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Birth Name: Banksy

Even though not much was known of the mysterious artist who used the pseudonym Banksy, he reportedly revealed in several interviews that he was born in the mid-1970s and grew up in a small town in Southern England. He first became inspired by street art with the work of an artist named 3D, who had lived in New York and brought the spray-painting trend to the streets of Bristol. 3D went on to form the music group Massive Attack, but not without inspiring countless others to try their hand at street art. Banksy's fascination with the medium exponentially increased through his adolescent years. He joined a graffiti crew in the early-1990s and became a part of the Bristol underground scene, a co... Continue Bio >>


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