Banksy’s Real Identity?

Blogon January 18th, 2011No Comments

Anonymous and amazing street artist Banksy, probably best known for the film Exit Through the Gift Shop and his disturbing introduction to The Simpsons, came into the news recently when an eBay seller tried to auction off his identity for almost a million dollars. The bidding was taken down today, which probably means it was a hoax, but it stirred up a lot of commentary among fans.

The Onion had a hilarious article outing grandmother Rose Biggin as the real Banksy.

“Those drawings? Oh, yes, those are mine,” said the diminutive octogenarian, who admitted to scaling buildings and climbing fences in order to put up life-sized stenciled images that satirize modern society’s mores and its inherent political power structures. “It sure does help to pass the time.”


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