URBAN SPOTLIGHT – BANKSY

His art has appeared in cities around the world. Nobody knows his real name, or even his true background, but many know his work and admire his creations. “Banksy” is a legend in his own right. His street art typically combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stenciling technique and his artworks are often-satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist and/or anti-establishment. Subjects include animals such as monkeys and rats, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly. Asked about his technique, Banksy said “I use whatever it takes. Sometimes that just means drawing a mustache on a girl's face on some billboard, sometimes that means sweating for days over an intricate drawing. Efficiency is the key” Banksy Website

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