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    Banksy Identity

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    The backstreet story of Banksy Sometimes it’s fun not knowing the answer. Often not knowing the answer is what helps us to see more clearly. Well at least that’s true in Banksy’s case. Well-known, unknown, British Graffiti master, filmmaker, activist, troublemaker, Banksy, has made headlines around the world for years. Yet his true identity still remains unknown. Banksy is undoubtedly the most controversial street artist ever known. His artwork sparks curiosity and starts controversy across the world. After 20 years his identity still remains unknown, which just adds to the hype surrounding his work. But why is his work so popular? Is it because it cross’s the barriers between art, politics, sociology, humor and self-pride? Because his work is simply amazing? Or is it because after all this time he still remains a…

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    Banksy Art Analysis

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    Banksy was known as king of graffiti, british artist, painter and as well as a filmmaker with a unknown identity (“The Story Behind Banksy”). The names Robin Gunningham and Robert Banks are often used unknowingly to give an identity to Banksy (“Banksy Biography”). The true identity still to this day is uncertain. Banksy began his career in the early 90’s with a graffiti crew in Bristol called DryBreadZ (“Banksy Biography”). Banksy’s work was considered vandalism by law and critics but, it is…

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    Banksy Research Paper

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    Banksy: Criminal or Hero? Banksy is a twenty-first century graffiti artist and political activist, whose work is recognized all around the world. His body of work has been known to attract a lot of positive, as well as negative attention for its controversial nature and perfect timing. Banksy’s tendency to break minor laws and stir controversy pushes many people and organizations to label him as a criminal, but that rebellious quality is exactly what makes him a hero in the eyes of many.…

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    Banksy: A Graffiti Artist

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    Banksy is a well-known artist from England. According to Smithsonian “He is a graffiti master, painter, activist, filmmaker and all-purpose provocateur for its list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010, he found himself in the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga” (Ellsworth-Jones), where he submitted a photo of himself with a paper bag on to keep his identity a secret. His real name and identity has remained unknown to his fans because graffiti is a crime in England.…

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    Banksy Research Paper

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    Banksy, an unknown English street artist, believed to be born in Bristol around 1974, rose to prominence for his controversial stencil works in the late 90’s. His career began as a small graffiti artist apart of a street art gang ‘DryBreadZ Crew’. By the late 90’s his stencil works began to become more widely recognized in many different parts of England. Banksy spent years developing a very unique style which usually consisted of striking imagery and deep political meanings. The works were…

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    Art is a visual statement often labelled as a narrative. A narrative is how all of us see the world and how we connect with each other and therefore art is a natural fit for narrative. Much of art tells a story or convey a message and the story is up for interpretations with the unique use of symbolism. Both Banksy and Jill Orr are created in the postmodern framework with the unconventional messages and use of materials, symbolism and signs. Graffiti artist Banksy and performance, photography…

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    Banksy Street Art Analysis

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    the popular street artist Banksy, it can be concluded that there are many differing opinions, especially if discussed with foreknowledge that Banksy is anonymous. It leaves room for much interpretation. However, by looking more closely at Banksy, one might be able to draw the conclusion that he demonstrates the essence of freedom, and is noteworthy in society. For an introductory commentary, it would be beneficial to visit a common understanding of graffiti. The closest form of street art…

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    Banksy, a street artist, has become an inspiration to many people worldwide. He has also become a hated person for his graffiti. He comes from Bristol, England and makes his artworks throughout the globe. For his artworks he mainly uses stencils. He also uses appropriation in some of his artwork to display a deeper meaning to them. This week we have an interview with the man himself, Banksy. Interviewer: Some critics and writers believe you are not an artist but a vandal. This includes Charles…

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    How has Banksy impacted the world as the world’s most renowned vandal? My former art teacher has shown my class some examples of graffiti art to demonstrate stencil art. While the class scrolled through the pictures, we discovered they were by the same artist, Banksy because they all had a strong message in them, most depicting the government and outlying issues at the time. He then proceeded to show us a documentary called Exit through the Gift Shop. Which shows how much Banksy influence the…

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    In 2010, Banksy, the well renowned English street artist, released a documentary called Exit Through the Gift Shop. This film features the story of Theirry Guetta, a French immigrant who has an obsession with capturing every event in his life that ultimately leads him to developing his identity as Mr. Brainwash. His original intent was to create a documentary about street art but we soon find that the documentary begins to focus on Guettas introduction and journey into the street art world.…

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