He was behind a famous hoax in 2004, where Photoshopped copies of Paris Hilton’s album were distributed in HMV shops.
The same year, he created and distributed fake £10 notes.
This piece was commissioned by Bono when it was a guest editor at The Independent
He has had 6 exhibitions since 2002. These are Existencilism, 2002, LA. Turf War, 2003, London. Barely Legal, LA, 2006. Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill, 2008, New York. The Cans Festival, 2008 London. Banksy vs Bristol Museum, 2009, Bristol.
The highest ever price for a Banksy work at auction was over £102,000 for his piece “Bombing Middle England”.
He visited New Orleans in August 2008, marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But some of the pieces are now gone. Banksy told Time Out: “In New Orleans I painted on a dilapidated shop in a street littered with abandoned cars and rotting mattresses, then two hours later the piece was gone. It turned out I’d picked the side of a crack house and the proprietor didn’t like the attention.”
He designed the cover of Blur’s Think Tank.
He was nominated for an Oscar for his 2010 documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop.
He illustrated the opening credits to The Simpsons in 2010.
In 2007, a photo purporting to be of Banksy was released.