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Banksy Could be Massive Attack Frontman, Says Report

AFP Relaxnews

First published: September 4, 2016, 1:43 PM IST | Updated: September 4, 2016
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Banksy Could be Massive Attack Frontman, Says Report
Now it seems like the two people might be one and the same.

Secretive British street artist Banksy could be none other than the frontman from British trip-hop band Massive Attack, according to a newly emerging theory that links the pair's global whereabouts.

A theory by Craig Williams is now gaining momentum, linking fresh Banksy artworks from around the world with Massive Attack concerts in the same areas.

Specifically, Banksy pieces found or shown in Melbourne, Australia (March 2003), in Disneyland and Los Angeles (September 2006), again in Melbourne (March to April 2010), in San Francisco, Toronto, and Boston (May 2010), and New York (September to October 2013) can all be tied to stops on Massive Attack tours.

Like Banksy, Massive Attack co-founder Robert Del Naja has been recognized for his ability as a street artist, Banksy acknowledging Del Naja's impact on his own development.

robert del naja

Supporting the theory is a geographic profiling analysis published in March (via Guardian UK) indicating Banksy was, like Del Naja, from Bristol, southwest England; that line of thinking identified the anonymous mural-maker as ex-public schoolboy Robin Gunningham, in agreement with a British tabloid newspaper report from 2008 (Daily Mail).

And Banksy wrote an introduction for Del Naja's "3D and the Art of Massive Attack," published 2015.

Now it seems like the two people might be one and the same.

Or, perhaps less excitingly, Gunningham has been making sure his global travels cross paths with those of his friends in Massive Attack.

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