Graffiti Artist + Political Activist and Painter + Whose Identity Is Unconfirmed
Born 1970
Age 45
Hometown Banksy#2011
Net Worth $20 Million

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work was born of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.… Read More

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  • Banksy Buyer Turns $60 Art Purchase Into $215,000
    NPR - Jul 04, 2014
  • A Parodist Who Calls Himself Hanksy
    NYTimes - Feb 14, 2014
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    Huffington Post - Feb 12, 2014
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    Going Dutch: Amsterdam Fashion Week Turns 10 And Looks To The Future
    Huffington Post - Feb 03, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Banksy.


1970 Birth Born in 1970.
1974 4 Years Old Banksy's work was born of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco and the book Home Sweet Home, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. … Read More


1990 20 Years Old Banksy began as a freehand graffiti artist in 1990–1994 as one of Bristol's DryBreadZ Crew (DBZ), with Kato and Tes. … Read More


2000 - 2002 3 More Events
2003 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, at an exhibition called Turf War, held in a warehouse, Banksy painted on animals. … Read More
2004 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2004, Banksy produced a quantity of spoof British £10 notes substituting the picture of the Queen's head with Diana, Princess of Wales's head and changing the text "Bank of England" to "Banksy of England." … Read More
2005 35 Years Old In August 2005, Banksy, on a trip to the Palestinian territories, created nine images on the Israeli West Bank wall.
2006 36 Years Old Banksy held an exhibition called Barely Legal, billed as a "three day vandalised warehouse extravaganza" in Los Angeles, on the weekend of 16 September 2006. … Read More
On 21 February 2007, Sotheby's auction house in London auctioned three works, reaching the highest ever price for a Banksy work at auction: over £102,000 for his Bombing Middle England. … Read More
However, as of 18 January 2008, Banksy's Manifesto has been substituted with Graffiti Heroes No.03 that describes Peter Chappell's graffiti quest of the 1970s that worked to free George Davis of his imprisonment. … Read More
In May 2009, Banksy parted company with agent Steve Lazarides and announced that Pest Control, the handling service who act on his behalf, would be the only point of sale for new works.


Banksy's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie," made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. … Read More
In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film.
2012 42 Years Old In May 2012 his Parachuting Rat, painted in Melbourne in the late 1990s, was accidentally destroyed by plumbers installing new pipes. … Read More
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