Around The World In 16 Banksy Street Art Locations
If you stopped someone on the street and asked them to name you 5 popular artists of the 21st century, you’d struggle for many answers.
However, there is almost certainly one who will be known by many millions around the world, and that’s, of course, Banksy.
Who is Banksy?
The mysterious, British satirical street artist has said that he/she would never reveal their true identity which has lead to years of speculation. This article from the Telegraph is a classic example of the speculation.
Banksy has created many brilliant pieces of art in recent years, all of which either being an observation of today’s society or a satirical statement on the state of the politics of capitalism of a particular country.
While being based in England, Banksy is truly a globe-trotting artist. However, because of the subject of all of Banksy’s work, and the fact that it is often graffiti, it doesn’t hang around long.
In fact, there is a great list you can read here which compiles all of the Banksy pieces which have been damaged or destroyed.
All of this means that it is often hard to go and visit his works of art in person because many of them are removed.
The infographic is titled ‘Around The World In 16 Banksy Street At Locations’ and it covers some of the artist’s greatest works as well as some you may not have seen before.
For example, it presents the famous London piece which shows a young girl with a heart shaped balloon just out of reach. The words, “There is always hope” are written nearby.
Maybe less known is a piece on a wall in Toronto Canada. It depicts as businessman carrying a briefcase. The man has a sign around his neck which reads, “0% interest in people”.
To see these and much more from around the world, take a look at the infographic for yourself below.
Around The World In 16 Banksy Street Art Locations – An infographic by the team at Citybase Apartments