By guest blogger: Deniz Caglar
Finding Banksy art in London – or anywhere, is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Certainly everyone knows it’s somewhere, but very few people can actually point to it.
Even though Banksy is one of the most trending characters of today’s street art world, the artist definitely fancies the mystery surrounding his pieces. Regardless of his popularity, no one knows where he will leave his mark next, and what controversial message it will convey. While much of his art has been either damaged, destroyed or painted over (or even sold at auction for reportedly 1.1 million dollars!), there are still some remaining in the Greater London area which are available for your pleasure.
The map below displays the exact location of Banksy’s street art in London. Blue pins denote existing pieces, red crosses indicate visible works that are not in their original condition, and red exclamation points are works that have sadly disappeared.
Click here for a larger, interactive map that reveals the specific works in the above locations.
Unfortunately, my favourite Banksy works have been severely damaged or even destroyed, but there’s no doubt the vigilante artist is hard at work to produce more.
If you want to know more about Banksy’s work, make sure to get Banksy Location and Tours by Martin Bull, essential for any urban street art fan.
Deniz Caglar studies Art Criticism, Communication and Curation at Central Saint Martins College of Art Design in London. Visit her website at www.denizcaglar.com