“For 20 years, the identity of notorious street artist Banksy has been one of the art world’s best-kept secrets,” Riordan Lee reports for Techly. “But now, thanks to some pretty bonkers sleuthing by British scientists at Queen Mary University, that secret has been revealed.”
“The research, which was published in the Journal of Spatial Science, was finally released after a clash with the pseudonymous graffiti artist’s street team,” Lee reports. “It found that Banksy is most likely a man by the name of Robin Gunningham from Bristol, England.”
“The 34-year-old was educated at the prestigious Bristol Cathedral School, somewhat surprising given his anti-establishment streak,” Lee reports. “The enigmatic artist’s former school pal Scott Nurse told The Daily Mail, ‘He was one of three people in my year who were extremely talented at art. I am not at all surprised if he is Banksy.'”
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