Banksy's brilliantly witty and audacious works

Street life: a selection of works by Britain's most celebrated - and elusive - guerilla artist
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Banksy, Maid Sweeping

1 / 18 Banksy, Maid Sweeping

Banksy, Banky's tag

2 / 18 Banksy, Banky's tag

Banksy, Big gold frame

3 / 18 Banksy, Big gold frame

Banksy, Keep Britain Tidy

4 / 18 Banksy, Keep Britain Tidy

Banksy, Park(ing)

5 / 18 Banksy, Park(ing)

Banksy, I remember when all this was trees

6 / 18 Banksy, I remember when all this was trees

Banksy, Forgive us our trespassing

7 / 18 Banksy, Forgive us our trespassing

Banksy, Monkey parliament

8 / 18 Banksy, Monkey parliament

Banksy, No future

9 / 18 Banksy, No future

Banksy, Pram

10 / 18 Banksy, Pram

Bannksy, Peace and love

11 / 18 Bannksy, Peace and love

Banksy, Follow your dreams

12 / 18 Banksy, Follow your dreams

Banksy, Napalm

13 / 18 Banksy, Napalm

Banksy, Flower chucker

14 / 18 Banksy, Flower chucker

Banksy, Artists

15 / 18 Banksy, Artists

Banksy, Girl with balloons on the Israeli West Bank barrier and  Anti-climb paint

16 / 18 Banksy, Girl with balloons on the Israeli West Bank barrier and Anti-climb paint

Banksy, Clash

17 / 18 Banksy, Clash

Banksy, Girl and red balloon

18 / 18 Banksy, Girl and red balloon


Since arriving on the Bristol underground art scene over twenty years ago, Banksy - whose real identity remains a mystery - has been behind some of the most audacious and witty 'guerilla' art around the globe. As well as his distinctive graffiti, which has appeared all over London and Bristol and, most famously, on the West Bank Barrier wall in Israel, his stunts include incorporating his own artworks into the collections of major museums and featuring a live 'elephant in the room' at his 2006 Los Angeles exhibition, Barely Legal

2010 has seen the artist widening his oeuvre, with Exit Through the Giftshopa 'documentary' on street art which premiered in a pop-up cinema in an underpass near Waterloo station in March, and the conception of a special set of opening credits for The Simpsons (the first time an artist had been invited to recreate the prime-time show's trademark scenes) which aired in the US and UK in October.


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