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 .
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.
His messages are often focus on controversial political and social issues.
2004 - Banksy
pound 10 notes
replacing the head
of the Queen with
that of Princess
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”