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Banksy’s 10 Most Amazing Works Of Art!

September 7, 2019


Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and film director of unverified identity, and this is his 10 most amazing works of art! Number 10. Stonehenge. At the 2007 Glastonbury Music Festival Banksy made of Stonehenge replica comprised of port a loos or as we call them in the United States porta-potties. The piece was immediately frowned upon because people felt it mocked the ancient ruins. According to the Guardian Banksy had this to say about the art installation, “a lot of monuments are a bit rubbish, but this really is a pile of crap.” Banksy’s “toilet-henge” and was later taged and vandalized by visitors. A small-scale recreation of this work appeared a few years later during an exhibition at the Bristol Museum. Number 9. Cardinal Sin. In December of 2011, Banksy unveiled the new sculpture titled “Cardinal Sin” at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery. This work appears to be a replica of an eighteenth-century stone bust priest with a pixelated face, and is meant to be a commentary on the sexual abuse scandals that have been popping up in the Catholic Church. Banksy was quoted commenting on this piece, “at this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity- the lies, the corruption, the abuse.” Number 8. Di Faced Tenor. In 2004, Banksy printed 1 million pounds of altered bills that he dropped into a crowd at the Notting Hill Carnival, and later that year at the Reading Festival On the altered bills he substituted the Queen’s face for Princess Diana’s and he added “Banksy of England” across the top of the bill. When Banksy did this it led to the altered bills being misused as payment in London. Most of Banksy’s works can be authenticated by his authorized company, Pest Control, with these being the exception. Since these bills are illegal fake currency Pest Control keeps its distance from any authenticating. Number 7. You Have Beautiful Eyes. In march of 2005, Banksy hung his own work up illegally in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The work of choice was “You Have Beautiful Eye.” A simple portrait depicting a woman sporting a gas mask. That same day Banksy also placed works in New York’s MOMA, and the American Museum of Natural History. Banksy told Reuters at the time, “My sister inspired me to do it. She was throwing away loads of my pictures one day and I asked her why. She said it’s not like they’re gonna be hanging in the Louvre.” Number 6. Sirens of the Lambs. In 2013, during Banksy’s “Better Out Than In” New York residency, Banksy made this strange mobile installation called the “Sirens of the Lambs.” This work of art features a slaughterhouse truck lined with squealing stuffed animals and it was spotted driving through downtown Brooklyn, the Meatpacking District, Williamsburg, and other neighboring parts of the city. All the stuffed animals heads turn and they each had their own signature squeal. Two or three banksy associates had to sit in the back of the truck to operate the stuffed animals. At the peak of the sound level, someone inside the truck would bang against something repeatedly as if to quiet the animals. Number 5. Guantanamo Bay. In 2006 Banksy shutdown Disneyland following a stunt where he placed a life-size replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee inside the fence of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at the California theme park. Thierry Guetta, also known as Mr Brainwash, went along to document the stunt. After the piece had been up for about an hour and a half various parts of the park shutdown. Banksy was able to escape authorities by changing his clothes in a bathroom, but Thierry, who has seen filming and taking photos, was taken into custody by park officials for numerous hours. Banksy was impressed by Thierry’s ability to get rid of and hide evidence will also remain quiet during questioning. The entire piece went viral a short time later, and it can even be seen in the documentary “Exit Through The Gift Shop.” Number 4. Central Park Stall Sale. In October of 2013, Banksy set up a stall outside of Central Park in New York where he commissioned an elderly gentleman to sell some of his original works of art. This stunt was part of Banksy’s “Better Out Than In” residency in New York. At the stall the asking price was only sixty dollars for pieces that could bring in up six figures at auction. Many people passed up on the opportunity assuming that the canvases were knockoffs and by the end of the day the stall had only made $420. The first sale didn’t take place for over four hours, and one woman even negotiated the price down to $60 for two of the smaller pieces. A man from Chicago made out the best by purchasing four of the original Banksy pieces explaining to the salesman that he was “just looking for something for his walls. Number 3. Paris Hilton’s Reworked Album Cover. During the first week of Paris Hilton’s album release, Banksy pranked the singer by replacing some of her cds with an alternate version he made featuring remixes by himself and Danger Mouse. The tracklist featured satire songs such as “Why am i famous?” “What have I done?” and “What am I for?” Banksy also changed the CD booklet to display pictures of the singer topless or pictures where she had a dog’s head. What made the prank works so well is the fact that he left the barcode, allowing the fakes to be sold. Hundreds of CDs were altered in cities such as Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Glasgow, and of course London. Number 2. Vandalized Phone Booth. In 2006 this bent and broken British Telecommunications phone booth with a protruding pickaxe appeared in an alley in Soho London. Banksy has used telephone boxes in his work before, but this piece sparked a passionate debate between Londoners. Some thought it was simply a case of vandalism while others thought it was a piece of artistic visual commentary. The “Vandalized Phone Booth” was auctioned on February 14, 2008 by Sotherby’s in New York and fetched $550,000. Almost doubling the highest estimated price. Number 1. Elephant In A Room. In September of 2006, Banksy’s three-day “Barely Legal Exhibition” in Los Angeles opened with a bang. The event was marketed as a “three-day vandalized warehouse extravaganza.” At this exhibition Banksy unveiled Tai, a 37-year old elephant who was painted pink and gold to match the wallpaper in the exhibit. Tai’s fresh coat came courtesy of a very large amount of non-toxic children’s face paint. According to the exhibits leaflets a simple message read, “there’s an elephant in the room. There’s a problem we never talk about.” The problem banksy attempted to get across was world hunger. The Department of Animal Services issued a permit for the elephant to appear at the exhibit, but the “Elephant In A Room” piece lasted only two of the three days due to complaints from animal rights activists. So for the final day of the exhibit Tai was washed by order of the Department of Animal Services. That concludes Banksy’s 10 Most Amazing Works of Art! If you enjoyed this video make sure you subscribe to my channel, Waddle’s World, and check out some of my other great top list videos!

100 Comments

  • Reply crud nation October 30, 2018 at 9:48 am

    People giving him too much attention.should have just ignored the prick

  • Reply Diss.is.miy.shiteu November 2, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Reading festival 😂

  • Reply Alvin F November 3, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Banksy isn’t one person but a community- maybe

  • Reply rene meyer November 3, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Reuters , you fool, not rooters!!!

  • Reply eddy November 3, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    fuck bansky long live robo

  • Reply 905 click November 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Team Robbo

  • Reply connor unterreiner November 5, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Seeing that elephant would probably be a very surreal experience.🐘

  • Reply Jessie Snider November 6, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Sorry…don't call that art…poop boxes…

  • Reply NightDreams November 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Ninja style!

  • Reply Nathan Hynes November 8, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Banksy x supreme would be amazing

  • Reply Myer Werl November 8, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I always thought thta modern art is rubbish. But judging from the arts that Banksy produce, its not easy to do at all. You could spend 10 years trying to do what he do and still to no good.

  • Reply Freddy Locke November 11, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Where did he get an elephant?

  • Reply BLAzE 6 November 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Bansky copied Blek Le Rat

  • Reply Buxton wild November 25, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I remember working a night shift near bishops gate and I asked a bloke for a light I could smell the paint and the next day saw the fresh piece of work he had his hood up and was sheepish and quick to disappear , put it together the next day

  • Reply Shelbi Marie November 27, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks banksy isn’t one person but maybe a group….

  • Reply GoldenGamer December 3, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    My right ear is jealous of my left ear now. lol

  • Reply London Dada December 14, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Maybe the second most amazing thing is an image of Banksy himself. People are always wondering who he is / what he looks like.. when it's already known – not well known you understand, the media like to retain his anonymity; after all the sense of mystique sells big copy.
    But if anyone's actually interested in seeing Banksy aka Robin Gunningham unmasked for real…. copy paste & search; London Dada Banksy Unmasked for Real

  • Reply MonsterCat 2025 December 23, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Next time turn the music lower and talk louder

  • Reply Bazza Boy December 23, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    R.I.P
    KING ROBBO
    https://youtu.be/ulOiB3xEkzM

  • Reply Love muss B December 28, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Can’t stand banksy,to political ,attention seeker ,not that good an artist

  • Reply Blind Truth January 16, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Off to view one of his works in a few minutes 😀

  • Reply Bry January 16, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Burmingg-ham. Glazgauew!

  • Reply SPOOK DeVILLE January 19, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Banksy for president!

  • Reply rm 01 January 20, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Team Robbo for life

  • Reply Jason Liosatos Outside The Box January 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    My interview on my show with Banksy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCu0zdcNGTg&t=1897s

  • Reply Terry Beardmore January 23, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Toilet Henge wasn't defaced or vandalised at Glastonbury, he put up a sign and offered free spray paint to add your own tags. The "vandalism" was part of the piece.

    Also "MoMA" not Mo-Ma or museum of modern art? That's the first time I've heard it pronounced like that.

  • Reply Gaz Roberts January 27, 2019 at 8:38 am

    He sounds like a Left-wing nut.

  • Reply pykkervots January 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    'Banksys' name is Michael Shurman and he admits that many of 'his' works are frauds. He had no part in the self-shredding painting for example. He is even beginning to fear for his life such is the scale of the size of the 'Banksy Industry' and the international money changing hands. Jason Liosatos channel has got a frank and honest interview with him

  • Reply Nodrodsky January 28, 2019 at 4:34 am

    He is right.It is crap..

  • Reply Red Celt Stone Sculpture January 28, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Its all a gallery scam, banksy stands simply for making money not a single person

  • Reply Greg Tremblay January 30, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I have been schooled with quality. Thanks!

  • Reply Wayne Power February 3, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Its a con all bullshit.big rip off not real art world is a scam they can find binlardon but not some artist fools gold

  • Reply Levi K February 3, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    How did he get the porta-potty’s not only there, but on top of each other with out anyone noticing

  • Reply Scarlett Hyde February 4, 2019 at 10:07 am

    500th comment

  • Reply 4 & 20 Black Birds February 6, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Formulic, dull and predictable layout with nothing but contrived statements target for the billionaire art collector of the stupid.

  • Reply mircotto78 February 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    GREAT *

  • Reply Renzo February 11, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Composed of porta-loos……. Not comprised of!

    Sotheby’s. Not Southerby’s !

  • Reply Tim Woods February 15, 2019 at 8:38 am

    I'm gonna drive around with stuffed animals in the back of a truck to make a big political statement about the meat industry but then I'm gonna stuff a live elephant in a tiny room and paint it! Fucking losers

  • Reply Tim Woods February 15, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Banksy is fake arse shit created by many people making money off anything political that will attract losers who think it's a bit naughty. Gay shit!!

  • Reply Brooke B February 19, 2019 at 5:33 am

    he hasnt been sued for all the fraud and fake money printed ?

  • Reply Jack and the pals February 20, 2019 at 10:02 am

    There is no such thing as Banksy it's just propaganda made up off the media it is different people all around the world doing this art exhibitions and stupid people who have got that much money they don't know what to do with it buy paintings and things often worth thousands and millions of pounds plus if nobody knows who Banksy is how the hell do they know if it's a genuine art of Banksy

  • Reply Jackson man March 3, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Look out for a new artist called Jackman he's brilliant better than banksy my profile picture is one of his charles manson ready to fight with horns

  • Reply Mick Cozad March 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Always disturbing background music. That is so annoying.

  • Reply Silver’sPeak March 10, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Glascow you mean glaz-go

  • Reply Amir Uddin March 11, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Banksy ain't no artist using others work and on top of that stencils #TEAM ROBBIE#

  • Reply F April 6, 2019 at 6:48 am

    TEAMROBBO

  • Reply En Tierra De Nadie April 7, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Hamparte

  • Reply Billy K April 17, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Fuck Banksy

  • Reply Nunoya bidness April 18, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Man…I didn't realize Banksy was such a douchebag.

  • Reply Abu Abdullah April 19, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Fuck banksy, I'm a supporter of Robbo

  • Reply Polly April 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    can assure u in the foreign world of britain we do in fact call it a port a potty, not a port a loo

  • Reply A_ե_0_M_ C_A_ե April 25, 2019 at 12:21 am

    listen,i get it that banksy dont bite no shit..but i think that is was a dick move to paint over Robbos old mural..thats fucked

  • Reply SKEME1973 April 30, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Let’s gooo ROBBO

  • Reply hellrzr1966 May 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Wouldn't it be nice to have the money to book around and play art.

  • Reply DevOD TV May 14, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    It takes a certain level of intelligence to understand Banksy's art.

  • Reply DJ Watkins May 19, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Banksy is a fraud and he's taken you all for fools. He stole all of his ideas from a chap in France, look it up.

  • Reply Daniel Wilson May 22, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Reading festival is not about books !

  • Reply rachid benmoussa June 9, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Banksy is the reason I haven't been sectioned at the madness of this word,My endorphins flow willingly ,thank you my good friend

  • Reply Colm Casey June 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Those stencils must be really hard to use

  • Reply SOUREDRUM June 22, 2019 at 8:16 am

    TEAM ROBBO…………………banksy has no talent.

  • Reply piro June 28, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Fuck banksy king robbo team. Robbo is best

  • Reply Shriio July 20, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Why are you talking to my left ear :/

  • Reply Robert Caffrey July 21, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    If you like Banksy, Gee Vaucher and Winston Smith art then check this out https://youtu.be/5bNWO8sLD7I

  • Reply orco-lowkey July 22, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Robbo > banksy

  • Reply Ryan Gauld July 22, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Team Robbo

  • Reply lui adriazola July 26, 2019 at 4:00 am

    neeh his work is lie shit…

  • Reply Dexter Valentino July 28, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    He’s a joke

  • Reply Anton Levay July 30, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    TEAM ROBBO!

  • Reply Michael Please July 30, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    What about girl with balloon 🎈

  • Reply CrazyMo Show August 1, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    RIP King Robbo you’ll be sadly missed x

  • Reply TimothyTim PSP August 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Sound like u said topless videos at the end there.

  • Reply Rondo Hunter August 4, 2019 at 3:57 am

    I love an artist who paints a message in picture form. Especially one who doesn't take himself or his work as serious as do his fans even.

  • Reply Poka Dots August 4, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Hahahahaha Glasgow is pronounced “glasgo” and you don’t say the h in Birmingham. Fucking Americans 🙄😂

  • Reply B R August 8, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    RIP king ROBBO

  • Reply Mike Gonzalez August 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Team robbo

  • Reply Jay Antonio August 13, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Banksy is trash. Dude took Blek Le Rat style.

  • Reply Dax Tv August 14, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    TEAM ROBBO

  • Reply Dax Tv August 14, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    TEAM ROBBO

  • Reply jack jones August 16, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Stencil Art thats all it is a big con job stolen from a french man

  • Reply King_TORRE_CalChi August 18, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Banksy u a b_tch, king 👑 Robbo rip

  • Reply 1962hellen August 18, 2019 at 6:10 am

    This guy is a dumbass and so is everyone else that follows his stupid art

  • Reply pit man August 18, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Respect to Banksy but Robbo was the man

  • Reply Paul Hendrick August 19, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    “Lovesick “ is one of my favorites .

  • Reply St T. August 20, 2019 at 1:08 am

    You know that Banksy is just a brand and that a group people do this shit for him. The original Banksy probably has little to do with most of the art.

  • Reply MetalMasterdom August 21, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Amazing………ly pointless…worthless…talentless…shit. You people are fucking retarded to be praising this idiot. Grow a fucking brain already…

  • Reply Alex Scott August 22, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Team robbo Fck this pleb

  • Reply Marky McNasty August 24, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Team Robbo

  • Reply Deeench 91 August 25, 2019 at 10:36 am

    He is not the messiah just a very naughty boy

    TEAM ROBBO

  • Reply what a mess August 27, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Glasgow is pronounced glass-gow
    Glass being the northern pronunciation like north uk

  • Reply Viper Storm August 27, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Team Robbo

  • Reply Maddy Forbes August 28, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Banksy if from my home townn

  • Reply one truth August 29, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Banksy is a revolution

  • Reply DonElton August 31, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Banksy is just trolling elitists assholes with great success 😀

  • Reply profsirup August 31, 2019 at 10:45 am

    team robbo

  • Reply John Walters August 31, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Banksy art's very amusing but all quite trivial . Not exactly great art .

  • Reply cs4life25yt September 1, 2019 at 1:00 am

    What a bunch overated trash. Not one artwork (and im being generous for calling it that) provoked a feeling within me. Its just pointless mindless shit for the masses and has no heart whatsover.

  • Reply Sunny Rivero September 6, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    That elephant looks very unhappy

  • Reply Bryan Hutchinson September 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Leave it to the brits to destroy Banksy work! Fuckin troglodytes!! You ppl don't deserve him.

  • Reply gloria anne ng September 7, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Love his Stunts ! Love his genius ! I wish I was at the Central Park Stall for a Bargain Price for his Works ! Feel Bad for the Poor Elephant being painted in pink to match the wall paper ! What is that got to do with the World Hunger ?? Did not get that message !!

  • Reply Yorkshire Pudding September 7, 2019 at 8:11 am

    TEAM ROBBO

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