Graffiti artist always, since the Bristol aerosol boom in the late 1980’s and on of the original DBZ (DryBreadZ Crew), in the early 90’s 2000 - now he is widely known for his stenciling
Banksy has never actually been seen. Even his agent claims to have never met him in person. There are some circulations of him on the internet but this is the only picture of him actually producing work.
His highest seeling piece Space Girl and Bird were sold for 288,000 pounds
Often his political interests are anti-war, anti-establishment, and ani-capitalism.
He is known for his use of stencils. Politically humorous messages .
• Exit Through the Gift Shop
(see it on Netflix)
• Robbo vs. Banksy, Graffiti Wars
( see it on YouTube)
WHO IS HE ?
Pseudo-anonymous graffiti artist
First name: Robert/ Robin Last name: Banks / Gunningham
Originated: Bristol, England.
work on walls,,
and railway cars
from London to
New York and
Much of his work can be found on his website
How famous is he?
• World renowned.
• He has had exhibitions from Los Angeles to Hong Kong.
• The above photographic is from his exhibition in 2003 Turf war
where he painted on animals. This pissed off some members of
the RSPCA (Royal Society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals), and resulted in a premature closing of the exhibition.
Banksy began his graffiti art in the free hand writing style
but discovered that stenciling was his true medium.
Andy Warhol imitation of Kate Moss instead of Marilyn Monroe
In 2005 His London exhibition Banksy Presents Crude Oils
featured his interpretation of classic work alongside 200 rats
showcased in a glass window.
2004 - Banksy
pound 10 notes
replacing the head
of the Queen with
that of Princess
His messages are often focus on controversial political and social issues.
these two speak for themselves
On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Banksy did a series of
work on abandoned buildings throughout New Orleans.
What he says about his technique
“I use whatever it takes. Sometimes that just means drawing a moustache on a girl’s
face on some billboard, sometimes that means sweating for days over an intricate
drawing. Efficiency is the key”