|Real Name/Full Name||Banksy|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Banksy|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||28 July 1973|
|Age/How Old:||50 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 174lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
|School:||Bristol Cathedral School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Joy Millward|
|Profession:||England street Artist, Film Director, Political activist|
|Net Worth:||$60 million|
|Last Updated:||October 2023|
Graffiti is a form of virtual communication that is illegal and one uses permanent drawings or writings on unauthorized public space. Banksy is termed as one of the most famous graffiti artists of all time. He combines graffiti and dark humor which blends very well into art that’s worth attention. He also uses the to relay his comments regarding politics and social life.
Well, how well do you know about Banksy? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Banksy’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Banksy to date.
Biography and Early Life
Banksy might not be the artists exact name because identity is something that he keeps as secret. However, several organizations that tried to do a search on his identity noted that his name is believed to be Robin Gunningham. As he begun his graffiti career, he drew his motivation from admiring the works of Blek Le Rat. At the age of 18, he and his crew were nearly caught by police vandalizing public spaces.
Unfortunately, as his crew fled from the seen, Banksy went on to hide beneath a dustbin van with oil engine leaking all over him. While in that vicinity, he noticed stencil letters sprayed onto the truck and because he was looking for a more faster way of painting, he decided to venture into stencilling and make it his new graffiti style.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Banksy in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Banksy’s age is 50 years old as of today’s date 3rd October 2023 having been born on 28 July 1973. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 79kg in Kilograms.
Little is known of Banksy education because of his anonymity. Well at one point he admitted to have passed a lot of difficulties in his youthful time in school and after he was expelled he drifted to a life of petty crime which led to him being caught and spending sometime in jail.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
According to a research made by Sunday times, the name ‘Banksy’ was derived from Robin Banks. Another investigation was made by United Kingdom Daily mail and revealed that Banksy married Ms Joy Millward in January of 2006 in Las Vegas. Both of them are thought to have met in London in 2003 before Ms Millward began working for labour MP Austin Mitchell as a researcher. Some of the sources close to the couple revealed the lengths they went in order to avoid attention. Little is known if Banksy has children.
Is Banksy Gay?
Although not much is known about Banksy personal life and because he identified to have married one lady by the name Joy Millward, all I can conclude is that he is Straight.
In the year 1992- 1994, Banksy started as a freehand graffiti artist together with Kato and Tes. By the year 2000, he had turned to the art of stenciling because he realized that he took a shorter time in completing any of his art work. In 2003 Banksy painted animals in a show called “Turf War” in a warehouse.
Within that year, he went on producing subverted paintings e.g Monet’s Water Lily Pond, which was adapted to include urban detritus such as litter. It’s noted that in 2004 he produced around 1 million of £10 notes substituting the picture of Queens head with princess Diana’s head. He also changed the text “Bank of England” to “Banksy of England”. These notes have since been selling on eBay for about £200 each.
In 2006 an auction record was broken when two of his works were auctioned for a good fortune of £25000 and £50,400 respectively. There are many other pieces of his work that have drawn attention edgy themes and the boldness of their execution. One being the West Bank barrier between Israel and Palestine which received so much attention on media in 2005.
“The Banksy Effect” is a reference that a journalist called Max Foster used because of the rising prices of Banksy’s street Art. His worldwide fame has transformed artwork from acts of vandalism to sought after high pieces. Last but not least is that his art continue to take him all over the world. Other countries like United States, Canada, Israel, Jamaica, Italy, Australia and France have allowed Artwork to crop in and giving protection and reverence to it.
He won the award of the person of the year of 2014 in Webby’s awards. Others were: Toronto Film Critics Association award ( TFCA ) 2010, Washington DC Area Films Critics Association award ( WAFCA ) 2010, Indiewire Critics’ Poll ( ICP ) 2010, Film Independent Spirit Awards ( FISA ) 2011 and Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2011.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Banksy in 2023
As of 2023, Banksy’s net worth is estimated to be around $60 million. Graffiti Art is his main source of income. He also earns from directing films.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He published a book called “wall and piece” which contains his work, thoughts and ideas.
- He does not sell his artwork through commercial art galleries.
- In order to keep his identity secret, he didn’t collect his prize that he won. It was the greatest Art’s living Briton prize in 2007.
- In 2008 one of his artwork sold at an auction for a good fortune of $1.7 million.
- His artwork continuously rises in value year after year.
- He describes himself as a ‘quality vandal.’
Banksy is a strong character that identifies himself with the communities that are looked down upon by the high and mighty of the society. His charity work of giving out his resources to be used for research on eye diseases and restoring the sight of the blind is a commendable thing.