25 awesome street graffiti by the one and only Banksy

From being a teenage tagger, see the awesome works of art of quasi-anonymous English graffiti artist, Banksy.

Starting out as a butcher (for real!), Banksy became greatly involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 80’s, where he was born. Most of his artworks are often satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture and ethics. His art style and messages have, ironically, been wholeheartedly embraced by the very type of people he mocks.

According to the piece written about him in Wikipedia, he does not sell photos of his street graffiti. But art auctioneers have been known to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal to the winning bidder.

On his book, “Wall and Piece,” Banksy explains that when he first started doing graffiti, he was always too slow so he ends up being caught or never finishes his work. To resolve this, he’s devised a series of intricate stencils to minimise time and overlapping of the colour.

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1. Washing

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Photo Credit: banksy

2. Stream Roller Warden

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Photo Credit: banksy

3. Maid in London 

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Photo Credit: canonsnapper

4. Worthless

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Photo Credit: banksy

5. Guantanamo

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Photo Credit: banksy

6. Secured

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Photo Credit: Trois Tetes (TT) 

7. Zorro

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Photo Credit: banksy

8. Barcode Escape

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Photo Credit: banksy

9. Peaches

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Photo Credit: banksy

10. Boy and Umbrella

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Photo Credit: Karen Apricot New Orleans

11. Abraham Lincoln

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Photo Credit: banksy

12. Banksy Fridge Kite

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Photo Credit: Infrogmation

13. Boy on a Lifebuoy

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Photo Credit: lacraig819 

14. Looters

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Photo Credit: Infrogmation

15. Dove

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Photo Credit: hazy jenius

16. Snowman

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Photo Credit: banksy

17. Cowboy Kid

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18. Girl Sliding

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Photo Credit: unusualimage 

19. No Ball Games

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Photo Credit: banksy

20. Simpsons

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Photo Credit: the lonely villein

21. Chairs

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Photo Credit: banksy

22. Gap in the Wall

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Photo Credit: jamestraceur

23. Baby Bath

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Photo Credit: banksy

24. Hunters

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25. Tank

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Photo Credit: banksy