Investigator Claims To Have Uncovered Anonymous Street-Artist Banksy

Publish Date
Friday, 2 September 2016, 10:16AM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

A private detective claims to have finally unveiled the identity of street artist Banksy.

Detective Craig Williams, 31, claims Robert ‘RD’ Del Naja, the founder of the chart-topping group Massive Attack, leads a double life as the world-famous graffiti artist.

Banksy’s graffiti artworks are renowned across the world.

Banksy’s graffiti artworks are renowned across the world. Source:Supplied

Here are the reasons why they think they may have unveiled Banksy's identity:

- Del Naja is a Bristolian — the same city in which Banksy first made his name

- Williams has cross-referenced the locations of Banksy’s works around the globe with Massive Attack’s tour dates, and there’s an uncanny numer of similarities.

- Williams isn’t ruling out that the Banksy murals may be a group effort.

”What if Banksy isn’t the one person everyone thinks he is?” said Williams. “What if Banksy is a group of people who have stencilling different locations both at home and abroad?

“Such a rich body of work done over a decade, across the globe, may allow for the suggestion.”

Banksy’s murals have fetched close to $AU1 million at auctions.

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