Why Is Real Banksy Just a Contemporary Myth?

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What if real Banksy doesn’t exist? Has such an idea ever crossed your mind? Given the popularity of the world-famous artist and its total anonymity, he resembles a ghost, a contemporary legend existing only in the heads of people. The only problem is that new murals cannot paint themselves.

Let’s set assumptions aside. Does Banksy’s identity really matter? The media meticulously analyzes every artist’s step, while many people—fans included—hope to catch the stencil painter red-handed. But does it make sense? Here is why the contemporary world of art doesn’t need to know Banksy’s real name and why his anonymity is actually a fairly positive thing?
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