Banksy Canvas Art - Banksy Art and Reasons for Its Popularity

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Banksy’s graffiti is very different as it has combination of stenciling as well. But when observed carefully, it is Banksy’s unknown identity which boosted his popularity and created all the fuss.

Banksy Art - What is All The Fuss About?


Banksy and Banksy Art is a renowned name especially for those art lovers settled in Bristol and London. It would actually be shocking if people are not familiar with this famous street and graffiti artist. Banksy, who is one of the most respected artists of UK, began his career 20 years back in the 1980’s when there was aerosol boom in Bristol. During this time street artists and musicians joined hands on different projects as part of underground movement.

Graffiti is Banksy’s specialization. His work, which is funny, amusing and usually shocking, is used to decorate mansions of celebrities, displayed at art exhibitions and galleries, and they are also auctioned at a very high price.

This article will discuss Banksy Art and the reasons for its popularity. Banksy’s art is based on countless subjects but there is a strong emphasis on social issues and feelings such as anti war, anti-establishment, anti-authoritarian and atheism etc.

Banksy's Graffiti is very different as it has combination of stenciling as well. But when observed carefully, it is Banksy’s unknown identity which boosted his popularity and created all the fuss.
It has been more than two decades that he has been producing art, most of which is street art, but no one knows who Bansky is. How this man has remained anonymous and undercover is shocking as he is the most renowned street artist in the UK. These days Banksy Art is very popular.

Banksy is One of Those Artists That Either People Love or Hate


Banksy is one of those artists that either people love or hate. He is a hero to other graffiti and street artists, and his fans love and respect him. But for the government or authoritarian figures he might be the worst nightmare e.g. his work on Bristol Council was removed. But this removal made him gain more popularity among the public since the removal of art is considered to be a scandalous act.

Banksy’s now uses different mediums in his work including paintings, portraits, street art, original art etc. Recently he has released world’s first street art disaster movie in UK with the title “Exit through the Gift Shop”. This film has created even more curiosity that who is the mastermind behind all these great pieces of art.

This film is based on street art in which several street artists along with Banksy himself have acted, but again this anonymous being has managed to cleverly not show his face and distort his voice. The way he was able to maintain this anonymity throughout the film has created even further fuss and commotion. But no matter what, his skills and his work are to be praised by all means.

Click here "Banksy Art" to read history of Banksy Art.

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author avatar Denise O
28th Dec 2010 (#)

I am sorry but, this is new to me. I could understand if it was just spray painted words and such but, to me, this is art.
Why all the darn fuss. Leave it up. I like what I see.
Thank you for opening my eyes, to some good art.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Al0nz0
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

graffiti is art to you know! i dont see why people get so offended by it

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author avatar Denise O
28th Dec 2010 (#)

I am sorry but, this is new to me. I could understand if it was just spray painted words and such but, to me, this is art.
Why all the darn fuss. Leave it up. I like what I see.
Thank you for opening my eyes, to some good art.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Denise O
28th Dec 2010 (#)

I am sorry but, this is new to me. I could understand if it was just spray painted words and such but, to me, this is art.
Why all the darn fuss. Leave it up. I like what I see.
Thank you for opening my eyes, to some good art.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Denise O
28th Dec 2010 (#)

I am sorry but, this is new to me. I could understand if it was just spray painted words and such but, to me, this is art.
Why all the darn fuss. Leave it up. I like what I see.
Thank you for opening my eyes, to some good art.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar angelnjuly
28th Dec 2010 (#)

Amazing article... never heard of banksy, anyway. Thanks for the share~

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author avatar christopheranton
31st Dec 2010 (#)

Very clever marketing to retain his anonmity.
It may be "art", but it still is graffiti, and that is vandalism.
By celebrating Banksy people are giving the veneer of respectability to a criminal act.
They are encouraging the idiots who feel they are making an artistic statement every time they disfigure buildings
with their inane scrawls.
They are also making it more likely that "budding artists" will risk their lives,(and lose them sometimes also,) by spray painting trains. If "Banksy" tried to spray my wall I would take his picture,
and hand a copy in to the nearest police station. Then he could decorate the inside of one of Her Majesty's prisons.
There are plenty of high walls there.

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author avatar Naran
31st Dec 2010 (#)

Some new ideas thanx. let share more katrina. Happy New Year

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author avatar Highlander1
3rd Jan 2011 (#)

I love this art. Banksy has talent. A friend of mind from Campbeltown Scotland named Harry Swift does some art that reminds me of this.

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author avatar chalam
8th Feb 2011 (#)

I am also a painter.. I love Banksy.Thank you Katrina. Keep
sharing, sweet kid.

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author avatar D in The Darling
10th Feb 2011 (#)

It seems like this guy is a hell of an artist. A lot of articles about him are popping out everywhere. I liked reading this one. Keep it up.

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author avatar amberdextrous
3rd Oct 2011 (#)

Thank You for this introduction to Banksy's amazing work, Katrina.

Rather than calling it graffiti -or even "vandalism" and "criminal acts" -as christopheranton does in his comment above- it should be called "Street Art" or "Public Art".

Banksy does not "vandalise," but adds clever visual art to public spaces which are often run-down and unattractive. The man obviously has real talent, and it is no wonder his work is in such great demand. That he has chosen to share his gifts with the communities in which he lives should be celebrated.

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author avatar Katrina
3rd Oct 2011 (#)

amberdextrous, Thank you so much for visiting my article and leaving such a great comment. You also seems to be a big fan of Banksy like me. Its true that it should be called street art. Banksy is the best street artist.

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author avatar chrysolite
3rd Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you for this great article, Katrina! I've never heard of Banksy either, but he sure is a very good artist! Will investigate further!

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