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Banksy the Artist

Banksy is an English based street artist and a political activist. He was born in Bristol, England, around 1974 however, little is known regarding his identity. He started his career as an artist in 90’s in Bristol’s graffiti gang, he is known for producing remarkable images which are always accompanied by slogans. His artwork primarily focuses on political satire, criticizing capitalisms, war, greed, and hypocrisy. Here is some interesting facts about Banksy.

Banksy’s Artwork

He began his career a graffiti artist in the early 1990s in Bristol graffiti gang called the ‘Dry Breadz Crew’. His work has often very hard hitting images usually accompanied by politically or socially focused slogans. Banksy’s artwork has earned him a lot of fame and criticism. As an activist, he has been on the front line in criticizing the government across the wide spectrum of issues. More recently he is better known for his installation artwork, one of his celebrated pieces which featured a live elephant painted with Victorian wallpaper pattern garnered a great deal of controversy from animal rights activists an art critics alike.
His piece depicting politicians in the House of Commons as chimpanzees had gone on display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to mark Bexit. The news broke on and there were plans to suspend his Twitter account. This was as a result of his continued criticism about Bexit.
Banksy no longer sells photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but his public installation is regularly sold out.

Banksy’s Success and Awards

Though Banksy remains largely anonymous despite a great deal of guesses about his identity, his artwork has always left an impression on people’s lives. He has had some of his art pieces sell at enormously high prices earning him a lot of money. In 2007 two of Banksy’s art pieces were sold for twice their price. One piece was sold up to the tune of £300,000.
The most recent sale of one is his pieces of art of a girl releasing a red balloon made worldwide news. Immediately upon the piece being sold a mechanism was activated within the frame that had been lying dormant that shredded Half of the artwork The art piece is said to have been sold for £860,000 at the auction and doubled the price after the framework was done.

In 2007 he gained the award for Art’s Greatest living Bristol. However, it is said he didn’t turn up to collect the award. He continues to maintain his anonymity.

Iconic Banksy’s artwork is set to be displayed in Taiwan for the first time over the next couple months.

Banks’s Net worth

His net worth is estimated at a tune of $500 million.

Conclusion

Despite Banksy’s anonymity, his artwork has continued to impact the lives of people in different ways. Being an activist, he has used his paintings to speak to the world about what he thinks is right or wrong. He has used his paintings to rebuke impunity and other forms of injustices. His criticism of the government has not been taken well. This has seen plans to suspend his Twitter account and other social media.

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