His identity remains unknown, but his work is prolific, and now for the first time, he is putting together the best of his work old and new in a fully illustrated colour volume.
Banksy, real name unknown, was born in Bristol.
The collected works of Britains most wanted artist.
Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except maybe when its squatting in the Tate or New Yorks Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cities throughout the world.
Witty and subversive, his stencils show monkeys with weapons of mass destruction, policeman with smiley faces, rats with drills and umbrellas. His statements, incitements, ironies and epigrams are by turns intelligent and cheeky comments on everything from the monarchy and capitalism to the war in Iraq and farm animals.