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Banksy Made Me Rich: The Miracle of Creative Effort

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Banksy, an anonymous guerrilla street artist whose work first began surfacing in the early 2000′s throughout the artist’s native country of England, has established quite a distinguished name for himself in the international art community. His works, which are generally composed of stencil pieces that are fleshed out into almost-living images by means of illegally-placed spray paint, blur the lines between art, graffiti, and social commentary, the marriage of which has led to Banksy’s tremendous fame and notoriety in the realms of both art and popular culture. His original pieces are valued at nearly unthinkable prices; any wall upon which his work appears is generally torn down and auctioned off for more money than its owner could ever have imagined his or her lot might come to fetch for its property value alone. Many of his designs sell for amounts that extend well into the millions, with both Banksy’s artistic talents and the infrequency of their mysterious appearances feed

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