World-famous yet a mystery, Banksy is the Bristol-born and still anonymous graffiti artist and painter known for challenging the boundaries of the art world and whose work has been causing a stir and making headlines for years. The Mystery of Banksy - A Genius Mind is an exhibition that covers all the elements of the Banksy icon, telling the story of the artist's masterpiece and challenging the viewer to use art as a means of influence. The exhibition is unprecedented in its kind with more than 150 presentations of works by the acclaimed street artist.
Graffiti, photographs, sculptures, video installations and prints on various materials such as canvas, fabric, aluminium, Forex and Plexiglas have been reproduced especially for this special exhibition. The Mystery of Banksy - A Genius Mind provides visitors with a comprehensive overview and insight into the entire oeuvre of the brilliant and exceptional artist in an elaborate and unique setting. In line with Banksy's motto "Copyright is for losers ©TM", this tribute and the works displayed therein are not authorised by the artist due to his anonymous status.
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Who is Banksy?
When it comes to street art, he is unique: Banksy, probably the most famous and probably the most mysterious graffiti artist in the world. The British man, who is estimated to be between 45 and 50 years old, has successfully kept his identity a secret throughout the years. His work, on the other hand, is conquering not only the streets internationally but also the auction houses, and with great success: he is currently considered one of the most expensive contemporary artists!
Banksy is undoubtedly the undisputed king of street art, a genius and star artist who touches people and speaks to their souls with his sometimes ironic, sometimes political, but always poetic works. When the city of Bristol voted in 2009 to remove Banksy's work from the city, 97% voted against it. A clear vote for his art. Banksy is a star far beyond the confines of the art market. Back in 2010, Time Magazine put him on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world, alongside the likes of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga.
There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place.
Remember it's always easier to get forgiveness than permission.
Nothing is black and white.
Any fame is a by-product of making something that means something.
Copyright is for losers ©TM