Banksy





Banksy

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The United Kingdom
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Blek le Rat


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Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.

His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent 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 out 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
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Banksy "Balloon Girl"
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2011
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2002
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Banksy 2013 Calendar
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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Banksy 2014 Calendar
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
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“I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”
Banksy

“You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid.
You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation
at high speed with total clarity.”
Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece

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is graffiti an art form?

HELL YES!Banksy
 
  2 votes, 66.7%

I know nothing at all
 
  1 vote, 33.3%

I'm a naziMein Kampf
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

i suck at everything
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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