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Transcript of Banksy
Identity is unknown
Most suggested names could be Robert Banks or Robin Gunningham
Photos showed that Banksy is most likely Gunningham
Banksy's art started in Bristol
Gunningham was born in Bristol in 1971
Gunningham moved to London in 2000
Banky's art started to appear in London around that time
Evolution of Art Style
would get caught because he was too slow
didn't finish piece in one sitting
made work quick and easy
able to layer colours
Banksy deals with present day issues
His artwork is displayed in a variety of continentes:
By: Charmaine AVI4M1
Impact on Contemporary Art
“Exit through the Gift Shop"
Banksy in Jamaica
Art that has been stolen
Art that has been preserved
Artwork in Museums
“Exit Through the Gift Shop"
Banksy's artwork became popular due to:
Artwork in Museums
"Barely Legal" stunt with the elephant
Celebrities buying his products
Iconic style, seen in many places
"Girl with Diamond"
Displays these issues through use of:
Street art becoming more popular
Street art becoming more acceptable
London: Tate Britain
Paris: The Louve
New York City: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
American Museum of Natural History
Bristol: Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
“Elephant in the Room"
Real life Elephant
Painted with nontoxic paint to match the wallpaper
Banksy had proper documentation to display elephant
Elephant symbolizes issues that we tend to overlook:
Found in "Barely Legal" Banksy's first exhibit in La
There's an elephant in the room, but we ignore it and try to make it fit into our environment
shows obvious problem in a complex way
Banksy is an unknown but famous street artist
His main message revolves around the government, conformity, race, and poverty
He changed the outlook of graffiti to street art
A film about many street artists
Originally, Thierry Guetta wanted to film a documentary on Banksy, but Banksy said that he was more interesting
Give insight into the world of street art