Where is Banksy?
It's been over 2 years since we last saw a Banksy print release, with that being 'choose your weapon' in December 2010. We were then enticed with the promise of a March 2012 release of his gorilla print which never happened. This was rumoured to be due to problems with the glitter finish of the gorillas mask, but nearly 2 years later still no gorilla. Flippers and queue jumpers were then hoping for an early christmas present, spending the night in sub zero temperatures queuing for a saturday morning release at POW. But still no new Banksy print!
So where is Banksy?
Artist or Vandal?
Banksy the self dubbed Art Terrorist from Bristol
has been called both an artist and a vandal, and
many debates have taken place over the question
"Is it Art or vandalism?"
Banksy Urban legend?, with his
identity shrouded in darkness. There have been
only a handful of photos alledging to be him but
none have been confirmed. Due to the shroud of
secrecy surrounding his real identity and his
subversive character, banksy has achieved a cult
( See our Who
Is Banksy? page )
Banksy Unmasked at last?
Has banksy been unmasked at last?
Reports in national newspapers stated that the
true identity of banksy may of finally been exposed.
There is an uncanny resemblance in the life of
one Robin Gunningham, a public schoolboy from
bristol and the infamous Mr B! See the story for
yourself on the Daily Mail website Here
Banksy started life as a freehand
street grafitti artist in bristol in the early
80's, he was believed to be a member of the DryBreadZ
Crew. He then went on to stencilling and his work
started appearing in Londons streets as well as
Bristols. He has since covered many different
media including painting, sheep, cows and even
an elephant!. His works
are now very sought after, and owning an original
banksy is now only a dream for most . Many of
the rich and famous including hollywood A-listers
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have bought banksy's
art pushing prices sky high.