The legendary street artist rose to popularity because of his controversial opinions and provocative messages, contributing to his secretive persona. And while we still don’t know who he truly is, we do have a few clues. You’ll find some of these tidbits of info at the powerful ‘Banky Was Here’ exhibition, where over 80 of the artist’s pieces live on the walls of 901 Market Street Suite 1150.
Ready to get a glimpse into Banksy’s genius? Grab your tickets here before the experience leaves Philly on May 7.
While we’re big fans of Banksy’s iconic pieces, there are some we don’t know as well. At ‘Banksy Was Here’, you won’t just marvel at the legendary ‘Love Is In The Air’, ‘Balloon Girl’ and ‘Flower Thrower’ — you’ll also come face-to-face with the artist’s original art across mixed media. Prints, sculptures… Banksy has more than one trick under his sleeve and you’ll find all that exclusive content at Philly’s latest dedicated exhibition.
The curated experience presents never-before-seen revelations and an add-on VR journey that will guide you through the artist’s personal story and career. Since the 90s, Banksy has been an integral part of street art around the globe, showcasing socio-political statements with pride. These controversial works have circled through multiple countries, often shocking viewers but always challenging the status quo.
Being able to witness some of the artist’s genuine pieces at ‘Banksy Was Here’ feels gratifying, since many of his works have been placed under lock and key. Attendees have noted how special it felt to come this close to Banksy’s pieces. One visitor noted:
Banksy exhibit was incredible lesson on UK perspective of the 2000s. The art work is critical in our modern Era, I am grateful for the exhibit in Philadelphia.