Finding Banksy art in London is like trying to find a needle in a haystack – everyone knows it’s there, but very few people can actually point to it.
Even though Banksy is certainly one of the most famous character of modern art, he definitely fancies the mystery around his work – meaning that despite his popularity, no one knows where he is going to leave his mark next, and what controversial message it’s going to be about. While much of his art has been either destroyed or painted over (or even auctioned!), there are still some of them remaining in the Greater London, which are available for the pleasure of your eyes.
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The map below displays all of the Banksy art in London, their exact location and actual state.
- Blue pins are for still existing pieces.
- Red crosses are still visible but not in their original state.
- Red exclamation points are sadly gone.
View Banksy art in London – Top current London locations (artofthestate.co.uk) in a larger map
I personally never had the chance to see Banksy art, except on the generic t-shirts in Camden Market. Sadly, my favorite works are either destroyed or severely damaged, but I’m sure he is going to come up with more brilliant work and, most importantly, that I will actually be able to see it with my own eyes. Googles Images can only do so much!
Have you seen any of Banksy art in London? Do you have a favorite piece? What is the most interesting street art you’ve seen in Europe or around the world?