Speculation about the identity of Banksy has continued for years, with names such as Robin Gunningham coming up as possible matches
The elusive identity of famous graffiti artist Banksy has reportedly been exposed BBC The interview hints at the real personality of a man named Robbie Banks behind the iconic street art.
The revelation, shared on November 20, 2023, adds a new layer to the long-standing mystery surrounding Banksy’s true identity.
This interview, taken during Banksy’s Turf War exhibition in East London in 2003, captures the moment when the artist is asked by the interviewer if they can use his name, and he simply replies, ” Yes.” When further inquired about his name, Robert Banks, Banksy clarified, “It’s Robbie.” Despite the interview being from 2003, BBC Only after 20 years did it decide to release the full interview.
Speculation about the identity of Banksy has continued for years, with names such as Robin Gunningham coming up as possible matches. Gunningham was embroiled in a defamation legal case against Banksy and Pest Control Ltd.
In 2008 a photograph also surfaced of a man in Jamaica, claimed to be Robin Gunningham, but Banksy denied any connection to the image.
This revelation sheds light on a long-standing mystery, challenging previous speculations that involved individuals such as Robert Del Naja, a graffiti artist and member of The Wild Bunch, or even Art Attack star Neil Buchanan. Was suggested.
Buchanan strongly denied the rumors when they surfaced in 2020, insisting that he is not Banksy. Another name in the mix is French artist Mister Brainwash, whose work has been compared to Banksy, although he has neither confirmed nor denied any connection with the mysterious artist.
As Banksy’s real name has been confirmed through a revealing interview, the art world has been left to reconsider the various theories that have shrouded the artist’s identity for years. long suppressed BBC Interview, available now BBC “The Banksy Story”, which provides viewers with a glimpse of Banksy’s thoughts on the anti-authoritarian nature of his work.