The identity of the famous Banksy is still unknown. Some claim that he's born in Yate near Briston in 1974 and that he started his career making street art with the Bristol-group, Bristol DryBreadZ Crew.
The French graffiti artist Blek le Rat is he's inspiration source who is known from his stencil-art in the area of Paris from 1981.
Banksy’s works are often related to politics with messages about society, war and capitalism. He is very interested in the Great Britain’s politics especially politics within the increased surveillance and the police power.
Banksy doesn't sall his own artwork due to he believe it's greedily and undemocratic to hold auctions. In fact, he doesn’t even show up when he gets awarded in public or when he hold he’s exhibitions. He communicates through books, articles, and his website.
Even though journalists have tried to reveal Banksy’s true identity with images of him, his identity has never been confirmed.
Banksy’s street art has been met with criticism from the authorities who claims it for being vandalism. Although, some of his works has not been removed because of the interest and popularity among the population.
In February 2015, Banksy did his street art interventions in the war-zone of Gaza. “I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website, but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.” He wrote.
In 2013, Banksy did a monthly project in New York City called “Better Out Than In”, where he did an artwork in the streets of New York once a day. He did his first one in China Town the 1st of October, depicting two young boys reaching toward a sign that says “graffiti is a crime”.
Take a look at his 2013 work in the streets of New York: