Graffiti artist Banksy may have made millions from books and sales of his art, but has somehow always managed to keep his identity a secret from the public – until now!
Musician, DJ, and former graffiti artist, Goldie was speaking on a recent podcast about how the mainstream art world cashed in on graffiti art when he said:
After saying Banksy’s first name, Goldie went quiet before quickly changing the subject. So, who is this ‘Robert?
Sources are saying that it is Robert Del Naja, a member of the group Massive Attack and a friend of Goldie’s. The pair even wrote together as graffiti artists back in the late ‘80s.
In fact, Del Naja may be the ringleader of a team of artists who have been working together as a crew to produce ‘Banksy’s’ infamous art. However, Robert has previously denied the accusations, saying:
Despite Del Naja’s denials, people have noticed that banksy’s artwork seems to appear in places where Massive Attack have been performing.
(Robert Del Naja)
Plus, ‘Banksy’ provided the foreword to Del Naja’s book ‘3D and the Art of Marrive Attack.’
We’re not so sure…
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