Gallery and decorated the barrier in the West Bank with satirical images. Banksy’s identity remains unknown, but his work is unique. His prints sell for up to 65,000 dollars.
Banksy is a UK-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director with an unknown identity. Evidence from a newspaper survey in 2008 and a study with a geographical profile in 2016 suggest that he is Robin Gunningham.
Banksy and his work:
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti in an incomparable stencil technique. His political and social commentaries shown on streets, walls and bridges of cities around the world. Observers have found that his style reminds of Blek le Rat, who began working with stencils in Paris in 1981. Banksy says he was inspired by “3D”, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack, an English musical group.
He shows his art on publicly visible surfaces, such as walls and homemade physical props. Banksy’s first film, “Exit Through The Gift Shop”, called “the world’s first street art disaster movie” made it’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival 2010 and was released in the UK on 5 March 2010.