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.
Did you know?
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.”
Country of Birth
Christie's London, 'Game Changer', March 2021
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
Exhibitions by Banksy
Banksy, Bridget Riley, Derrick Adams, Grayson Perry, Harland Miller, Marc Quinn, Mario Testino, Tim Fishlock, Patrick Hughes,
12 Apr 2021 – 12 May 2021
Banksy, Bridget Riley, Harland Miller, José Parlá, Swoon, The Connor Brothers, Tim Fishlock, Patrick Hughes,
2 Nov 2020 – 25 Nov 2020
9 Oct 2020