The ever-reclusive artist, exclusively known by the pseudonym, “Banksy is not a man of many words as he tends to replace his words with art. Shroud in a veil of anonymity, Banksy interviews aren’t in abundance, and personal information about the artist amounts to not much more than he is probably from Bristol, England. So, any information that provides insight — regardless of how minimal — into the psyche of the elusive stencilist is met with intrigue from fans and art enthusiasts.

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Recently Banksy’s Spy Booth mural, which depicts three trench coat wearing agents spying around a functional telephone both outside of a house in Cheltenham, England, received Grade II property status by the city’s council, making the piece a monument of sorts — prohibiting it from being removed or altered. Upon this classification, Banksy took to his official site to post a short, witty Q&A which you can read below:

What do you think about your graffiti being granted Grade II listed status?

It’s surprising because when I did art at school I got an ‘ungraded’.

What’s the worst thing about Street Art?

Having to make your mistakes in public.

What’s the best thing about Street Art?

Having to make your mistakes in public.

What do you think about people selling the art you put on the street?

As a kid I always dreamt of growing up to be a character in Robin Hood. I just never realised I’d end up playing one of the gold coins.



You can find Khari Clarke in your local pizza shop and on Twitter (@KINGCLARKEIII).