The most famously anonymous artist in the world, Banksy made the front pages when he auto-shredded Girl With Balloon during a 2018 Sotheby's auction. Known for his thought-provoking social commentary, Banksy's varied works include the Walled Off Hotel (with its view of the West Bank barrier), cover art for Blur's Think Tank album, and a gigantic graffiti piece about Brexit, in the UK port of Dover.
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When he was Oscar-nominated for Exit Through The Gift Shop, Banksy was quoted as saying “the last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me.”
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Sotheby's London, 'Love Is In the Bin', October 2021
The British Museum, London, UK
Gross Domestic Product, London, UK, 2019
Dismaland, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, UK, 2015
Banksy Versus, Bristol Museum, Bristol, UK, 2010
Barely Legal, Barely Legal, Los Angeles, USA, 2006
Turf War, London, UK, 2003
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