Banksy is a street artist based in England, active since the 1990s. Their art (often stencils) typically features humorous or satirical images with anti-capitalist and anti-war messages. Until now, Banksy has remained anonymous.

Banksy is known for publicity stunts and interventions. In 2010, Banksy released the film Exit Through the Gift Shop, telling the story of a French street artist, who has widely been speculated to be a hoax. In a 2018 auction, one of Banksy's artworks shredded itself after it just had been sold for over 1 million GBP.