Who is Banksy?
The world's most talked about artist

Written by - MyArtbroker
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As one of the most elusive figures on the contemporary art scene, Banksy continues to be the subject of speculation around his identity, background and net worth. Here we take a deep dive into what is known about the street artist and try and answer some of the burning questions that follow his every move.

Q: How does Banksy make money?

Masterpiece, painted in 1962, embodied Lichtenstein’s most recognisable techniques: Benday dots, cultural references, expressive female faces, and speech bubbles that indicate the viewer has been dropped right into the middle of the action. The female companion’s encouragement – “Why Brad darling, this painting is a masterpiece! My, soon you’ll have all of New York clamoring for your work!” – has been interpreted as Lichtenstein’s own ambitions for his art.

In 2017, billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen purchased Masterpiece for $165 million in a private sale, making it one of the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold at the time billionaire hedge-fund manager.

Q: How does Banksy make money?

Masterpiece, painted in 1962, embodied Lichtenstein’s most recognisable techniques: Benday dots, cultural references, expressive female faces, and speech bubbles that indicate the viewer has been dropped right into the middle of the action. The female companion’s encouragement – “Why Brad darling, this painting is a masterpiece! My, soon you’ll have all of New York clamoring for your work!” – has been interpreted as Lichtenstein’s own ambitions for his art.

In 2017, billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen purchased Masterpiece for $165 million in a private sale, making it one of the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold at the time billionaire hedge-fund manager.

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Q: How does Banksy make money?

Masterpiece, painted in 1962, embodied Lichtenstein’s most recognisable techniques: Benday dots, cultural references, expressive female faces, and speech bubbles that indicate the viewer has been dropped right into the middle of the action. The female companion’s encouragement – “Why Brad darling, this painting is a masterpiece! My, soon you’ll have all of New York clamoring for your work!” – has been interpreted as Lichtenstein’s own ambitions for his art.

In 2017, billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen purchased Masterpiece for $165 million in a private sale, making it one of the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold at the time billionaire hedge-fund manager.

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