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Nobody knows who is Banksy, yet everybody knows who he is. He is probably the most famous yet the most mysterious graffiti artist this world has seen. Some consider him a prankster whereas others, an artistic genius. From Bristol to Barcelona, Sydney to San Francisco, one thing that everyone agrees on is that his popularity cannot be denied. In 2010, Time magazine selected the British artist for its list of the world’s 100 most influential people among the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga. Millions know him, and his works are on sale for millions.
As the enigmatic and elusive king of street art, Banksy has a unique power. He has an unnerving ability to get to the heart of the matter and is able to express strong political statements with poetry, energy and humor. Any location with his works becomes “the” place to see. When Bristol city centre asked residents to vote on whether they wanted Banksy work removed, ninety-seven per cent of people said it was a welcome addition to the town. His works are almost like limited gifts across the urban landscape.
Banksy is an exciting artist and we are delighted to be offering works by him. “The Art of Banksy” Exhibition is a remarkable art event for art lovers. When the topic is street art, there is no way around him: Banksy, probably the most famous and also most mysterious graffiti artist in the world. The approximately 40-year-old Brit successfully keeps his identity secret, his works however not only conquer the streets but also the auction houses of the world. Highly successfully, Banksy is regarded as one of the most valuable artists of the present.
“The Art of Banksy”, shows more than 150 of the artist’s works such as his original works, prints on different kinds of materials, photos, sculptures, murals, installations, mapping show and many more. A video documentary gives insights into the life and work, all presented in a unique setting. The show promises a genuinely impressing experience and is a “must see” to celebrate Banksy’s art and carry it out into the wider world.