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 .
WHO IS HE ? <ul><li>Pseudo-anonymous graffiti artist </li></ul><ul><li>First name: Robert/ Robin Last name: Banks / Gunningham </li></ul><ul><li>Originated: Bristol, England. </li></ul>
How famous is he? <ul><li>World renowned. </li></ul><ul><li>He has had exhibitions from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
Andy Warhol imitation of Kate Moss instead of Marilyn Monroe RATS In 2005 His London exhibition Banksy Presents Crude Oils featured his interpretation of classic work alongside 200 rats showcased in a glass window.
Politics <ul><li>2004 - Banksy printed British pound 10 notes replacing the head of the Queen with that of Princess Diana. </li></ul>His messages are often focus on controversial political and social issues. these two speak for themselves
<ul><li>On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Banksy did a series of work on abandoned buildings throughout New Orleans. </li></ul>
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” -- Banksy