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.
Most NFTs don’t have any value and the majority of submissions on NFT art markets don’t sell. Most art in the real world has little value too, though some is worth extraordinary amounts. Enough people have to believe in it for it to have any value –Banksy’s work is million-dollar-art to some; graffiti to others.
These intricate works of art are only viewable for a few hours before religious processions parade over them, destroying them as they go ...Banksy fans may already be aware of what a great destination Bristol is—the street art is phenomenal—but it’s time for the rest of the world to catch on.
The intriguing mystery surrounding enigmatic, anonymous street artist Banksy is a great way to spark children’s interest in art ... All Banksy's worldwide exhibitions are unauthorised, with the artist proclaiming that he encourages anyone to 'copy and borrow' his art.
Majid Al Futtaim is hosting the world's largest Banksy exhibition supported by DubaiCulture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). "The World of Banksy" will be the largest Banksy exhibition in the world, revealing 120 recreated pieces of Banksy's most inspirational works to art connoisseurs and cultural explorers alike.
Long before cryptocurrency speculators got involved, art prices were capricious—as the British artist Banksy no doubt understands ... Banksy has famously mocked high-priced sales ... Moreover, the museum might not happen to take care of “your” piece of art ... a now-destroyed Banksy print.
From Basquiat to Banksy, graffiti art has been elevated to new heights thanks to a constant influx of talented artists around the globe. With the art world becoming more open to this form of contemporary art, it is no longer limited to the outdoors either ... He isn’t limited by locality either and plenty of Banksy art has been found around the world.
Author and art historian Ben Lewis has created a real non-fungible token (NFT) of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi... Titled Salvator Metaversi, the crypto artwork serves to highlight the way that art dealers exploit the artworld to make millions ... The art historian is hopeful of making a fraction of what the original long-lost masterpiece did.
It has also been said that The Art of Banksy is the world’s largest touring exhibition of the mysterious street artist's work, with more than 110 original works, prints on different kinds of materials, photos, sculptures and more ... Banksy may be one of the art world’s most famous names, but his identity remains unknown.