25 July 2013

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History of Banksy Graffiti Art [Infographic]

Street Artist Banksy is known for his Banksy wall and Banksy stencils styles. Banksy stencils is a method that he uses for some of his artwork, which is used to produce the cut design on the surface with a thin sheet of cardboard, plastic or metal with a pattern of letters cut out of it. Despite not calling himself an artist, Banksy has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, combined with Banksy stencils style. Due to the shroud of secrecy surrounding his real identity and his subversive character; Banksy has achieved somewhat of a cult following with his Banksy Art from some of the younger age group within the stencilling community. Banksy Prints are famous all over the world, especially Banksy Los Angeles artwork. There is always hope graffiti is perhaps the most famous graffiti Banksy, There is always hope is located in London, South Bank. Canvas version of this Banksy print was sold in 2007 for 37200$ at Sotheby's auction. [...]


Street Artist Banksy is known for his Banksy wall and Banksy stencils styles. Banksy stencils is a method that he uses for some of his artwork, which is used to produce the cut design on the surface with a thin sheet of cardboard, plastic or metal with a pattern of letters cut out of it.


Despite not calling himself an artist, Banksy has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, combined with Banksy stencils style. Due to the shroud of secrecy surrounding his real identity and his subversive character; Banksy has achieved somewhat of a cult following with his Banksy Art from some of the younger age group within the stencilling community. Banksy Prints are famous all over the world, especially Banksy Los Angeles artwork.

There is always hope graffiti is perhaps the most famous graffiti Banksy, There is always hope is located in London, South Bank. Canvas version of this Banksy print was sold in 2007 for 37200$ at Sotheby's auction.


Flying balloons Girl by Banksy is located on a stretch of the Palestinian side of Israeli West Bank Barrier. While Banksy was creating this graffiti art, guns were drawn on him. However despite of all of that, Banksy went to work to create this masterpiece,.


And again, another famous Banksy print - Girl searching Soldier this time of graffiti .. Palestine, Wall of West Bank in Bethlehem, 2007. Yes, yes, it is graffiti on the wall of security in the ancient city of Bethlehem. This barrier in the form of the wall was built by Israel and the United Nations considers this building illegal. This Banksy art was used  as a promotional piece for Banksy's exhibition  in Santa's Ghetto to help draw  a large audience. 


Banksy Rat appears in many of his graffiti. Banksy symbolizes rats in his graffiti as the only truly free animals in the city. Banksy also represents himself through rats, as rats are the night creatures as  Banksy is. Not only are Banksy and the rat both creatures of the night, they are also both looked down upon by polite society. 


Monkeys are another reacquiring theme in Banksy graffiti art.  One of his most iconic stencils features a downtrodden monkey wearing a sign that reads, Laugh now, but one day well be in charge.  A commentary on Man's feeling of superiority towards his simian cousins, or, conversely, the monkey's knowledge that it is the superior race, this stencil appears in many permutations. Other monkeys in Banksy art proclaim that "lying to the police is never wrong." While this expression is typical of human rebels, it also expresses the world from a monkey's point of view. If lying to the police will keep it out of a zoo or a science experiment, a monkey should always lie to the police. Banksy Media Monkey wears headphones, operates a camera and holds an old-style clapperboard. Is Banksy commenting on the mindless nature of modern film-making or the mindless nature of those who make films, including his own films? Or is he noting that monkeys may well make better movies than those that currently invade the theaters? 


Why does Banksy favor monkeys? Perhaps it is an expression of the imitative nature of man as expressed in the aphorism "Monkey see, monkey do." After all, art imitates life and life imitates art. Graffiti artists imitate one another, either as a tribute or to mock another's work. Perhaps Banksy enjoys monkeys simply because they look so much like, yet so much more comical than, their human counterparts.



Source: History of Banksy : Art off the canvas



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