Banksy

Although not much is known about his identity, Banksy is the most recognized name in the world of street art. The British-born street artist-cum-film director is also an ardent political activist.

Banksy has churned out a storied and colorful body of artwork that predominantly uses irony, dark humor, subversion, and satire. In this way, his work carries a deeply humanist, political, and social message. His ability to communicate through murals, graffiti and street art has transformed underground art from being regarded as vandalism into a viable art form.

Banky’s notable work includes Kissing Coppers (2004), Rage, the Flower Thrower (2005), and Napalm Girl (2005).

Banksy - Forgive Us Our Trespassing, 2011, acrylic, spray paint and marker pens on wooden panel, in four parts, 655 x 421 cm (257⅞ x 165¾ in) feat

Banksy’s monumental stained glass window – Forgive us our trespassing

Banksy’s Stained-Glass painting was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California. The artwork shows a painted old stained glass window with the glass panes of the window covered with graffiti. At the front, we can see a young boy in street clothes kneeling and praying in front of a paintbrush …

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Girl with balloon – Banksy’s most inspiring painting?

Who is Banksy? Banksy, according to some sources, was born in 1974 in Bristol, United Kingdom. He is one of the world’s most secretive artists. Most of his fans don’t know how he looks likes. Over the years, Banksy has won over many hearts with his humorous and thought-provoking stencil works, which would appear in …

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