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Who is BANKSY?

He is an unknown artist hailing from England. His work consists mainly of stenciled grafitti pieces
however, he also produces prints and sells those through agents to protect his anonimity. In addition
to grafitti and prints, he has done installation pieces that have garnered a lot of attention, but overall
he is most well known for his grafitti pieces. These pieces are often political in nature, taking aim at
governments and society, with pieces such as "One Nation Under CCTV" (it was simply the title written
next to a CCTV camera) which protested the constant use of CCTV in the U.K. and then was painted over
by the local government. Along with this, he has also traveled outside the U.K. to places such as the U.S. and Israel,
where he painted on the border walls that divide Israel from the West Bank with scenes such as
kids peering through a hole in the wall that showed a tropical paradise on the other side.
Much of his grafitti has either been removed from walls in order to be sold, painted over by local governments,
or defaced by other grafitti artists, driving up the value of his work.

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