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UK NewsStreet artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time

06:50  17 july  2019
06:50  17 july  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Street artist Banksy has been named the UK’s favourite artist of all time in a recent poll.

The world-famous artist, known for daubing his works on buildings, walls and bridges, beat off competition from the likes of Monet and Van Gogh to top the table of favourite artists of all-time.

A poll of more than 2,000 UK adults, carried out by YouGov for Homes and Antiques magazine, asked respondents to name their favourite artist of all time.

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As well as topping the table Banksy - who hit the headlines in October after his work ‘Girl With Balloon’ shredded itself straight after it was sold for more than £1m at auction - was the only living artist to make the top ten.

The top 20 included artists from various eras from the 14th century right up to the modern-day.

Homes and Antiques editor Mel Sherwood said: “It is both surprising and exciting to see Banksy at the top of this poll.

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Banksy has been named the UK ’ s favourite artist of all time , fighting off competition from the likes of Claude Monet and Henry Moore to take the top The anonymous street artist ’s political proclamations evidently chime with the Great British Public, and Homes & Antiques editor Mel Sherwood thinks that

Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy ’ s art can impact any location at any given moment. His identity remains unknown, even after over 20 years of being involved with the graffiti scene.

Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time
Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time

“His appearance in the top spot is reflective of the current popularity of street art, which is a burgeoning collecting area.”

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Art blog featuring the best street art , artist interviews and contemporary art from London and My personal favourite out of all the Banksy comparisons is that of miniature artist Roy’ s People who jps is a up and coming artist who is compared to banksy all the time everytime he paints they say its

She added: “This enigmatic character has done so much to make art accessible – he takes it out of the gallery walls and onto the streets, literally.

“And with his dark sense of humour and secretive approach, he truly has captured the hearts, minds and gaze of the nation.

Street artist Banksy named UK's favourite artist of all time © Provided by Oath Inc. FILE - In this file photo dated Dec, 20, 2018, showing an artwork by Banksy on the side of a garage depicts a child dressed for snow playing in the falling ash and smoke from a skip fire, in Port Talbot, Wales. The artwork has been sold to an Essex art dealer for a "six-figure sum", although the mural will stay in its current location for about two-years, it is revealed Friday Jan. 18, 2019. (Ben Birchall/PA FILE via AP)

Earlier this month, a newly-unearthed news report from 2003 claimed to show Banksy speaking on camera ahead of his Turf War exhibition 16 years ago.

Here is the top 20 from the YouGov poll carried out for Homes & Antiques magazine:-

  1. Banksy

  2. Claude Monet

  3. Vincent Van Gogh

  4. John Constable

  5. Leonardo Da Vinci

  6. JMW Turner

  7. Picasso

  8. Salvador Dali

  9. JS Lowry

  10. Michaelangelo

  11. Rembrandt

  12. David Hockney

  13. Henry Moore

  14. Rodin

  15. Jack Vettriano

  16. Andy Warhol

  17. Caravaggio

  18. Degas

  19. Magritte

  20. Anthony Gormley

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