Banksy exhibition in Weston-super-Mare

Banksy's Dismaland on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare is being dismantled after a hugely successful five week run. 155,000 visited the exhibition which is thought to have brought a £20 million boost to the town's economy. The wood from the exhibits is being taken to Calais to make shelters for the refugees.

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Top 10 things you never knew about Banksy

  • Many people think Banksy is a man called Robert Gunningham, but he has managed to keep his true identity a secret.
  • He started off as a freehand graffiti artist and in the early nineties he was a member of the DryBreadZ Crew of Bristol.
  • His iconic stencil style was inspired by a fellow Bristolian - 3D, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack.
  • He has had six exhibitions since 2002.
  • Christina Aguilera, Damien Hirst and Angelina Jolie own some of his work.
Banksy is known for printing his own £10 notes Credit: Upfest
  • The highest ever auction price for a Banksy work was more than £102,000 for his “Bombing Middle England”.
  • In 2004 he created and distributed fake £10 notes.
  • He's painted several pieces in Bethlehem and the West Bank.
  • He illustrated the opening credits to The Simpsons in 2010.
  • Around 27 Banksy works have been destroyed or damaged.

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