Acclaimed British graffiti artist Banksy is the world’s most sought-after and talked about street artists. Combining dark humour with the distinctive stencilling technique he reportedly appropriated from the serial number stencilled on the garbage truck he hid under to avoid being arrested for vandalism; Banksy’s artistic works of political and social commentary have appeared on city walls throughout the world – from London to New York, Jamaica to the Gaza Strip.

Banksy is not just known for his high profile murals though, he has been releasing prints for the last 17 or so years at least. Prints are typically released in various formats, including; signed, unsigned and artist proofs. However, as is the way with the elusive street artist, only a very select number of people know exactly what he creates and how many he releases. Some releases, for example, are only made available to VIPs, those collectors and friends of Banksy who are part of the much-coveted inner-circle. However, it is true to say, that his limited edition silkscreen prints grow in popularity with each passing year.

A question on everyone’s lips is who is Banksy? In fact, this has been asked since Banksy first started to appear on the street art scene over twenty years ago. The answer is, we don’t know. Speculation is rife as to the identity, and thus the real name, of this most elusive urban artist.

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