Despite having a very secretive identity which makes him somehow unique to his followers, Banksy remains as one of the most influential graffiti artists of today’s generation. Aside from his famous Banksy prints which can be purchased at any authenticated art shop in the world, majority of his masterpieces are murals depicting his opinion on certain current events and social issues. To begin with, Banksy is an England-based artist who uses a dark sense of humour to go along with his use of a masterfully-practiced stencilling technique. While you can see most of his works in galleries especially on canvases or, all over the Internet, most of Banksy’s murals are scattered in places that can easily attract the attention of the public such as walls, side of the roads, bridges and even self-built props. And despite the tremendous amount of criticism that Banksy is receiving due to his own form of graffiti art, his works of art remain one of the providers of food especially for refugees worldwide.
Just last March of this year, art lovers, especially the fans of Banksy and his art works, had the chance purchase some of the Banksy prints– all signed and authenticated by the artist himself, at a sale. Each of the said masterpieces had an individual value of 15,000 Euros. Aside from the sale which aimed to provide food to the refugee kitchens in war-stricken areas in Syria, there was an action which aimed to make around 100,000 Euros which would be used to help build a shelter for women in one of the refugee camps. The charity sale and auction would give organizers the funds they would need in transporting raw materials to the camps. The said raw materials would then be used by the refugees themselves to cook food for themselves. In addition to this, the funds that was raised during the charity sale and auction of some of Banksy’s works would also be used for the refugees to help them run a mobile kitchen which has been providing readily-cooked meals. In fact, the charity have been able to provide more than a million meals to refugees since first setting it up back in 2015.