The identity of the renowned graffiti artist Banksy has long been shrouded in mystery, with many speculating Bristol’s Robin Gunningham as the face behind the name. Recent legal confrontations, including a defamation case, threaten to unveil this identity. However, a deeper dive reveals that Banksy isn’t a single individual anymore but has evolved into a collective of various artists producing under the Banksy brand, backed by a dedicated team handling legalities and authentication.
- Banksy’s anonymity, often linked to Robin Gunningham, could be at risk due to an upcoming defamation case regarding an unauthorized use of his imagery.
- While once an individual, Banksy is now a collective of artists who collaborate on major works, such as Dismaland and the Walled Off Hotel.
- Speculations suggest various renowned artists, like John D’oh and Robert Del Naja, could be part of this collective.
- Beyond the art, Banksy has a dedicated authentication service called Pest Control to ensure the genuineness of artworks associated with the Banksy name.
- The emphasis on maintaining the Banksy brand, both in art creation and legal protection, challenges the conventional image of the lone, rebellious street artist.