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Banksy

United Kingdom

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  • About the Artist
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Banksy (Born 1974 England) is a graffiti artist from Bristol, UK, whose artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Despite this, he carefully manages to keep his real name from the mainstream media. However, many newspapers assert that his real name is Robert or Robin Banks

Banksy, despite not calling himself an artist, has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, often in combination with a distinctive stencilling technique, to promote alternative aspects of politics from those promoted by the mainstream media.

Some believe that his stencilled graffiti provides a voice for those living in urban environments that could not otherwise express themselves and that his work is also something which improves the aesthetic quality of urban surroundings; many others disagree, asserting that his work is simple vandalism (a claim made by at least Peter Gibson, spokesperson for Keep Britain Tidy), or that his (apparently left wing) beliefs are not shared by the majority of the inhabitants of the environments that he graffitis. This political purpose behind his vandalism is reminiscent of the Ad Jammers or subvertising movement, who deface corporate advertising to change the intended message and hijack the advert.

Banksy does, however, also do paid work for charities (e.g., Greenpeace) as well as demanding up to £25,000 for canvases. It has also been alleged and denied that Banksy has done work with corporations such as Puma. This has led to him being accused of being a sell-out and a careerist by other artists and activists.

Because of the shroud of secrecy surrounding his real identity and his subversive character; Banksy has achieved somewhat of a cult following from some of the younger age group within the stencilling community.

In 2004 the Space Hijackers gave out spoof vouchers outside a Banksy exhibition to highlight the artist's ironic use of anti-capitalist and protest imagery while doing work for corporations and art galleries. Another of Banksy's tricks involved hanging a piece of his own art in London's Tate Modern, and as of March 2005, the New York Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History. In May 2005 Bansky's version of primitive cave painting depicting a human figure hunting wildlife while pushing a shopping cart was found hanging in the British Museum.

On 4 August 2005, the BBC reported that Banksy had painted 9 images on the Palestinian side of the Israeli West Bank barrier, including an image of a ladder up and over the wall and an image of children digging a hole through the wall.

Banksy has also self-published several books that contain photos of his work in various countries as well as some of his canvas work and exhibitions, accompanied by his own subversive and often witty writings. His first book, published in black and white, is ‘Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall Followed by the Full Colour Existentialism’. In 2004 he published his third book, ‘Cut it Out’, and 2005 saw the publication by ‘Random House of Wall and Piece’.

Solo shows
2019

Banksy: Beyond the Wall, Taglialatella Galleries, New York
Banksy on Tour, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, Longford, Heathrow
2018
Banksy Prints Available, Robin Rile Fine Art
Banksy, Greatest Hits: 2002-2008, Lazinc, London
2017
asdf, Venice Biennale, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
2016
War, Capitalism & Liberty | Banksy From Private Collections, Andipa
Banksy – King of Urban Art @ Munich, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
Banksy Exhibition, Lionel Gallery
2013
Urban Art Classics, MUCA, Munich

Group shows
2019
Winter Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, London
Trick or Treat? Hang-Up's Halloween Picks, Hang-Up Gallery
Brandler Galleries - On The Road!, Brandler Galleries, London
Objet D'Art, EXTRAORDINARY OBJECTS
VIP Gallery at Timothy Oulton, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
Poster Perfect, Artsnap
Emerging artists : good invest, AYNAC Gallery, Paris
Pasturo, AYNAC Gallery
From Paris with love : BANKSY, OBEY, PASTURO and more, AYNAC Gallery
Street Art & Urban Art, Alpha 137 Gallery
Alpha 137/Artsy Prints & Exhibition Ephemera VIII, Alpha 137 Gallery
Get Out While You Can, Maddox Gallery, London
Collecting by Color: Yellow, Alpha 137 Gallery
Statement art that speaks volumes, Artsnap
Street Art Collection, Artsnap
Animals in Art, Alpha 137 Gallery
Hang-Up Collections Y19.03, Hang-Up Gallery, London
Collecting by Color: Green, Alpha 137 Gallery
Get Out While You Can, Maddox Gallery, Gstaad
Pax Brittanica, Alpha 137 Gallery
Made in Britain (Figurative), Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Artists Skates, Plates & Design Objects, Alpha 137 Gallery
Art at the Culloden Estate and Spa, Gormleys Fine Art, Holywood
Collecting by Color: Red, Alpha 137 Gallery
Summer Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, Gstaad
Summer Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, London
Summer Contemporary - Shepherd Market, Maddox Gallery, London
Banksy, Helmut Newton, and Tyler Shields Exhibit, Provocateur Gallery, Park City
#INYAFACE, Addicted Art Gallery
Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery
Contemporary Editions, Lougher Contemporary
Black and White Prints and Works on Paper, Alpha 137 Gallery
It's All Terribly British, Joseph Fine Art LONDON, London
BREXITADE, Hang-Up Gallery
The Rise of Urban Art, Lex Art Gallery, Kennedy Town
Hang-Up Collections Y19.02, Hang-Up Gallery, London
Brandler Galleries - On The Road, Brandler Galleries, London
Street Art Editions, Lougher Contemporary
CROSSOVER II, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
5ART: Street Art & Contemporary Editions, 5ART GALLERY, Los Angeles
Spring Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, London
Works for $2,500 & under, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Between The Lines, Maddox Gallery, Gstaad
Tea with Andy, Hang-Up Gallery, London
Love and Other Crimes, Maddox Gallery, London
Hang-Up Collections Y19.01, Hang-Up Gallery, London
Winter Contemporary, Maddox Street, Maddox Gallery, London
Winter Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, London
Winter Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, Los Angeles
Winter Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, London
2018
Christmas Exhibition and Carols, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
Staff Favorites II, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Fall Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, Los Angeles
NextStreet Gallery at Paris Art Elysées Art Fair, NextStreet Gallery, Paris
Modern British & Contemporary Art to Celebrate Frieze Week, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
REBEL!, Reem Gallery
CHILL LONDON 2018, Joseph Fine Art LONDON, London
Autumn Contemporary - Gstaad, Switzerland, Maddox Gallery, Gstaad
Crossover featuring Invader & Russell Young, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
Hang-Up Collections Autumn Edition, Hang-Up Gallery, London
Hang-Ten, Hang-Up Gallery, London
Summer Contemporary - Maddox Street, Mayfair, Maddox Gallery, London
The Director's Choice, Andipa, London
Contemporary & Modern Masters, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin
Spring Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, London
SPRING EXHIBITION - PART 1, Reuben Colley Fine Art, Birmingham
Art Central - Hong Kong, Maddox Gallery
TYPE, Hang-Up Gallery, London
Hang-Up Gallery Collections 2018, Hang-Up Gallery, London
2017
Art Basel & Art Miami 2017 Private Viewings, Fine Art Mia, Miami Beach
STREET ART: From Basquiat to Banksy, Artrust, Melano
Hang-Up Gallery Collections 2017, Hang-Up Gallery, London
MIX: Summer Group Show 2017, Rhodes, London
The Summer Exhibtion, Maddox Gallery, London
Contemporary Editions II, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
Legends, Graffik Gallery / Banksy Editions, London
La République De La Rue, Gallery Nosco
SmithDavidson Gallery at Art New York 2017, SmithDavidson Gallery
Pop & Urban Art with highlights of the work from Stik, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
Contemporary Editions, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin
2016
Festive Christmas Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, Hong Kong
MIX: Winter Group Show, Rhodes, London
Christmas Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
Frieze Collector's Preview, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
Mix: Summer Group Show, Rhodes, London
Contemporary Masterpieces Collection, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
BLOOM | Andipa Spring Collection 2016, Andipa, London
Kate Moss Exhibiton, Guy Hepner, New York
Urban Art Preview, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
Post-war/Contemporary Highlight, Untitled Projects
2015
Art Miami 2015, Fine Art Mia, Miami Beach
MIX Winter Group Show, Rhodes, London
Crossover, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
This Ain't Main St., Masters Projects, Brooklyn
Summer Edition, Imitate Modern
2014
Amazing Summer, MUCA, Munich
Grand Opening, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Fair booths
2019
Galerie Kronsbein at Highlights International Art Fair 2019, Galerie Kronsbein
Fairhead Fine Art Limited at British Art Fair 2019, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Oliver Clatworthy at British Art Fair 2019, Oliver Clatworthy
Tanya Baxter Contemporary at British Art Fair 2019, Tanya Baxter Contemporary
Geoffrey Diner Gallery at Masterpiece London 2019, Geoffrey Diner Gallery
Alpha 137 Gallery at Art New York 2019, Alpha 137 Gallery
Canvas Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, Canvas Gallery
Maddox Gallery at Art Central 2019, Maddox Gallery
Tanya Baxter Contemporary at Art Wynwood 2019, Tanya Baxter Contemporary
SmithDavidson Gallery at ZⓈONAMACO 2019, SmithDavidson Gallery
5ART GALLERY at LA Art Show 2019, 5ART GALLERY
Gormleys Fine Art at London Art Fair 2019, Gormleys Fine Art
David Benrimon Fine Art at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019, David Benrimon Fine Art
2018
Gallery Art at Red Dot Miami 2018, Gallery Art
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art at INK Miami 2018, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art at INK Miami 2018, Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
Maddox Gallery at Art Miami 2018, Maddox Gallery
David Benrimon Fine Art at Art Miami 2018, David Benrimon Fine Art
Vertu Fine Art at Art Miami 2018, Vertu Fine Art
SmithDavidson Gallery at Art Miami 2018, SmithDavidson Gallery
Tanya Baxter Contemporary at Guardian Fine Art Asia 2018, Tanya Baxter Contemporary
David Benrimon Fine Art at Market Art + Design 2018, David Benrimon Fine Art
Tanya Baxter Contemporary at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2018, Tanya Baxter Contemporary
Modus Art Gallery at Art Up! Lille 2018, NextStreet Gallery
End to End Gallery at Art Palm Beach 2018, End to End Gallery
Marcel Katz at Art Palm Beach 2018, Marcel Katz Art
Gormleys Fine Art at London Art Fair 2018, Gormleys Fine Art
2017
Maddox Gallery at Art Miami 2017, Maddox Gallery
Rhodes at Scope Miami Beach 2017, Rhodes
Tanya Baxter Contemporary at Fine Art Asia 2017, Tanya Baxter Contemporary
ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN at Contemporary Istanbul 2017, ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN
Tanya Baxter Contemporary at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2017, Tanya Baxter Contemporary
Galerie Kronsbein at art KARLSRUHE 2017, Galerie Kronsbein
Gormleys Fine Art at London Art Fair 2017, Gormleys Fine Art
2016
David Benrimon Fine Art at Art Miami 2016, David Benrimon Fine Art
Rhodes at SCOPE Miami Beach 2016, Rhodes
SmithDavidson Gallery at Art Miami 2016, SmithDavidson Gallery
Galerie Kronsbein at Art.Fair Cologne 2016, Galerie Kronsbein
Tanya Baxter Contemporary at Fine Art Asia 2016, Tanya Baxter Contemporary
David Benrimon Fine Art at Seattle Art Fair 2016, David Benrimon Fine Art
David Benrimon Fine Art at Art New York 2016, David Benrimon Fine Art
SmithDavidson Gallery at TEFAF Maastricht 2016, SmithDavidson Gallery
SmithDavidson Gallery at Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show 2016, SmithDavidson Gallery
Vertu Fine Art at Art Palm Beach 2016, Vertu Fine Art
2015
Rhodes at SCOPE Miami Beach 2015, Rhodes
Lazarides at Contemporary Istanbul 2015, Lazinc
Andipa Gallery at ArtInternational 2015, Andipa
Lionel Gallery at KunstRai 2015, Lionel Gallery
2014
Andipa Gallery at Contemporary Istanbul 2014, Andipa
Andipa Gallery at ArtInternational 2014, Andipa
Lazarides at Art14 London, Lazinc
2013
Andipa Gallery at Contemporary Istanbul 2013, Andipa

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