Banksy is a well renown artist that is popular worldwide. He is known for his uncanny views through street graffiti art. There are many that are amazed with his work and love writing about this Mysterious Artist. The people love him and we don't blame him. Who could not idolize an artist that is wanted by law enforcers but adored by many. I personally, do not know Banksy but the one thing I can admire about him is the size of his balls. Seriously, think about it. He hits walls and produces amazing work but under our "current" laws, he is wanted by local law enforcers.
Who cares if he makes money. He deserves it because he is a natural talent. So if the police want to arrest him they are only making him more famous. Some of his graffiti are political and has strong messages that I as an artist can appreciate.
Let's understand history a little. I know it is a little far fetched but our world has evolved so much that I believe that we need less laws and regulations. When the the U.S. was being invaded by the "Red Coats" there were many artists tagging walls to warn the citizens. Those artists were considered heroes for warning the people. Sometimes, we forget where we came from and forget that this world is not about rules. We have a choice to do what we please. You have 100% the right to your life to do as you will. You voluntarily decide to accept to allow other's enforce law on you.
Banksy is a phenomenon that is deeper than him as an Artist. He is an icon of an Artistic Revolution. Such a Revolution that is called the Era of Expression or better known as "Freedom of Expression without boundaries"
Here are some articles from other people:
The British graffiti artist Banksy likes pizza, though his preference in toppings cannot be definitively ascertained. He has a gold tooth. He has a silver tooth. He has a silver earring. He’s an anarchist environmentalist who travels by chauffeured S.U.V. He was born in 1978, or 1974, in Bristol, England—no, Yate. The son of a butcher and a housewife, or a delivery driver and a hospital worker, he’s fat, he’s skinny, he’s an introverted workhorse, he’s a breeze-shooting exhibitionist given to drinking pint after pint of stout. For a while now, Banksy has lived in London: if not in Shoreditch, then in Hoxton. Joel Unangst, who had the nearly unprecedented experience of meeting Banksy last year, in Los Angeles, when the artist rented a warehouse from him for an exhibition, can confirm that Banksy often dresses in a T-shirt, shorts, and sneakers. When Unangst is asked what adorns the T-shirts, he will allow, before fretting that he has revealed too much already, that they are covered with smudges of white paint.
The creative fields have long had their shadowy practitioners, figures whose identities, whether because of scandalous content (the author of “Story of O”), fear of ostracism (Joe Klein), aversion to nepotism (Stephen King’s son Joe Hill), or conceptual necessity (Sacha Baron Cohen), remain, at least for a time, unknown. Anonymity enables its adopter to seek fame while shielding him from the meaner consequences of fame-seeking. In exchange for ceding credit, he is freed from the obligations of authorship. Banksy, for instance, does not attend his own openings. He may miss out on the accolades, but he’ll never spend a Thursday evening, from six to eight, picking at cubes of cheese.
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WHO IS BANKSY?
Banksy is a quasi-anonymous English graffiti artist. According to Tristan Manco, Banksy “was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s.” His artworks are often satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics.
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Here are some pictures of Banksy's work