The illusive king of street art, Banksy is best known for his iconic stencils, often communicating poignant political statements.
Banksy originals crop up on walls across UK towns and cities, particularly London, Brighton, Liverpool and of course the artist’s hometown of Bristol. Last year the artist put Weston-super-Mare on the map after it became home to Dismaland, an installation by the artist in the form of the world’s first ‘bemusement’ park.
Banksy’s work continues to sell at auction for well above its estimated value – and because he hasn’t released a commercial print since 2009, resale value of his work continues to rise. This has given way to many copycats and wannabe-Banksy investors should be absolutely sure of what they are buying.
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