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Banksy

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work was born of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, 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." Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and Jef Aerosol who sprayed his first street stencil in 1982 in Tours (France), and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass, which maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However Banksy himself stated on his website that in all actuality he based his

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Banksy Vandal Ordered to Stay Clear Of Banky's Vandalous Works!

Banksy Vandal
Ordered to STAY CLEAR of Banksy's Vandalous Works!

The man charged with vandalizing Banksy art has been ordered to stay clear of the famous vandal's handiwork.David William Noll just pled no contest today to 2 counts of FELONY vandalism ... for… READ MORE >

Banksy to Tagger -- Keep Your Graffiti Off My Street Art

Banksy to Tagger
Keep Your Graffiti Off My Street Art

When Banksy slaps some paint on a wall ... is it world class art or just really cool graffiti? Hmm ... let's ask the rival street artist who dared to paint over one of Banksy's pieces? Oh, and ...… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Graffiti Artist Charged With Vandalizing Banksy's Vandal Art

Banksy
Artist Charged With Vandalizing Banksy's Vandal Art

An artist who defaced several works of famed graffiti artist Banksy has been charged with the crime of vandalism -- which is pretty incredible since Banksy's collection is itself an act of… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Targeted by Banksy Apprentice

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Targeted by Banksy Apprentice

L.A. has been blindsided by a wave of cryptic Red Hot Chili Peppers-themed street art -- and TMZ has learned the secret identity of the man behind the onslaught ... Banksy protégé Mr.… READ MORE >

- 1015 days ago
Banksy's Stolen L.A. Street Art -- The Hunt Is On

Banksy's Stolen L.A. Street Art -- The Hunt Is On

Several works of art created by Oscar nominated street artist Banksy have been "stolen" off the L.A. walls they were painted on -- and now TMZ has learned, the hunt is on to get them back. The… READ MORE >

- 1129 days ago
Banksy STRIKES Again -- Tags Up San Diego

Banksy STRIKES Again -- Tags Up San Diego

Academy Award nominee and legendary street artist Banksy continued his Southern California graffiti spree last night ... this time, leaving his signature rat character on a taco shop in San Diego.… READ MORE >

- 1154 days ago
Banksy Billboard Client -- FURIOUS Over Removal

Banksy Billboard Client -- FURIOUS Over Removal

The company that paid for the advertisement on a Hollywood billboard tagged by infamous graffiti artist Banksy is PISSED the ad was taken down ... TMZ has learned. A rep for The Light Group -- a… READ MORE >

- 1162 days ago
Banksy's Hollywood Graffiti Bomb -- RIPPED DOWN

Banksy's Hollywood Graffiti Bomb -- RIPPED DOWN

A billboard company just ripped down a Sunset Blvd. sign that had been tagged by Academy Award nominee Banksy -- just a few short days after the legendary graffiti artist touched it up in the… READ MORE >

- 1162 days ago
Academy Award Nominee GRAFFITI Bombs L.A.

Academy Award Nominee GRAFFITI Bombs L.A.

A legendary and mysterious graffiti artist -- currently nominated for an Oscar -- has left his mark on the Sunset Strip ... tagging a billboard across the street from the Director's Guild of… READ MORE >

- 1162 days ago
Banksy Strikes Again?

Banksy
Strikes Again?

The elusive graffiti artist known as Banksy might have been caught in the act last night painting a mural in NYC's East Village -- but no matter how hard you zoom, lighten or squint, the dude… READ MORE >

- 2011 days ago

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