For years now it’s been speculated that the identity behind legendary artist Banksy is Bristol’s Robin Gunningham. More recently, however, a new theory has been born, insisting Banksy is artist/musician Robert Del Naja.
That theory may have been confirmed this week as English DJ Goldie referred to Banksy as “Rob” or “Robert” in a new interview.
“For something like graffiti, which has inspired the world with font or anything to do with anyone wearing a baseball cap and fucking sneakers, at its center it is still misunderstood. But give me a bubble letter and put it on a T-shirt and write ‘Banksy’ on it and we’re sorted… We can sell it now,” he said.
“No disrespect to [Rob/Robert], I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over,” the musician went on to say.
Of course, Goldie could have been referencing either Gunningham or Del Naja; the mystery may live on.
Whoops. Goldie might have outed Banksy as “Robert” (Del Naja) on a podcast. Fast-forward to 34 mins here https://t.co/wtL1vPKHBg.
— Kosso ? (@kosso) June 22, 2017