Banksy





Banksy

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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...more


Average rating: 3.88 · 76,756 ratings · 560 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Wall and Piece
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 74,541 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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Cut It Out
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 2005
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Exitstencilism
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 2002
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Banksy Locations & Tours: A...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 441 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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Pictures of Walls
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2005
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Banksy "Balloon Girl"
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2011
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Existstencilism, Vol. 2: Bl...
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2002
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Banksy.: You Are an Accepta...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2012
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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

“A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece

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is graffiti an art form?

HELL YES!Banksy
 
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I'm a naziMein Kampf
 
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I know nothing at all
 
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i suck at everything
 
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