Banksy is an English-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director whose real identity is unknown. His satirical street art and subversive 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, an English musical group.
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Urban Art Preview- Feb 18–Apr 7, 2016 Elaborate Banksy exhibition- Jun 20–Jul 30, 2015 Welcome to Dismal Land
By Rory Mulholland, Paris1:31PM GMT 22 Jan 2016 A mural of Steve Jobs by the street artist Banksy on a wall in the Calais “Jungle,” aimed at highlighting Europe’s refugee crisis, has been defaced. Vandals smashed the protective glass case placed on the work by local authorities hoping to preserve it, and scrawled graffiti over the image of the Apple founder, who was the son of Syrian migrants, carrying a computer and a bag with his belongings over his shoulder. The stencil image appeared on a wall at an entrance to the squalid migrant camp, which is home to thousands of migrants hoping to make it to Britain on the back of a lorry, in December. Earlier this month someone added the words 'London Calling' in giant letters over the top of the image, using the figure of Steve Jobs, as ever dressed in his black turtle neck jumper, as the letter 'I'. A migrant at one point set up a tent beside the artwork and tried to charge people five euros (£3.60) to view it.