Banksy is a popular name in England who is known as a graffiti artist. He has also involved himself in politics as well as the movies. He has been the movie director for some of the movies and acted as a political activist as well. He is best known for the street art where he represents his thoughts about politics and social perspectives through paintings.
His real name as well as the birthplace is unavailable. But also, he has become successful through the social commentary. He has been honored from many awards as well. He has professionally started his career from 1990. His works at that period drew so much attention to the people. By the help of his friend and photographer, Steve Lazarides, he became able to sell his works as well. His arts and paintings are unique from other artists as they always symbolize relatively important matters in the present.
He made his first exhibition of his works in 2002 in Los Angeles. The exhibition was a grand success back then. Some of his paintings such as “Monet’s Water Lily Pond”, “Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks” and “Union Flag” create the sensation to the people who visited the exhibition. His arts such as “Charles Manson in a prison suit” and “Naked Man image” have been popular in the cities. He has also made himself presented in The Cans Festival of 2008. His arts were praised in that festival as well.
There has always been a debate about whether Banksy is a man or a woman. There has never been any information about him or her till now. Many believe that it is the group of seven or eight artists as well. Lately, there has been news that Banksy has been arrested and his real name is Paul Horner. Though it has not been rectified, we cannot be sure of this fact. But Paul has told the media about the suspense about his identity, as the graffiti work is illegal and determined as a crime.
Because of his unknown identity, there is no clue about his of her married life, tall, wife, children, divorce, girlfriends as well as dating. We cannot say about his sexuality and know whether he is a gay or not. There are no pictures available in the media as well from which one can determine how he or she looks like. Though there is no evidence about his net worth, it has been estimated to be $2 million, which has also made him one of the richest artists of the world. Despite of the fact that we do not know about his ethnicity, media is certain about his nationality and that is English as from his colleagues it has been proved that he has studied in Bristol Catholic School.
If you are also his fan, you can follow him in twitter and Instagram. He is very much popular in these social networking sites. Because of his artworks, he has won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award and Independent Spirit Award. He has also published some of the books. You can search his books in the web as well. His prints and feature films can also be found in YouTube. He has gained height of success from his artworks. Though there is no picture of him in the net, you can find his biography in Wikipedia.