There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge. – Banksy
The world of street art is filled with awe-inspiring talent, but few artists have managed to captivate audiences like the enigmatic Banksy. This mysterious figure, known for his distinctive stencil-based artwork and biting social commentary, has left his mark on urban landscapes across the globe. As elusive as he is influential, Banksy’s thought-provoking pieces continue to spark conversation and challenge societal norms.
In this blog post, we’ve compiled 14 fantastic photos of Banksy’s street art, paired with some of his most memorable quotes, offering a unique glimpse into the mind of this street art legend. Join us as we explore the world of Banksy, and discover why his artistry continues to resonate with people from all walks of life.
Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for. – Banksy
Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it. – Banksy
You’re mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid.
You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation
at high speed with total clarity. – Banksy
Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place. – Banksy
People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine. – Banksy
I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me. – Banksy
My main problem with cops is that they do what they’re told. They say ‘Sorry mate, I’m just doing my job’ all the fucking time. – Banksy
Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else. – Banksy
If you want to say something and have people listen then you have to
wear a mask. If you want to be honest then you have to live a lie. – Banksy
Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.
And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss. – Banksy
A wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with. – Banksy
A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves. – Banksy
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages. – Banksy
As you enjoy these incredible works of art, we invite you to share your own street art experiences with our vibrant community.
Take a moment to post photos of the street art you’ve encountered in your local area to our Facebook group, Your Local Street Art Utopia.
Not only will you help us celebrate the power of street art, but you’ll also inspire others to discover and appreciate this fantastic form of expression. So, don’t hesitate – join the conversation and showcase the street art that makes your city unique!
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