Whether you love, hate, or admire him, there is no denying that the anonymous street artist known as Banksy is one of the most influential artists in the world today. However, his success is as much due to his art as it is to the clever way in which he has manipulated the media over the past 15 years or so.
Nonetheless, Banksy has made an indelible mark on the world, and regardless of his artistic talent (or the lack thereof), there is almost nothing known about the artist(s) known as Banksy. In this list, we present you with some more things about Banksy that you may, or may not have known about Banksy, street artist extraordinaire.
Is Banksy Robert Gunningham?
It seems highly improbable that a single person could have hidden his identity from the world for so long as Banksy has done, so whoever he/she, or they are, the British newspaper the Daily Mail, was determined to settle the matter, once and for all.
To this end, the publication launched a full scale investigation into the Banksy affair, and the upshot was- nothing. All that emerged from the investigation was a picture of a man in Jamaica working with paint stencils, who the newspaper identified as Robert Gunningham, a Bristol-born man who is said to have attended the Bristol Cathedral Choir School as a boy.
The report also states that the tuition fee in this school is £9 200+ per year, but how this links the man in the picture to Banksy the street artist, is however not explained. Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Banksy