“You could stick all my shit in Tate Modern and have an opening with Tony Blair and Kate Moss on Rollerblades handing out vol-au-vents, and it wouldn't be as exciting as when you go out and you paint something big where you shouldn't do." - Banksy.
Banksy is an anonymous graffiti artist from the UK whose work has become world famous and his studio works now command enormous prices in auction.
His stencil and spray-paint works first started to appear on the walls of buildings in and around Bristol and London in the early 90s.
Soon they spread to other areas of the UK.
The mainly positive reaction that he got to his work must have encouraged him to go further afield. Most famously, marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and, even more audaciously, on the Dividing Wall in Bethlehem.
However, if you are making humorous or serious, social and political statements then there are other places to make them besides walls and studios, and Banksy's been there.
Urban graffiti artist? Maybe it should be more “Mission Impossible” artist with some of the stunts Banksy has pulled over the last few years.......
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