Banksy is an enigma. The most famous graffiti artist in the world, his real name and identity remain a secret. If you are in New York City and looking to have a look at some Banksy artworks, this blog will be of some help. New York City is one of the cities where Banksy has left an impressive mark.
The blog I am linking to focuses on Banksy’s work in New York City. The blog is updated regularly with new pictures and information about Banksy and his work in the city. I hope you enjoy it.*
The Banksy street art that appeared in New York City over the weekend has already generated a great deal of media attention. The artist himself has been busy posting photos of his work to his website . But what do we know about the work itself?
In this piece, we’ll be looking at some of the art that’s been appearing in NYC over the past few years and some history on the artist responsible.
In addition to this recent work, Banksy has been known to produce stencils and wall pieces across Europe, North America and Australia. In June 2008 he had a show at Los Angeles’ 33 1/3 Gallery that drew large crowds despite being billed as a “secret” exhibit.
On October 31, 2008 – Halloween – local authorities in Brighton and Hove removed several Banksy pieces from public view, including one on their seafront, which depicted children building a sandcastle with words “Why?” “Because I’m hungry” and “helpless”. The city council considers his work graffiti and has said it will cost nearly £200,000 to remove it all.
Banksy is an artist, a political activist, and a cultural commentator. His artworks appear on walls and other surfaces in cities across the world. Banksy’s work combines dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His true identity remains unknown.
There are many books on Banksy, but they are either unauthorized or simply out of date. There are also many blogs that cover Banksy, but they often lack sufficient critical focus and have incomplete coverage of his oeuvre.
This blog aims to fill that gap by attempting to create the most professional and complete guide to Banksy’s artworks. It provides detailed information about Banksy’s works, vast amounts of historical context, as well as social and political criticism. We will be covering everything from street art to fine art to film to music to culture jamming events such as Dismaland.
We aim for this blog to be useful for both experts and casual fans by having detailed information on every work and providing links to related events and news sources while maintaining objectivity in our analysis of Banksy’s work. This blog also aims to be an important resource for scholars and journalists who need reliable information about Banksy’s work.”
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
In July 2005, he was interviewed in the British magazine Modern Painters; the article was titled “Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall.” Later that year, he was also interviewed in The Guardian.
Roughly two years later, in 2007, he directed an episode of the animatronic television show Banzai as part of Channel 4’s “4Talent Development Project”.
His work became more widely known around Bristol when a series of apparently related works appeared on buildings across the city during the spring of 2008. On 13 April 2008, BBC Bristol reported that some of these pictures were now thought to have been painted over or removed under the order of local authorities, though there is evidence that some have been painted over by their owners to protect them from vandals or to preserve them. In September 2009 a new series of paintings appeared across London and Bristol.
The Tate Modern’s curator Robert Storr
The name “Banksy” is used as an umbrella term for an entire movement of graffiti artists, but the person most people are referring to when they say it is a man named Robin Cunningham. It’s not even his real name. He was born in Bristol, UK in 1974 and grew up to be what has been described as a serial vandal. In fact, he was arrested so often that in order to continue his work, he had to make himself a phantom; a mythical figure who could never be caught.
The first piece of Banksy’s art that ever appeared was his “Sniper” stencil of a boy holding a gun that he spray-painted on the wall of a school in Bristol in the early 90s. This was shortly after the infamous L.A. Riots and the LA Banksy (a street artist who had been tagging walls around Los Angeles) had posted photos of his work on the LA Weekly website. Banksy took note and began creating his own pieces inspired by LA Banksy’s work. It’s also suggested that Banksy was inspired by Blek Le Rat and Jean-Michel Basquiat with whom he shares similar graphic sensibilities.
What makes Banksy such an interesting artist is that he uses public spaces to showcase
The artist Banksy has gained a cult following for his graffiti work in London and in New York City, where he has been working for the past three years. Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter whose identity is unknown.
Tagging walls in North London during the 1990s, his controversial public art appeared on buildings across the country. After establishing a career as a graffiti artist he moved onto bigger projects such as murals on city walls and self-publishing satirical books. Today his work is noted for its dark social commentary and criticism of modern culture and politics.
The media often refer to him as Bristol’s “controversial genius,” while supporters have dubbed him as “the Banksy of Britain.” He has been labeled an anarchist graffiti artist, with media emphasis on his subversive approach to politics and current affairs via his street art.
Banksy has drawn attention away from the numerous legal battles he has encountered due to copyright and vandalism charges. He has also been noted for his use of satire and irony in his work, which often combines dark humor with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique.
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director whose work combines graffiti writing and street art with a satirical slant. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Though he has kept his true identity secret, it is generally assumed that Banksy is a male in his mid-30s from Bristol, United Kingdom. He is said to be tall and thin with an athletic build.
Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco in his book “Spraycan Art”, Banksy “was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s.” Banksy says that he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of the English musical group Massive Attack.
In the autumn of 1994 he placed an advertisement in the UK music press asking for band members. He got no responses and instead joined Flex Crew, a breakdance crew. His pseudonym comes from the