Who is Banksy? Street artist could be forced to reveal true identity

For decades Banksy has daubed his work on the streets under the cover of darkness and kept his identity a closely guarded secret.

But now the graffiti artist, who has built a fortune worth tens of millions of pounds, may be unmasked as part of a £1.3 million legal claim against him in the High Court.

Andrew Gallagher has filed a lawsuit accusing “the artist known as Banksy” of defamation, with the co-defendant named as Pest Control Ltd, the company that sells his artwork.

Gallagher’s company, Brandalised, was involved in a tie-up with the fashion retailer Guess last autumn in which the clothing company used Banksy images.

In a now-deleted post allegedly made on November 18, Banksy’s Instagram account, which has 12 million followers, used

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

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