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Pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter

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Banksy: Pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based street artist, political activist, and film director whose real name and identity remain unconfirmed and the subject of speculation. Active since the 1990s, his satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have appeared on streets, walls, and bridges throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Banksy says that he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist and founding member of the musical group Massive Attack.

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Banksy and Warhol works up for auction [Video]

Banksy and Warhol works up for auction

Preparations take place at Christie's in London ahead of the Prints and Multiples auction for Banksy and Andy Warhol artworks. The auction is online and ends for the Banksy collection on March 30, and..

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Banksy artwork on side of Reading Prison defaced with rival’s name [Video]

Banksy artwork on side of Reading Prison defaced with rival’s name

A mural by street artist Banksy on the side of a former prison which housed playwright Oscar Wilde has been defaced with red paint.The artwork, on the red brick wall of the former Reading Prison,..

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Banksy shares video of making of 'Create Escape' [Video]

Banksy shares video of making of 'Create Escape'

Footage released on the British street artist's social media shows the making of the graffiti artist's latest artwork stencilled onto the former HM Prison Reading.

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Possible Banksy artwork appears on Reading prison wall [Video]

Possible Banksy artwork appears on Reading prison wall

A possible Banksy artwork has appeared on a prison wall in Reading, Berkshire.Although it has not been officially claimed as the work of Banksy, the picture bears a resemblance to the artist's other..

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Banksy may have scaled prison wall for latest work [Video]

Banksy may have scaled prison wall for latest work

The street artist Banksy may have been at work again in the UK.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

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Banksy painting 'sells for record £16.8m' - raising money for health charities

banksy painting 'sells for record £16.8m' - raising money for health charities
A Banksy original offering an "image of hope" during the pandemic has sold for a record £16.8m, auction house Christie's has said - with the proceeds going to health charities.
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Banksy mural on side of former prison defaced with rival's name

banksy mural on side of former prison defaced with rival's name
A Banksy mural, on the side of a former prison which once housed Oscar Wilde, has been defaced with a rival's name.
Sky News - Published

Auction of Banksy work hopes to raise millions for NHS

auction of banksy work hopes to raise millions for nhs
Banksy is hoping to raise more than £3m for the NHS with the sale of a painting of "hope".
Sky News - Published

Banksy confirms escaping inmate artwork on former prison wall is his

Banksy has confirmed a painting of an inmate escaping from a former jail that once housed playwright Oscar Wilde is his work.
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Has Banksy struck again? New artwork appears on side of former prison

has banksy struck again? new artwork appears on side of former prison
It looks like Banksy may have been in action once again, with an artwork in his signature style appearing on the side of a former prison in Reading.
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Banksy mural saved from 'death sentence' by art collector - but some aren't happy about its removal

banksy mural saved from 'death sentence' by art collector - but some aren't happy about its removal
A Banksy mural was saved from a "death sentence" when it was removed from a wall by an art collector.
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Artist Banksy has new take on toppled statue of English slave trader

The toppling of a statue of a 17th century slave trader in the English port city of Bristol was hailed by some as a long-overdue reckoning with Britain's imperalist past and denounced by others as a..
Reuters - Published

Banksy's 'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum' gains a coronavirus face mask

Banksy's "Girl with a Pierced Eardrum" has been updated for the coronavirus era with the addition of a blue surgical face mask.
Reuters - Published

Monkey business at Bansky's Bethlehem hotel masks coronavirus fears

British artist Banksy's hotel in Bethlehem brought a touch of humor to the West Bank town by strapping a surgical mask to the model monkey bellhop at its entrance as coronavirus fears grip residents..
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Banksy's 'Scar of Bethlehem' nativity unveiled in West Bank hotel

British street artist Banksy has brought a somber Christmas spirit to a hotel he founded in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, with a nativity scene evoking the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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