Street art giant Banksy has managed to put the spotlight on street art, bringing it to the forefront of popular culture through his controversial stencil work. From the streets of Bristol to the West Bank Barrier between Israel and Gaza, Banksy’s work has both provoked outrage as well breed abiding adoration. Banksy started rousing attention when his trademark guerrilla stencil works cropped up all over East London. His notorious imagery often sends out an anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment message that is always accompanied by a clever wit.
Recently there has been much controversy stirring in the media around the identity of this street art enigma. Up until now Banksy had managed to maintain his anonymity; however his mounting fame and popularity has caused much mystery and intrigue and the sheer infatuation with finding the man behind the spray can is a clear indication of the level of fame and success Banksy has elevated to.