Artist of the Week: Banksy!

Artist of the Week: Banksy!

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PopUp Painting’s artist of the week is Banksy!

Banksy is a ‘Bristolian’ artist, political activist, film director, and painter.

The graffiti artist is famed for his satirical street artworks which he creates using stencils. His works combine dark humour with political and social commentary. Many local councils in the UK protect them with a perspex covering and his works have been known to fetch hundreds of thousands at auction.

As well as creating graffiti, the artist also undertakes guerilla style projects, from putting up his paintings in various museums around the world, to creating fake bank notes with Princess Diana’s image on them.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter feed this week for more info about Banksy and his work. But in the meantime here are some of our favourite Banksy works:

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