Art Brokerage: Banksy aka Robin Banks British Graffiti Artist: B. 1974. Grafitti artist Banksy is a graffiti artist from Bristol, UK, whose artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Despite this he carefully manages to keep his real name from the mainstream media. However, many newspapers assert that his real name is Robert or Robin Banks. Banksy, despite not calling himself an artist, has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, often in combination with a distinctive stenciling technique, to promote alternative aspects of politics from those promoted by the mainstream media. Recently Banksy played a prank in New York and set up a booth to sell his artwork. Art Brokerage has buyers for his original paintings and prints. Listings Wanted.