Username British graffiti artist. The artist's personality is shrouded in mystery, and his identity has not been established for the time of its activity. Rumor has it that the real name is Robert or Robin Banks.
The first mention Banksy start somewhere in 1990. He was fond of graffiti and was conventional wall - righter. Figures started becoming a large-scale and social. The police took seriously the calculation of his personality. In 2006, in one of the music stores disks with Paris Hilton album quietly been replaced by disks with tracks in which his friend was drawings Banksy.
Thanks to his style and hot topics that are addressed in the works, the artist has quickly gained popularity in England, and then throughout the world. But while remaining anonymous.
In 2010, Banksy took part in the Berlin Film Festival with his film "Exit Through the Gift Shop." About the director, a lover who is trying to show the public the world of underground. On the red carpet artist appeared incognito. In 2011, the film was nominated for "Oscar" in the category "Best Documentary".
In January 2011, interest in the personality Banksy has grown considerably. The Internet rumor that eBay was put up for sale an unusual lot. A piece of paper on which was written the name of the real Banksy. The seller claimed that he revealed the identity of the artist comparing the sales data of his work and tax records. The starting price of the lot was $ 3,000. Approximately 40 bets auction rose to 999 999 $. But the lot was removed. It was proposed that the lot put Banksy himself or someone from his accomplices.
In June, one of the works of Banksy called "slave labor" was sold for the amount of more than 250 000 euros.
In October 2013 in New York Banksy organized the exhibition. Every day on the streets, you could find his job or installation. In the autumn of 2014 there were rumors that Banksy finally calculated and detained under vandalism.
The most expensive work of Banksy was sold by auction for 1.9 million dollars. October 12, 2013 Banksy made a "secret" sale of his works near the Central Park in New York. Passers-by can quite freely buy any painting Banksy just $ 60. Passers-by simply unaware that these works - originals, and the real price of each canvas is not less than 30 thous. $. In just one day, "secret" trade Banksy sold to three customers eight of his paintings.
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