Whilst in Amsterdam with my wife recently & having some spare time on our hands, we thought we'd go along & see an exhibition of world renown street artist phenomenon, Banksy, who has an exhibition at the Moco Museum over there. Banksy, whoever he is, is an 'anti-capitalist' (get the joke?), meaning of course he is a socialist. His work is infested with socialist propaganda, I did take many photo's but have deleted them since so I'll have to rely on what I find on the internet to make my point.
Perhaps Banksy's most famous work is his West Bank(sy) Wall 'art', this is taken from;
'Banksy Israeli Wall Art Work......In typical graffiti fashion, the work was discovered by passersby after the famous artist has left the scene. Bansky used the wall to paint his sometimes subversive artwork in 2005. The Palestinian art collection, a total of 9 pieces, was cataloged before counter graffiti artists began painting over the work. This made it difficult to account for all nine pieces by name & date of completion. Some of the paintings were never given official names but are merely described by the art content itself. Some want to include additional paintings on nearby Palestinian & Israeli walls & buildings as part of Banksy's Palestinian work. Whether there are simply nine or more, all serve the point of bringing notice to the often less than popular wall & its plight.'
The entry for 'Subversive' in dictionary.com reads;
- 'adjective 1. Also, subversionary [suh b-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-]
(Show IPA). tending or intending to subvert or overthrow, destroy, or undermine an established or existing system, especially a legally constituted government or a set of beliefs.
Synonyms for 'Subversive' in thesaurus.com include;
'traitorous, treacherous, seditious, destructive'. In that order
The article continues; 'Many on the West Bank became upset & a little less than comfortable when Banksy's urban street art began appearing. Banksy graffiti in Palestine is seen as an intrusion by many'. .......I wonder why? I wonder why Banksy didn't choose the Israeli side of the wall to depict scenes of house demolition, air strikes & the like? Presumably the Israeli security clearance he needed to get in & out without public detection wouldn't allow for the time required for such a job, or maybe he was asked by the Palestinian authorities to fly in & do the job, for which he'd need Israeli security clearance? One is reminded of this Monty Python sketch - https://youtu.be/vsawP_Ew0r4
As an apprentice decorator in my teens (late 80's) I worked at a maximum security prison in the hospital department in Yorkshire, England. There, we were asked to paint coloured squares on the walls of the few cells that were about, when someone said to the guards, 'Won't that do their heads in?', the guard replied, 'Yes, that's the idea'. No doubt the prisoners progress was being monitored by psychologists, or 'soul-scientists' in Alchemy, like the Palestinians reaction to Banksy's Psy-Op was.
In the basement of Banksy's gallery in Amsterdam is a mini Salvador Dali exhibition. Dali openly admitted his artwork was a form of Alchemy, as is most surrealist art, as is many other strands of art including music, even comedy, as it plays upon the subconscious. For example, in comedy a political statement may be veiled in satire as was probably the case in the Monty Python film 'The Life Of Brian' above mentioned, a brilliant piece of work but with serious anti-religious undertones, their first film it may be remembered was the quest for..... 'The Holy Grail' (soul, illumination etc in the Mysteries).
Banksy, if he/they have Israeli security clearance is obviously an agent of the Security Forces. He advocates graffiti, which is the 'hook' adolescents fall for, whereupon they are hit with the subliminal socialist propaganda thereafter. To give an indication of where we are at in terms of British modern art, a huge statue of 'Pazuzu', the Babylonian demon famously depicted in the anti-religious, 1973, CIA film, 'The Exorcist' was recently placed on a roof at the British Institute Of Contemporary Art in London.
A former director of the British Institute Of Contemporary Art in London was none other than English surrealist comedian & Monty Python collaborator Peter Cook. Cook was a huge influence on British comedy including the Pythons & was also heavily involved in the music industry, John Lennon for e.g. would be a regular guest on Cook's 1960's TV show, 'Not Only.....But Also' where he would occasionally read his surrealist poetry, & it was, I believe from people like Cook that Lennon received his conviction/brainwashing perhaps to set about Christianity in the way he did. Cook attended Cambridge University, as did some of the Pythons, as did Aleister Crowley, as did Sir Francis Bacon, Charles Darwin, you name it, whereas Lennon only made it as far as the Liverpool College of Art. Cambridge has been the font for 'subversive' activity in Britain for 100's of years now, the infamous British spy ring during the latter half of the 20th Cen stemmed from Cambridge, which may have contributed to Anthony C Suttons charge in the 1970's that British Intelligence had been taken over by the Russians via the Masonic lodges. So if there's a mysterious anti-capitalist Britain going round the world spraying subversive, socialist propaganda everywhere called 'Banksy', then one can be sure in this day & age that he/her/they could not be in operation without the assistance of the security forces nor remain incognito with art exhibitions all over the continent.
Concerning speculations as to Banksy's true identity, in an article on the 5th JUNE 2016 in the Daily Telegraph reads;
'Paul Horner, originally from Liverpool, is another name in the hat. His identity as Banksy was "revealed" after he was arrested by Metropolitan Police at his studio (this was a hoax).
Mr Brainwash - or comical street artist Thierry Guetta - is another candidate. He appeared in the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, which has led people to believe he was a hoax created by Banksy or that he is Banksy.
Banksy could be artist Damien Hirst's alter ego. The pair collaborated for the piece Keeping It Spotless, which features a French maid sweeping under a spot painting.
After years of assumptions that the most famous guerrilla artist alive is a man, he could be a woman. There are also suggestions that the street artist is a collective of seven  artists or could not exist at all.
Who are his inspirations? Banksy was inspired by the French stencil artist Blek le Rat his fellow Bristolian 3D (or Robert Del Naja), who went on to form Massive Attack'.
My contention would be alternative candidate & 'fellow Bristolian 3D (or Robert Del Naja)' is more than likely one of the crew, 'Del Naja met the Hoping Foundation's Karma Nabulsi three years ago, when he DJed at a benefit concert headlined by Primal Scream. In 2005, he almost accompanied graffiti artist Banksy on a trip to the West Bank. "I figured that he was drawing attention to the barrier in the right way, but for me to go there would have looked like a cheap publicity stunt,".
Can you imagine the conversation;
'(B) Hello Rob
(3D) Hello Banks, where you off?
(B) To Israel to vandalise the West Bank Wall they've just erected, but I need someone to foot the ladder
(3D) I'll do it
(B) Good lad, & don't worry, it's the Palestinians we'll be annoying not the Israeli's.....
Well here's someone else that knows him at least, & judging by Massive Attacks soulless, cretinous, monotonous, braindead, shite music, cheesy political leanings & dodgy cultural affiliations, it'd have to be someone from this kind of colourless background behind Banksy's world of NAFF.
The mind boggles......