Anonymity has been banksys modus operandi largely because it removes the status of artist as celebrity and instead forces a focus on the artwork. The below artworks are the most important by banksy that both overview the major creative periods and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist.
In summer 2015 banksy organized a temporary art project called dismaland a dystopian theme park built in the seaside resort town of weston super mare in england.
Banksy graffiti artwork. The banksy effect banksys worldwide fame has transformed his artwork from acts of vandalism to sought after high art pieces. Hiding behind a paper bag or more commonly e mail banksy relentlessly controls his own narrative. Find out now where you can find the locations of banksy artwork check out and buy our top quality banksy canvas prints.
Journalist max foster has referred to the rising prices of graffiti as street art as the banksy effect interest in banksy escalated with the release of the 2010 documentary exit through the gift shop. 130 amazing banksy graffiti artworks with locations. See available prints and multiples paintings and.
Find an in depth biography exhibitions original artworks for sale the latest news and sold auction prices. His last face to face interview took place in 2003. Art connoisseurs could only watch in horror as an expensive piece was shredded before their eyes.
It also allows for the freedom of telling ones unapologetic truth without regard to consequence. Banksy is a contemporary british street artist and activist who despite his international fame has maintained an anonymous identity. Whether plastering cities with his trademark parachuting rat painting imagined openings in the west bank barrier in israel or stenciling were bored of fish above a penguins zoo enclosure banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity.
His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. View banksys 3600 artworks on artnet. Artwork description analysis.
Banksys artwork has been seen across the world. Banksy is an anonymous england based street artist vandal political activist and film director active since the 1990s. 130 amazing banksy graffiti artworks with locations.
The anonymous artist claims to be behind the stunt. No sooner did the gavel come down to mark the sale of banksys girl with balloon for a record 14 million did the picture start to slip out of its frame into shreds below. In this iconic image two seemingly male police officers in full typical british uniforms are depicted.
Pest control the tongue in cheek titled organization set up by the artist to authenticate the real banksy artwork also protects him from prying outsiders. Prepared in secret the project unveiled 10 new works by banksy and the pieces from 58 other artists.