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English graffiti artist, political activist, and painter

Banksy is ...


Born 28 July 1974 in Bristol and Yate
Age 48 years, 8 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United Kingdom
Occupation film director, painter, political activist, artivist, street artist, writer, sculptor, graffiti artist, activist shareholder and muralist
Notable work One Nation Under CCTV, Slave Labour, Love Is in the Bin and Exit Through the Gift Shop
Awards Independent Spirit Awards
Genre public art, social-artistic project, street art, graffiti and art of sculpture
Instagram username banksy
Owner of Love Is in the Bin
Field of work street art, Bristol underground scene, social commentary and graffiti

About Banksy

Banksy: The Elusive Street Artist and Political Activist

Banksy, the anonymous street artist and political activist, has become a cultural icon in the world of contemporary art. Born in Bristol, England in 1974, Banksy began his career as a graffiti artist in the early 1990s, creating provocative and often controversial works that challenged the status quo.

Despite his growing fame, Banksy has managed to maintain his anonymity, never revealing his true identity to the public. He has become known for his elusive nature, often appearing in public only in disguise or through his artwork.

Banksy's work often addresses political and social issues, including poverty, war, and government surveillance. His pieces are often satirical and subversive, challenging viewers to question their own beliefs and values.

One of Banksy's most famous works is "Girl with Balloon," a stencil painting that depicts a young girl reaching for a heart-shaped balloon. The piece has become a symbol of hope and innocence, and has been reproduced on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs.

In addition to his street art, Banksy has also gained recognition for his paintings and installations. His 2005 exhibition "Crude Oils" featured a collection of oil paintings that parodied famous works by artists such as Monet and Van Gogh.

Despite his success, Banksy remains committed to his political activism and social causes. In 2018, he created a mural in New York City to protest the imprisonment of Turkish artist Zehra Dogan.

Banksy's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and his pieces have sold for millions of dollars at auction. However, his true legacy lies in his ability to challenge and inspire viewers through his art.


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