Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend

The man, the myth, the legend. Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour. Such art shows the political and social issues on the streets, walls and bridges, cities around the world. Many people think that his works look just fine and make a brighter place called "Earth". [23 Shots]

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Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
01. Graffiti art is seen on a wall, in Camden in London December 22, 2009. British media have attributed the new work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
02. A man walks past a recently added anti-war graffiti art by British artist Banksy on Parliament Square, in Westminster in London February 28, 2006. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
03. A customer looks at a new print by underground artist Banksy, entitled Flag as he queues outside Santa's Ghetto gallery, in central London December 18, 2006. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
04. A woman walks past a drawing, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Mission District of San Francisco, California May 4, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
05. A woman walks past some graffiti art on a building in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol, southwest England, September 9, 2009. Authorities in the home city of British urban artist Banksy plan to become the first to allow a regular public vote on whether popular works of street graffiti should stay or be removed. The move by Bristol council in the west of England follows a sell-out Banksy exhibition in the city that attracted 300,000 visitors and boosted the local economy by an estimated 10 million pounds ($17 million). Photo taken September 9, 2009. To match Reuters Life! BRITAIN-GRAFFITI/ REUTERS/Phil Noble

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
06. Detail of artwork in a tunnel near Waterloo Station in London, June 23, 2008. A disused tunnel in south London was turned into a giant public exhibition space by Bristol graffiti artist Banksy last month and now features murals and other work by numerous leading graffiti artists. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
07. Graffiti art is seen on a building in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol, southwest England, September 9, 2009. Authorities in the home city of British urban artist Banksy plan to become the first to allow a regular public vote on whether popular works of street graffiti should stay or be removed. The move by Bristol council in the west of England follows a sell-out Banksy exhibition in the city that attracted 300,000 visitors and boosted the local economy by an estimated 10 million pounds ($17 million). Photo taken September 9, 2009. To match Reuters Life! BRITAIN-GRAFFITI/ REUTERS/Phil Noble

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
08. Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent's Canal, in Camden in London December 22, 2009. British media have attributed the new work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
09. A piece of artwork by the artist Banksy is shown on the back of the Egyptian Theatre during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22, 2010. The gathering, backed by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute for film, is the premiere U.S. event for movies made outside Hollywood's major studios. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
10. Artwork by the artist Banksy is shown on a wall during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22, 2010. The gathering, backed by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute for film, is the premiere U.S. event for movies made outside Hollywood's major studios. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
11. A skier looks over a piece of art by the artist Banksy on a wall during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22, 2010. The gathering, backed by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute for film, is the premiere U.S. event for movies made outside Hollywood's major studios. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
12. Detail of artwork in a tunnel near Waterloo Station in London, June 23, 2008. A disused tunnel in south London was turned into a giant public exhibition space by Bristol graffiti artist Banksy last month and now features murals and other work by numerous leading graffiti artists. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
13. A Palestinian boy walks past a drawing by British graffiti artist Banksy near the Kalandia checkpoint in the West Bank. A Palestinian boy walks past a drawing by British graffiti artist Banksy, along part of the controversial Israeli barrier near the Kalandia checkpoint in the West Bank August 10, 2005. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
14. Street graffiti by elusive graffiti artist Banksy is seen on a wall, next to a CCTV camera, in central London November 25, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
15. Cartoon images of policemen with wings and smiley faces hang in the Turf War exhibition by grafitti artist 'Banksy' in London's East End,
July 17, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
16. A live cow painted with the name of grafitti artist Banksy is seen during his Turf War exhibition in London, July 17, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
17. A member of the Palestinian security forces stands guard in front of a mural by graffiti artist Banksy during U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to the West Bank town of Bethlehem January 10, 2008. Bush travelled to the West Bank on Thursday, passing powerful symbols of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- Jewish settlements and Israel's barrier in the occupied territory. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
18. A traffic bollard bearing a Rat photographer tag signature by British graffiti artist Banksy is seen on a pavement during a photocall in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 5, 2008. The bollard, which carries a newly established certificate of authentication for Banksy's Street Pieces, is valued at over 40,000 pounds ($70,756) and will be auctioned in London on September 27. REUTERS/David Moir

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
19. Policemen look at a mural by graffiti artist Banksy painted on the wall of a tunnel near Waterloo Station in London, June 23, 2008. A disused road tunnel in south London was turned into a giant public exhibition space by Bristol graffiti artist Banksy last month and now features murals and other work by numerous leading graffiti artists. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
20. A man walks past artwork in a tunnel near Waterloo Station in London, June 23, 2008. A disused tunnel in south London was turned into a giant public exhibition space by Bristol graffiti artist Banksy last month and now features murals and other work by numerous leading graffiti artists. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
21. Graffiti art is seen on a building in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol, southwest England, September 9, 2009. Authorities in the home city of British urban artist Banksy plan to become the first to allow a regular public vote on whether popular works of street graffiti should stay or be removed. The move by Bristol council in the west of England follows a sell-out Banksy exhibition in the city that attracted 300,000 visitors and boosted the local economy by an estimated 10 million pounds ($17 million). Photo taken September 9, 2009. To match Reuters Life! BRITAIN-GRAFFITI/ REUTERS/Phil Noble

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
22. A pedestrian passes graffiti art on a wall in north London, September 24, 2009. British media have attributed the new work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Banksy -The man, the myth, the legend
23. A wall painting of a young girl with a stick of dynamite in her ice cream is seen on display at the Turf War exhibition by grafitti artist 'Banksy' in London's East End, July 17, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

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