Banksy is an artist who is known for artwork that strays from conventional lines and often features controversial social and political content. Banksy began as an underground graffiti artist whose shenanigans soon went viral. No one truly knows the identity of the artist, and who he is remains a well-kept secret. There have been times when it was rumored that Banksy was in the room, but no one knows for certain. One of these times was when a painting of his sold for $1.4 million at SothebyÕs, and it was partially shredded as a prank. Even though it is not likely that you will meet Banksy at the exhibition, his works speak for themselves and stand as a poignant statement at society. Magic City Innovation Studios is a beautiful venue with 20,000 square feet of display space. This exhibition features 80 of his works. Be sure to grab your The Art of Banksy Exhibition tickets at StubHub.
Unconventional and Outspoken
Banksy is perhaps one of the most elusive and mysterious artists of the 21st century. It is not exactly known which early graffiti works can be definitively attributed to him, but artwork mimicking his unique style began showing up in London around 1990. By 2006, his works began showing up at SothebyÕs auction house and bringing upwards of £100,000. BanksyÕs creations can only be obtained from his agents, who will never reveal his true identity. Banksy was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for his documentary film, Exit Through the Gift Shop. There was speculation that Banksy would show up in disguise. No one knows if he did because his film did not win. BanksyÕs signature art has appeared in many places around the world, including Gaza and Los Angeles. Of course, no one would ever find an actual physical signature on them.Back to Top