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Banksy: Pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter
Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director, active since the 1990s. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls and bridges throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Banksy says that he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist and founding member of the musical group Massive Attack.


Louis Theroux met Banksy at a football match [Video]

Louis Theroux met Banksy at a football match

Louis Theroux claimed he met Banksy in 2001 at a Queens Park Rangers game.

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Stolen Banksy artwork found in Italian farmhouse [Video]

Stolen Banksy artwork found in Italian farmhouse

A mural by secretive British street artist Banksy that was stolen from the Bataclan theatre in Paris, where Islamist militants killed 90 people in 2015, has been found in a farmhouse in central Italy,..

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Banksy artwork stolen from Bataclan found in Italy [Video]

Banksy artwork stolen from Bataclan found in Italy

The image of a girl in mourning had been painted on one of the exits of the Paris concert hall to commemorate the victims of the November 2015 terror attacks.View on euronews

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Banksy artwork stolen from the Bataclan in Paris is found in Italy

The mural, a tribute to victims of the 2015 attack, was reportedly found by police in a farmhouse.
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Artist Banksy has new take on toppled statue of English slave trader

The toppling of a statue of a 17th century slave trader in the English port city of Bristol was hailed by some as a long-overdue reckoning with Britain's imperalist past and denounced by others as a..
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Britain's Banksy depicts U.S. flag on fire in Floyd tribute

Reclusive British street artist Banksy published a new artwork online on Saturday which depicts the United States flag being set alight by a candle that forms part of a memorial to an anonymous, black,..
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Coronavirus: Winchester teenager paints Banksy-style mural

Belle should have been doing her GCSEs this week, instead she's painted this mural for key workers.
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New Banksy artwork appears at Southampton hospital

The piece depicts a young boy discarding his superhero toys in favour of a model of an NHS nurse.
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Banksy's 'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum' gains a coronavirus face mask

Banksy's "Girl with a Pierced Eardrum" has been updated for the coronavirus era with the addition of a blue surgical face mask.
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Coronavirus: Banksy makes 'bathroom' lockdown art

The elusive Bristol artist says his wife "hates it when I work from home".
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Monkey business at Bansky's Bethlehem hotel masks coronavirus fears

British artist Banksy's hotel in Bethlehem brought a touch of humor to the West Bank town by strapping a surgical mask to the model monkey bellhop at its entrance as coronavirus fears grip residents..
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Banksy's Valentine's Day mural in Bristol vandalised within 48 hours

Pink graffiti scrawled across artwork created by enigmatic street artist
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Banksy confirms Bristol Valentine's Day artwork is his

The piece on the side of a house in Bristol depicts a young girl firing red flowers from a catapult.
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Artwork on Bristol house causes stir over new Banksy hopes

The artwork on the side of a house in Bristol echoes pieces created by the graffiti artist.
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Banksy's 'Scar of Bethlehem' nativity unveiled in West Bank hotel

British street artist Banksy has brought a somber Christmas spirit to a hotel he founded in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, with a nativity scene evoking the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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Banksy 'nativity scene' appears in Bethlehem hotel

Dubbed the "Scar of Bethlehem", the work shows Jesus's manger by Israel's separation barrier.
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Defaced Banksy festive artwork gets protection

Man jumps over barriers to spray two red noses on festive mural in Birmingham.
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Banksy: Defaced artwork in Birmingham gets protection

Man jumps over barriers to spray two red noses on festive mural in Birmingham.
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Banksy's Birmingham artwork highlighting homelessness preserved

Banksy's reindeer is being protected by a plastic sheet attached by wall owners Network Rail.
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'God bless Birmingham', says Banksy as artwork appears in city

Banksy praises Brummies' generosity as he reveals a Christmas-themed work in the city.
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Banksy: Behind-the-scenes photos 'show artist at work'

A book from Banksy's former agent contains photos said to be of the artist - but none show his face.
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Why is Banksy vetting the customers of his online store?

Anyone hoping to buy official merchandise from his new online store has to answer a question.
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Banksy: Card firm rejects 'custody' claim

A firm in a row with elusive street artist Banksy denies trying to take "custody" of his trademark.
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Banksy's chimp-depicting 'Devolved Parliament' sells for over $12 million

A large Banksy painting depicting primates sitting in Britain's parliament sold for more than $12 million on Thursday, a record price at auction for a work by the secretive British street artist,..
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Banksy MPs as chimpanzees painting sells for £9.9m

The artist said it was a "record price for a Banksy painting".
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Banksy opens 'pop-up' shop in Croydon

The shop appeared overnight at a disused retail outlet in south London.
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'Banksy' display featuring Stormzy stab vest appears in Croydon

Stormzy's stab vest and a cradle surrounded by CCTV cameras appeared overnight at a shop in London.
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Banksy-painted 'Turbozone Truck' fails to sell at auction

The 17-tonne lorry had a guide price of up to £1.5m and auctioneers are considering offers for it.
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Banksy planned Brexit day update for whitewashed EU mural

A whitewashed artwork in Dover was to have been updated on "Brexit day", the artist says.
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The secrets of controlling your internet profile

Banksy reckoned we would all be anonymous for 15 minutes, but is this even possible?
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Banksy artwork stolen from central Paris

The mural, located outside the Pompidou Centre, had been targeted by thieves before.
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Concrete block 'Banksy' removed by Bristol City Council

The authority says it has removed the block until the artwork's authenticity is confirmed.
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Banksy 'Brexit' mural: Scaffolding appears over Dover EU piece

The artwork appeared near Dover's ferry terminal in 2017 on a building due to be demolished.
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Banksy teased by Skegness gnome street artist

Numerous pictures have appeared in Skegness, including one which says "better than Banksy".
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