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    who is banksy
    does any one know him?

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    I thought noone knew? It was a big secret?

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    he's my little brother.

    why? What has he done now?

    the graffiti guy/women

    http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9246/maidinlondon33fc939vl0.jpg

    ask ryanancs - he's a big fan of banksy.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Banksy is a well-known pseudo-anonymous[1] English graffiti artist. He is believed to be a native of Yate, South Gloucestershire, near Bristol[1] and born in 1974,[2] but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details.[3] According to Tristan Manco, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier engineer, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s."[4] His artworks are often-satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stencilling technique, is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass who maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His art has appeared in cities around the world.[5] Banksy's work was borne out of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.

    Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti or mount exhibitions of screenprints in commercial galleries.[6]

    Banksy's real name is unknown.[39][40] [41] Banksy's year of birth has been given as 1974.[27] Simon Hattenstone from Guardian Unlimited is one of the very few people to have interviewed him face-to-face. Hattenstone describes him as "a cross of Jimmy Nail and British rapper Mike Skinner" and "a 28 year old male who showed up wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a silver tooth, silver chain, and one silver earring".[42]

    The registrant of Banksy's website is Steve Lazarides, a photographer. Lazarides is Banksy's agent. Lazarides now has a gallery on Greek Street in London's Soho called Laz Inc, where Banksy originals can be bought.

    Banksy's parents think their son is a painter and decorator.[43]

    In May 2007, an extensive article written by Lauren Collins of the New Yorker re-opened the Banksy-identity controversy citing a 2004 photograph of the artist that was taken in Jamaica during the Two-Culture Clash project and later published in The Evening Standard in 2004.

    An October 2007 story on the BBC website features a photo allegedly taken by a passer-by in Bethnal Green, London, purporting to show Banksy at work with an assistant, scaffolding and a truck. The story confirms that Tower Hamlets Council in London has decided to treat all Banksy works as vandalism and remove them.[44]

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    "His real name is Robert Banks, a 32-year-old from Bristol, that cultural melting-pot of a port where graffiti art has a long heritage."

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    is that him then

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    he doesn't want people to know who he is. why can't people respect that?

    not saying this to you danby. but it is really annoying how the media has to rape the privacy of anyone that does something creative.

    if that person wants to be known then ok, but if they dont then leave them the hell alone!

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/banksy.JPG

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    snowtiger;2121800

    the guy is a brilliant graffiti … the guy is a brilliant graffiti arist[CENTER]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy[/CENTER]



    I think danbe knows what he does and what he is known for.

    He wants to know "Who" he is. as in a picture of the guy himself. :thumbsup:

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    i just want to shake his hand

    bought his book to day all of his work is brill

    http://www.psfk.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/new-banksy.jpg

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    danby jason;2121856

    i just want to shake his hand bought his book to day all of his work is … i just want to shake his hand bought his book to day all of his work is brill



    I think he's genius and I respect him more as an artist cause he doesn't want all the fame for himself. He want's people to see his work.

    The fact people dont know who he is makes his work more appealing to "find" :thumbsup:

    didnt he talk on camera in one docu, u never see his face but he's a londoner and lived/s in east london - wheyyy!

    leryyn - i accidentally walked by this a couple months ago, then realised OMG it's that famous one. pity there was a stupid car parked on the yellow line so my photo wasn't perfect!

    danby jason;2121768

    is that him then



    reckon so. why? you going to kill him?

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    kippy;2121886

    didnt he talk on camera in one docu, u never see his face but he's a … didnt he talk on camera in one docu, u never see his face but he's a londoner and lived/s in east london - wheyyy!



    I said already he's my little brother.

    Banksys identity is not known and this adds to the hype about him. All i know is that he is in his thirtys (32 i think) and is from Bristol (well near bristol anyway). Check out wikipedia for some other "facts" lol

    kippy;2121886

    didnt he talk on camera in one docu, u never see his face but he's a … didnt he talk on camera in one docu, u never see his face but he's a londoner and lived/s in east london - wheyyy!leryyn - i accidentally walked by this a couple months ago, then realised OMG it's that famous one. pity there was a stupid car parked on the yellow line so my photo wasn't perfect!



    Hey he's from my patch not London;-)

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    ryancs;2121912

    Banksys identity is not known and this adds to the hype about him. All i … Banksys identity is not known and this adds to the hype about him. All i know is that he is in his thirtys (32 i think) and is from Bristol (well near bristol anyway). Check out wikipedia for some other "facts" lol



    ryancs is it true that he was going to do commission work? I read something in a mag ages ago but i dont know if my mind has muddled it up with other graff artists capitalising on his fame?

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    thank ryancs just got his book thought it would be a good talking point

    its a bit like kelso from manchester but i know who he is

    the guys a disgrace, daming public property, I hope they catch him.

    imranmaz;2121934

    ryancs is it true that he was going to do commission work? I read … ryancs is it true that he was going to do commission work? I read something in a mag ages ago but i dont know if my mind has muddled it up with other graff artists capitalising on his fame?



    I really would'nt of thought that he will be doing commission work as he is already loaded:thumbsup: But im not sure so don't hold me to it.

    black gerbil1;2121944

    the guys a disgrace, daming public property, I hope they catch him.




    In Bristol the council have actually made all of his graffiti legal as their was an up roar when they tried to remove it. This stemmed from the picture above with the man hanging out the window. Hardly daming public property:roll:

    danby jason;2121940

    thank ryancs just got his book thought it would be a good talking point … thank ryancs just got his book thought it would be a good talking point its a bit like kelso from manchester but i know who he is



    His book is great. Hopefully you got the paperback as it has more content. Enjoy it anyway i know i did;-)

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    ryancs;2121994

    His book is great. Hopefully you got the paperback as it has more … His book is great. Hopefully you got the paperback as it has more content. Enjoy it anyway i know i did;-)



    yep paperback

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    ryancs;2121955

    I really would'nt of thought that he will be doing commission work as he … I really would'nt of thought that he will be doing commission work as he is already loaded:thumbsup: But im not sure so don't hold me to it.



    but how is he loaded if no one knows who he is? how does he get money?

    ryancs;2121925

    Hey he's from my patch not London;-)



    oh yeah lol, sorry must have mixed him up with the interviewer ... woopsy daisy.

    imranmaz;2122084

    but how is he loaded if no one knows who he is? how does he get money?



    He sells some of his prints for 6 figure sums:thumbsup: I know Brad Pitt is a big fan of his along with lots of other celebs.

    imranmaz;2121823

    he doesn't want people to know who he is. why can't people respect that?



    lol if he wanted privacy why spray huge pictures all over the place which is the biggest attention seeking message there is!

    think he's fab, he highlights the plight of the underground and has a sense of humour without being crass. he's obviously intelligent and highly skilled too. if i can afford it i'd buy his art.

    there are a few copycats around though - you can tell his signature style from the rest tho ... they're not so good, less details and rubbish at handling the spray can!

    i like this fellow i think his work is clever]http//ww…tml what do you think
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