Anonymous street artist Banksys real identity almost sold on eBay for 1MM

first_imgThere’s not a lot of people who manage to remain truly anonymous for very long, but British born street artist Banksy is one of the few people out there this side of Batman and The Residents to pull it off.Who is Banksy? He’s a subversive street artist whose 2010 film Exit Through The Gift Shop was billed as the “world’s first street art disaster movie.” It’s excellent, so you should check it out, but in the meantime, you can see some of Banksy’s more accessible work in this Simpsons intro he did from October.Despite all of Banksy’s success, he has managed to keep his identity a secret up until now, but that may all soon be at an end, as an anonymous eBay seller tries to unmask him on the popular auction site.“I have uncovered [Banksy’s] identity by matching up the prices of his sold pieces to corresponding tax records,” the seller stated on the auction page. “I will reveal no more details… I give you 100 percent assurance that it is most certainly the full name of the street artist known as ‘Banksy.’”Bidding on Banksy’s identity started at $3,000 but quickly ballooned to a million dollars before the auction was pulled for unstated reasons probably involving Banksy’s legal team. Maybe for a million bucks, though, Banksy ought to consider selling his name himself.Read more at Gearloglast_img

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