Thursday, May 22, 2008

Banksy the Greatest Street Graffiti Artist of All Time

Robert Banks (born 1974), better known as Banksy, is a well-known yet pseudo-anonymous English graffiti artist from Yate near Bristol. His artworks are often satirical pieces of art which encompass topics from politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti with a distinctive stencilling technique, has appeared in London and in cities around the world.

Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist, anti-establishment or pro-freedom. Subjects include animals such as monkeys and rats, policemen, soldiers, children and the elderly. He also makes stickers (the Neighbourhood Watch subvert) and sculpture (the murdered phonebox), and was responsible for the cover art of Blur's 2003 album Think Tank.


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José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...


It's always a pleasure to revisit Banksy work.
The execution of his art is on pair with his creativity.
I quite appreciate the sarcastic and yet comic approach of the themes/subjects

Kind regards,


Anonymous said...

The greatest graffiti artist ever my ass!
He's not even a graff artist, nothing but a lowlife streetart looser!

War and hate from me!