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-'''Banksy''' is a [[pseudo]]-[[anonymous]] [[England|English]] [[British artist]], possibly named '''Robert Banks'''. It is believed that Banksy is a native of [[Yate]] (near [[Bristol]], but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and basic personal and biographical details+In August 2005, the U.K. graffiti artist [[Banksy]] painted nine images on the Palestinian side of the [[Israeli West Bank barrier]]. He describes the barrier as "the ultimate activity holiday destination for [[graffiti]] writers", and returned in December 2007 with new images for "Santa's ghetto" in Bethlehem.
-However, according to Tristan Manco, Banksy ''"was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier engineer, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s."'' His artworks are often [[satirical]] pieces of art which encompass topics from politics, culture, and ethics. His [[street art]], which combines graffiti with a distinctive [[stencil]]ling technique, has appeared in [[London]] and in cities around the world.+One of the best-known works is the balloon girl.
 +== See also ==
-== Banksy vs Hopper and Banksy vs Monet ==+*[[Banksy_in_Palestine ]][http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Banksy_in_Palestine ]
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-He has moved on to producing [[Subversion (politics)|subvert]]ed paintings; one example is [[Monet]]'s ''Water Lily Pond'', adapted to include urban detritus such as litter and a [[shopping trolley]] floating in its reflective waters, another is [[Edward Hopper]]'s ''[[Nighthawks]]'', redrawn to show that the characters are looking at an English football hooligan dressed only in his [[Union Flag]] underpants, who has just thrown an object through the glass window of the cafe. These oil paintings were exhibited at a twelve day exhibition in Westbourne Grove, London in 2005.+
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-== See also ==+
-* [[Situationism]]+
-*''[[Exit Through the Gift Shop]]''+
-*[[Banksy_in_Palestine ]]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Banksy_in_Palestine +
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In August 2005, the U.K. graffiti artist Banksy painted nine images on the Palestinian side of the Israeli West Bank barrier. He describes the barrier as "the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers", and returned in December 2007 with new images for "Santa's ghetto" in Bethlehem.

One of the best-known works is the balloon girl.

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  • Banksy_in_Palestine [1]




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