Whether plastering cities with his trademark parachuting rat, painting imagined openings in the West Bank barrier in Israel, or stenciling “We’re bored of fish” above a penguins’ zoo enclosure, Banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity.

 

Most often using spray paint and stencils, Banksy has crafted a signature, immediately identifiable graphic style. A medium through which he critically examines contemporary issues of consumerism, political authority, terrorism, and the status of art and its display.