Why the art world won’t tell you who Banksy is

Banksy is in the news this week after he unveiled his latest artwork in North London. You may have seen it – it was green paint sprayed on a wall behind a tree to give the appearance of leaves, with a person holding a sprayer next to it.

But what is perhaps most interesting about Banksy is that he has remained anonymous throughout his career. So how has he done it?

On today’s episode, we interview Professor Alison Young from the University of Melbourne, who has researched graffiti and street art extensively, to understand the world’s obsession with Banksy.

Hosts: Billi FitzSimons and Zara Seidler
Guest: Professor Alison Young, University of Melbourne
Audio producer: Joe Kiely

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