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Banksy artworks have mysteriously appeared for over two decades now. Starting out painting walls in Bristol Banksy quickly developed his own unique stencil style creating images at first in the UK before taking his techniques further afield to Los Angeles, New York and Austria. Hugely ambitious shows such as Turf War in the UK and Barely Legal in Los Angeles bypassed the conventional gallery system and pulled in thousands of visitors. This trend has only continued with further groundbreaking exhibitions always presented with something of a twist – Crude Oils with its subverted oil paintings in a room full of live rats, Dismaland which created the very first Bemusement Park in a disused Lido, Gross Domestic Product Store – his shop that never opened – in Croydon, South London with its subversive homewares range and his seminal take over of an entire institution in the Banksy vs Bristol Museum show.
Much has been talked about Banksy’s desire to keep his identity secret. The simple fact is that the more you look the more confused you will become – and why look any way? After over 20 years in the shadows its clear Banksy doesn’t want his face splashed all over the tabloids and that’s something worth respecting in the age of a celebrity obsessed culture. Plus, what he does is at times, well, criminal damage.
Over these pages you can fond some of the many photos I’ve taken of Banksy’s work since he first hit London but if you always want the latest, conformed pieces then follow Banksy’s Instagram.
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