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Who is ? Banksy was born in 1974 in Bristol. He trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti in Bristol in the late 1980’s…...
“ I started off painting graffiti in the classic New York style you use when you listen to too much hip hop as a kid…….
..but I was never very good at it. As soon as I cut my first stencil, I could feel the power there…the efficiency of it is perfect”
His work is often witty and humorous and uses visual puns...
… .and is often political. Do you recognise this wall?
… ..feature heavily in Banksy’s work… Rats…
HIS WORK OFTEN GETS INTO THE PAPERS..
If you grow up in a town where they don’t have subway trains you have to find somewhere else to graffiti… … it’s not as easy as it sounds because most subway train drivers don’t wander around with shotguns”
Crude oils “ If you want to survive as a graffiti writer when you go indoors, your only option is to carry on painting over things that don’t belong to you there either”
Banksy visits museums and art galleries to place his own ‘exhibits’ among the art and artefacts to see how long it is before people notice..
“ Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place” Banksy “Wall and Piece” 2005