Banksy, ‘Vettriano, Beach Rescue’, 2005, Lazarides

About Banksy

Whether plastering cities with his trademark parachuting rat, painting imagined openings in the West Bank barrier in Israel, or stenciling “We’re bored of fish” above a penguins’ zoo enclosure, Banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity. “TV has made going to the theatre seem pointless, photography has pretty much killed painting,” he says, “but graffiti has remained gloriously unspoilt by progress.” Banksy has gained his notoriety through a range of urban interventions, from modifying street signs and printing his own currency to illegally hanging his own works in institutions such as the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. Most often using spray paint and stencils, Banksy has crafted a signature, immediately identifiable graphic style—and a recurring cast of cops, soldiers, children, and celebrities—through which he critically examines contemporary issues of consumerism, political authority, terrorism, and the status of art and its display.

British, Bristol, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
asdf, Venice Biennale, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
2016
Banksy – King of Urban Art @ Munich, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
2016
Banksy Exhibition, Lionel Gallery
2013
Urban Art Classics, MUCA, Munich

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
asdf, Venice Biennale, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
2016
Banksy – King of Urban Art @ Munich, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
2016
Banksy Exhibition, Lionel Gallery
2015
Banksy: Better In Than Out, Taglialatella Galleries, New York
2013
Urban Art Classics, MUCA, Munich

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Contemporary Editions II, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
2017
Legends, Graffik Gallery / Banksy Editions, London
2017
La République De La Rue, Gallery Nosco, Marseille
2017
Contemporary Editions, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin
2016
Festive Christmas Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, Hong Kong
2016
MIX: Winter Group Show, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2016
Christmas Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
2014
Amazing Summer, MUCA, Munich
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