Welcome to the SmartModernArt Banksy canvas art
collection. Contemporary and cool Banksy canvas prints of excellent quality all
individually handmade and at great prices. Please browse our range and click on the images that
you like for further framing information and details of the various sizes and
is Banksy? There has been much speculation regarding the identity of this man
(there's speculation about a lot of things on the internet), but who really
knows? Previous articles have suggested that his name is Robert or Robin Banks,
recent articles have suggested that his real identity is perhaps Robin
Gunningham. There have even been photos claiming to be of the man himself,
however the people in these photos are usually different to each
other and after bursting onto the scene and gaining notoriety in 2003 and the
subsequent years under the microscope we still don't know his face and the
speculation regarding his real name continues.
Is it Robert or Robin Banks, maybe his real name
IS Robin Gunningham. The
truth is that Banksy's real identity is a closely guarded secret known only to a
handful of trusted friends. There have been
many who claim to know his true identity but nothing has been proven
definitively to date.
How he has managed to remain anonymous for so
long is anyone's guess. His canvas, stencil and graffiti artwork has been seen by millions around the world a
lot of it in public places. Yet we still don't know for certain who he is. Quite an
achievement in itself. However when you bear in mind the fact that much of his graffiti work is
considered vandalism by some (even calling for his prosecution on several
occasions) its not surprising that his anonymity is an essential and closely
One thing that is widely excepted is that he was
born in Bristol around 1974 and got into graffiti art sometime in the early 90s.
Not a lot of information considering that the man has released books and even a
movie! Perhaps we will never know his true identity and until we do the
speculation and investigation continues.
Enough about the man what about his canvas art. Banksy
has a distinctive stencilling technique and his art often has an
anti-establishment, anti-war, anti-capitalist and pro freedom message. Combine
this with his keen sense of humour and his ability to make you think about
politics and serious social issues and you have, arguably, the most famous
anonymous artist of all time.
will his work show up next? Who knows? Maybe in my city, I hope so.