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BAN
KSY
NOBODY
KNOWS
WHO HE IS
BUT
EVERYBODY
KNOWS HIM
English underground
street art artist
remains incognito
who
The only video that purportedly shows Banksy's eyes was made in 2003
The sensational video from 2003 was only published by BBC journalists in 2023
In this interview, he mentioned his name — Robbie
But was it really him?
the most far-fetched theory
the most awesome theory
the most likely theory
Neil Buchanan
Host of a popular 90s TV show for children,
heavy metal band member
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Some of Banksy's works have appeared
in the cities visited by Nile
Fans jumped on this theory because many of them watched Neil’s show as a child and wanted him to be Banksy
Application to the case
The theory was born after one tweet
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Robert Del Naja
Street artist known as 3D, founder of the group Massive Attack!
They were both born in Bristol around the same time
Street artist who was one of the first to use stencils
The theory emerged after DJ Goldie referred to Banksy as Robert
Robin Gunningham
Unknown street artist
Born in Bristol, and later moved to London, which coincides with Banksy’s biography
A team of researchers has identified Banksy as Gunningham through geographic profiling
The core of the theory: a photo with spray cans and stencils in Jamaica
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"I am disguised,
because
you can't
be a graffiti
artist
and then
go public
These things are incompatible"
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It all
started
with graffiti
"I grew up watching people paint with spray cans long before I saw graffiti in a magazine or on a computer"
Bristol is Banksy's hometown
This is the voice
of the unheard
Gorilla
The Girl with
the Pierced Eardrum
2014
Interpretation of Vermeer’s painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring", in which the girl’s earring is replaced by a street burglar alarm
permission to build
castles in the sky
2011
Banksy is not only a recognized artist, but also a master of leaving behind vivid quotes. The next point on the route  is checking in near the inscription that Banksy left behind in 2011
well hung
lover
2006
This is one of the most famous graffiti that Banksy left behind in Bristol. Graffiti painted on the wall of the sexual health clinic on Frogmore Street
the mild
mild west
1997
This is the first graffiti that brought Banksy fame. Appeared in 1997 as a response to police attacks of partygoers in disused warehouses outside Bristol
Rose
on a Mousetrap
2000
Graffiti appeared in the early 2000s on a concrete fence in a residential sector. It’s surprising that locals flocked to the glass and frame to save Banksy’s work
in a Pink Mask
2002
The famous gorilla in the pink mask underwent restoration in 2011 after the new owner of the building on Fishponds Road painted over the wall with white paint
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Being a writer became increasingly dangerous, graffiti was considered vandalism
new style — stencils
Anonymity has always been important to Banksy because it concerns his safety
Thanks to stencils, creating graffiti became faster, he completely switched to them in 1995
Banksy's images
rats
"If you feel dirty, unimportant or unloved, then rats are a good role model," Banksy wrote

"They don’t ask permission to live, they have no respect for the social hierarchy."
monkey
Monkeys often look smarter and more interesting than people; in his works Banksy often replaces humans with monkeys
kids
Banksy uses children in his works because they symbolize innocence and vulnerability, which helps him express his social and political ideas
police
Banksy portrays police officers as representatives of authority to whom he has questions. However, he sympathizes with them as people who have their weaknesses
rat - art
or people
kids
authority
iraq
wrong war
Banksy’s anti-war and anti-government activities in 2000−2003 became consonant with the movement against the war in Iraq
Banksy expressed in his works what everyone was thinking. His works became a symbol of protests
exhibition "Turf War" (2003)
Banksy exhibited his street works, sculptures… and live animals, painted in the style of traditional graffiti with safe paints
"It's hard to come up with something
original, but if, for example,
someone is wandering around, licking their nose
and peeing in front of everyone, then it becomes more interesting"
"It's hard to come up with
something original
and peeing in front of everyone, then it becomes more interesting"
someone is wandering around, licking their nose
but if, for example,
that same year Banksy entered a British museum and secretly placed his work there
After that, over the next 1.5 years, the works of the unknown artist appeared in several galleries around the world
The whole world learned the name of the artist, but only the name
wall between Palestine and Israel (2005)