Banksy

Monkey Queen (114/750), 2003
Screenprint in Color
19 x 14 in
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About the Artist

Banksy, whose identity remains a mystery, is a legendary street artist, political activist and cultural icon. Born on an unknown date, Banksy's work first appeared on the streets of Bristol, England in the early 1990's and quickly gained recognition for its bold style, dark humor, and political commentary. His best known works often feature striking imagery and subversive messages that challenge societal norms and push the boundaries of conventional art.

 

One of Banksy's most famous pieces is the mural "Girl with Balloon", which depicts a young girl releasing a heart-shaped red balloon into the sky. The work has become an iconic symbol of hope and innocence, and has been replicated and imitated all over the world. Other notable works by Banksy include "Flower Thrower", "Napalm", and "I Can't Believe You Morons Actually Buy This Shit".

 

Banksy's work is not without controversy, however. His politically charged pieces have been met with both praise and criticism, and some of his murals have been vandalized or removed by authorities. Despite the controversies, Banksy's influence and impact on the art world and popular culture cannot be ignored. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and iconic artists of our time, and his work continues to inspire and spark discussions about the role of art in society.

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