Banksy  (British, born circa 1974) 

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Banksy (British, b. ca.1974/1975) is one of the most well-known, if mysterious, Graffiti artists working in England today. Banksy, the pseudonym adopted by the artist, heavily guards his privacy; the details of his life largely unknown to the public. He has garnered great fame for his graffiti works, which often combine spray paint and stenciling techniques with commercial, political, and contemporary imagery, infused with ironic social commentary and humor. Often critical of business and corporations, Banksy’s work has been found on the sides of corporate buildings, on billboards, as well as the Israeli West Bank wall.

The unveiling of many of Banksy’s new works often incorporates pranks or performance: he secretly added his own works in museums like the Tate Modern in London or the Paris Louvre; opened gallery shows to the public with specially-bred rats running around the gallery space; and once inserted an inflatable doll dressed as a Guantanamo Bay prisoner into the Disneyland theme park in California. In addition to his reactionary street art, Banksy has created works for several charities, and consistently opens exhibitions of his work to wide audiences and critical acclaim. He currently lives and works in Bristol, England.

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Banksy, Grin Reaper

 

Banksy
Grin Reaper
2005

Taglialatella Galleries
Banksy, Trolley Hunters

 

Banksy
Trolley Hunters
2007

Guy Hepner
Banksy, Gangsta Rat

 

Banksy
Gangsta Rat
2004

Guy Hepner
Banksy, Bomb Middle England

 

Banksy
Bomb Middle England
2003

Guy Hepner
Banksy, Christ with Shopping Bags

 

Banksy
Christ with Shopping Bags
2005

Guy Hepner
Banksy, Bomb Hugger

 

Banksy
Bomb Hugger
2003

Guy Hepner
Banksy, No Ball Games (Grey)

 

Banksy
No Ball Games (Grey)
2009

Black Rat Projects
Banksy, Applause

 

Banksy
Applause
2007

Black Rat Projects
Banksy, Happy Choppers

 

Banksy
Happy Choppers
2005

Black Rat Projects
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Banksy, Golf Sale

 

Banksy
Golf Sale, 2004
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Banksy, CND Soldiers

 

Banksy
CND Soldiers, 2005
color screenprint

 

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Banksy, London, New York, Bristol (Heavy Weaponry)

 

Banksy
London, New York, Bristol (Heavy Weaponry), 2000
spray paint on canvas

 

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1975   Born: in Bristol, England as Robert Banks
1989   Became an underground graffiti artist
2013   At home I´m a tourist’ Colección de Selim Varol - CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga
2012   Emulate - 34FineArt, Cape Town
This is London - Shizaru Gallery, London (England)
Contemporary Print Making - Jealous Gallery, London (England)
At home I'm tourist - me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin
Toykio Loves Gol - Toykio Gallery, Dusseldorf
Mit sofortiger Wirkung - künstlerische Eingriffe in den Alltag - Kunsthalle wien project space karlsplatz, Vienna
2011   Original Street Works, Keszler Gallery, Southampton, NY
2010   BANKSY - SUMMER COLLECTION - Black Cube Gallery - Sant Antoni Maria Claret, Barcelona
2009   Banksy from the Collection of Andipa Gallery, Andipa Gallery, London (solo)
2008   Banksy- THE WORLD'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL STREET AND STENCIL ARTIST, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR
2007   Warhol vs. Banksy, Pollock Fine Art, London
Banksy from the Collection of Andipa Gallery, Andipa Gallery, London (solo)
2006   Hirst and his Contemporaries, Andipa Gallery, London
In the darkest hour there may be light, Brandler Galleries, Brentwood, Essex
Spank and the Monkey, BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
There is a U in Us, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
2004   V1 One - A Celebration of Rebellion, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
2003   Backjumps - The Live Issue #1, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin
Longlife, Spacex, Exeter
2002   Viva la Republique, the centre of attention, London