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Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Banksy says that he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of the English musical group Massive Attack.

Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls and self-built physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder.
Source: Wikipedia
  1. What is Banksy’s real name?

  2. Banksy is a…

  3. What was the Bristol underground scene?

  4. Where does Banksy display his works?

  5. How does Banksy sell his artwork?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Who is your favorite artist? Why?

  2. What is your opinion of Banksy's work?

  3. Why do you think that Banksy chooses not to reveal his identity?

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      • a person who conducts auctions by accepting bids and declaring goods sold
      • a person or organization making a formal offer for something, especially at an auction
      • a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way
      • writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place
      • a thin sheet of cardboard, plastic, or metal with a pattern or letters cut out of it, used to produce the cut design on the surface below by the application of ink or paint through the holes
      • a person who deliberately destroys or damages public or private property


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