Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.His satirical street art and epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris. Banksy says that he was inspired by “3D”, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack. Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls and self-built physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy’s first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as “the world’s first street art disaster movie”, made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010. In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film. In 2014, he was awarded Person of the Year at the 2014 Webby Awards.
King Robbo ( John Robertson ) was born October 23 1969 was an English underground graffiti artist who came into global recognition after a feud with the artist Banksy became the subject of a Channel 4 television documentary called Graffiti Wars in 2011. In 1985 King Robbo painted a graffiti work under the London Transport Police Headquarters on a wall beside Regent’s Canal in Camden, London which was only accessible by water. A large full color graffiti piece, called “Robbo Incorporated”, it had over the years become the oldest piece of graffiti in London. Over time, virtually all of his works had been gradually removed from London’s trains and walls by authorities, except for this piece. On 2 April 2011 King Robbo sustained a life-threatening head injury 5 days prior to his exhibition at the Signal Gallery, Shoreditch: ‘Team Robbo – The Sell Out Tour’. It is believed the injury happened as a result of an accidental fall. King Robbo ( John Robertson ) never emerged from the coma, and died July 31st 2014 at age 44. He is survived by a son and two daughters.
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