Despite being vastly criticized for majority of his art works, mostly painted murals on city walls and bridges, Banksy, the only name the world knows of him as of the moment, remains as one of the most popular and most influential artists that this generation has. For starters, he is known as an artist who specializes in sharing his thoughts and opinions via the use of art. He is a graffiti artist in England which combine a rare combination of using a darker-than-the-usual sense of humour and, the difficult-to master stencilling technique. He is also a film director, having been nominated for various film directing initiatives and was awarded as the “Person of the Year” during the prestigious Webby Awards back in 2014. As mentioned, Banksy is known for sharing his thoughts and opinions on important matters in the society by depicting them through murals and through Banksy prints which can now be purchased from authenticated art store or, through various art auctions around the world.
If you are a certified, avid supporter of Banksy and you support the principles that he has been depicting through his works of art including his Banksy prints, you don’t have to go far just to see his masterpieces especially if you are residing in London and nearby areas. Just last December 1, 2016, Banksy launched another permanent exhibit space, this time it’s called the “Banksy Prints” Gallery which is located inside South Bank Hotel in London. As the name states it, the gallery features of the artist’s latest masterpieces- mostly printed on some nice layer of canvas which make the products durable and last a lifetime. Aside from the works of art of Banksy, the said gallery also features some of the photographs of Steve Lazarides who is known as the supremo of the art of spray-painting since the early 90’s. In addition to this, Mr. Lazarides, like Banksy, has been one of the known champions in the art of graffiti for the longest period of time. You can now buy some of the art works made both by Banksy and Lazarides especially if you are fond of graffiti art in general.