Banksy English graffiti artist - Wall Art PRINTS by BANKSY on Canvas
Banksy love him or hate him, he is at the top of the Brit pop art earners, with a record £288,000 for a single "painting" not bad for a quasi-anonymous English graffiti artist. Banksy is believed to be a native of Yate, South Gloucestershire, near Bristol and to have been born in 1974, but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details.
According to Tristan Manco, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised near Bristol, England.
Banksy Prints on chunky Gallery quality framed canvas ready to hang.
Maybe 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." Banksy artworks are often satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stencilling technique, is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass who maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His art has appeared in cities around the world. Banksy's work was born out of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.
Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti. Art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder.
Banksy's "The Flower Chucker" is included in the feature film The Age of Stupid to represent all modern art stored in an archive after the end of the world as we know it.
Could this be Banksy
Screen prints after Andy Warhol is the latest ART from Banksy and only £30,000! for a Kate Moss "Bargain!
FANS of the mystery street artist Banksy have been thronging to a Harrogate gallery to catch a glimpse of his most iconic "Expensive" and sought after works.
Banksy: Due North, at the John Mackie Gallery on 15 Cheltenham Mount, is the biggest exhibition in the north of screenprints by the artist.
The show of 25 prints includes the Andy Warhol-inspired portrait of Kate Moss and the classic 'Sale Ends' and 'Destroy Capitalism' silkscreens – not shown in public since their release in 2006.
Richard McTague, of RedHouse Originals which organised the exhibition, said: "The reaction so far has been overwhelming really.
"There's been a real interest locally but we have also had people travelling from further afield to come and see the show.
"Everyone at RedHouse are huge fans of Banksy's work and we also come from the position of being collectors.
"We were keen to share the collections of works with the people of Harrogate and the north."
The works have been sourced from various private collections and are signed by the artist.
They range from £2,000 to the likes of the Kate Moss screenprint which is around £30,000