Banksy is an English-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director whose real identity is unknown. His satiricalstreet art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris. Banksy says that he was inspired by "3D", a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack, an English musical group.
Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls and self-built physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie", made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010. In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film. In 2014, he was awarded Person of the Year at the 2014 Webby Awards.
An iconic Banksy graffiti installation in the Bronx that initially drew the ire of some but grew to be considered “the pride of the neighborhood” was shipped off to Connecticut this week ...Suspect arrested in brazen theft of Banksy stop sign.
An original work by Banksy that was painted over by a ... It was only when the new owner was flicking through another book on Banksy's art that he saw a photo of it on the very building wall that he owned.
Andy is stepping up his fundraising efforts by organising an online auction where bidders can compete for an original Banksy painting, which will be presented to them by himself, Robert and Sir Chris at Claridges Hotel in London.
A 'street art' auction in Los Angeles raked in almost $1 million after bidders splurged on some of Banksy's most famous pieces ... Regardless of who he his, Banksy's works are hot property on the art market.
Footwear as a canvas is interesting when you think of people from all walks of life walking in your art ...The Company’s gallery of wearable art spotlights creators’ distinct designs on its product in a run of launches through 2024.
History is often written by ordinary people dedicated to a cause in the pursuit of peace and justice ... Activism can also come through academia, music, art or even sports ... Graffiti artists such as Banksy show how street art can provoke reflection ... .
"Street Arts" by Kai at WynwoodWalls... From the publishers who brought you PlanetBanksy by KET, 3D Street Art is the first book to bring together the artists who have crafted the immersive graffiti genre.
Yes, Bristol has never had a Premier League football team (a usual judge of a thrusting city) but VisitBritain believes the city – hometown of graffiti artist Banksy – has a youthful exuberance that is evident in the thriving street art scene.