Who Is Banksy? Has The Mask Been Taken Off

Who is Banksy? This is a question not many can answer. According to Wikipedia,Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity.bankksy

Their satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique.

But has Banksy’s cover been blown?

British DJ Goldie might just have spoiled one of modern art’s biggest mysteries: The identity of street artist Banksy.

In a podcast discussing the commodification of graffiti, the musician referred to the incognito icon as “Robert,” appearing to confirm popular speculation that the man behind the art is Goldie’s close friend and Massive Attack band member, Robert Del Naja.
Del Naja, one of the founding members of the trip hop group, is himself an acclaimed graffiti artist, one whom Banksy has claimed to take inspiration from in the past.
The clandestine nature of Banksy is in stark contrast to the global acclaim of the graffiti artist’s street work.
Based in London, Banksy boasts a worldwide portfolio, featuring murals infused with provocative politics.

Banksy has left his street art all over the world but mainly in the UK, and his latest work is an Brexit-inspired piece that has been erected in Dover.

The bold design follows a controversial ‘Walled off’ hotel that Banksy opened in Bethlehem earlier this year.

After his apparent huge blooper, Goldie switched the subject to more safe ground and focused on jazz music.

Goldie’s past reputation as a street artist — who previously locked horns with the Massive Attack performer in a street art battle in the 1980s, could well add more fuel to the intense speculation.

Rumours have long swirled about the true identity of the street artist Banksy.

The first stab at his identity classed Banksy as Robin Gunningham, a former public schoolboy from Bristol.

The artist’s agent refused to confirm or deny that it was him.