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People have always asked the question; what is art and who or what is an artist? Simply put, an artist is someone who makes art. The terms of being an artist have never been entirely clear. Are artists self-defined? Must they make money off their creative work (a certain amount)? What kinds of creative work count? Can you be a professional artist if you spend 30 hours a week doing something besides making art?

As one of the modern world’s most controversial street artist, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture. His work is one of the most easily identifiable and tends to have a profound impact on any location. For years his identity was largely unknown. He has worked with numerous types of street art media and his work often includes many powerful, often controversial images gaining an impressive viral status.