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One of the most appreciated graffiti artists worldwide is the Brittish pseudo-anonymous Bansky, possibly named Robert Banks.

Starting off as a butcher, Bansky became preoccupied with this urban art form during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s. Most of Bansky’s works combine graffiti writing with a distinctive stencilling technique and have a strong satirical character, tackling politics, ethics and culture. His works have appeared in London but also in various cities across the world.

When discussion his technique, Banksy commented “I use whatever it takes. Sometimes that just means drawing a moustache on a girl’s face on some billboard, sometimes that means sweating for days over an intricate drawing. Efficiency is the key”.

You are likely to found humorous drawings occasionally combined with slogans in his creations, with strong messages against war, capitalism, establishment. The stars in the art of the graffiti artists are monkeys and rats, policemen, soldiers, children and the elderly.