Banksy is a street artist whose identity remains unknown. Despite remaining anonymous, we can say that Banksy is the world’s most famous and celebrated graffiti artist. He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world last 2010, alongside Barack Obama and Steve Jobs.
Our friend Banksy just revealed his summer 2021 stunt. Entitled “A Great British Spraycation”, the Bristol-born artist unveiled a series of works on the streets of Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Lowestoft.
As usual with the British artist, he dropped a bunch of sweet stencils that will surely brighten up your day. Check out the newly released video which shows the artist riding his old caravan around the countryside.
When we think of an artist, the first things that comes to mind are their most renowned pieces. Here’s a refreshing way in rediscovering Banksy’s art — a little viewing over some pages of his sketchbook. Most of these are rarely seen on the web but give great insights into Banksy’s thoughts and workflow.
Take a look below to view some of Banksy’s rare sketches and have a sneak of what goes into his artistic process.
With wry wit and stealth, Banksy merged graffiti art with installation and performance. Aside his famous street pieces, Banksy have hosted and took part in various shows and art festivities.
Street artist Banksy has successfully trademarked two of his most well-known artworks in Australia. The artist registered the artworks in an attempt to stop them from being used for commercial purposes.
The elusive artist applied for the trademarks via a law firm based in Perth, and although the tactic ultimately failed in Europe, the Australian applications were successful and will be registered next week. The two iconic artworks covered by successful are “Love is in the Air”, a stencil of a masked man throwing a bouquet of flowers, and “Girl with Balloon”, a stencil of a child letting go of a heart-shaped balloon.
Aside Banksy’s street art, the British artist has been creating works for sale for more than 20 years. The earliest pieces at auction date from 1998, while his earliest commercial prints are from 2002. By the late 2000s, the art world had caught up with Banksy’s popular appeal. Now, there has been a series of record-breaking sales of all kinds of works by Banksy.
Banksy seems to be back with a brand new artwork that just appeared on Reading prison in the United Kingdom.
The stencil shows a man using knotted bedsheets to “escape” from the prison. The man could eventually be the famed writer Oscar Wilde, who did spend some time in the prison between 1895 and 1895 for “homosexual crimes.”. The history behind Mr Wilde has helped establish Reading Gaol as a historic landmark.