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Banksy uses the cloak of anonymity like a super power to be both almost universally known and yet unidentified at the same time. It’s a tough trick to carry off as since he started out in Bristol in the 90’s his real persona has remained stubbornly difficult to verify despite repeated attempts to reveal it. Sure you can look him up on the Internet but the more you read the harder it is to be sure about anything. There are so many theories and so much speculation you’ll end up back where you started in no time and be no clearer. He himself has displayed no desire to be recognised on the street through both a desire to remain an elusive figure and because what he does is often straight up criminal damage. If you’re looking for information on who he actually is this site is not for you.
Over the years he has gone from an artist whose work would be blasted off the walls by the local council to one whose work is actively preserved and promoted by the very same organisations. Off the street he has moved on from flogging 40 quid prints to his work re-selling with six or even seven figure price tags. He’s produced several books, a film and held multiple major shows both here in the UK and overseas. Over these pages you can see more of his work but at the moment it’s only a fraction of the content from the old and original artofthestate website.
Banksy Locations Map Click here for a map of Banksy locations updated with the status of all pieces still visible in London.
Banksy News Click here for the latest blog posts from Art of the State on Banksy
Banksy Books Click here for a round up of the many books both official and unofficial about Banksy
Banksy Shows Click here for look at some of the the past shows he’s put on
Banksy Official links Click here for a list of official places you can find out more about the artists work
Banksy FAQ Click here for responses to commonly asked questions about Banksy and his work