Discover 11 of Banksy's Most Famous Murals

Explore the mysterious graffiti artist's work around the world

By Google Arts & Culture

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The mysterious graffiti artist has been creating work on buildings and walls around the world for almost 30 years. Join us on a virtual street art tour...

The French Embassy, London

This mural appeared outside of the French embassy in London as part of Banksy's series about the Calais Jungle.

Falling Shopper, London

"The Falling Shopper" is painted around seven meters above the ground on Bruton Lane. It's one of the best preserved examples of Banksy's work as it's too far off the ground to vandalize.

Well Hung Lover, Bristol

Despite also being raised above ground level, this piece portraying a naked man hanging from a window to avoid being caught with his lover fell victim to a vandal wielding a paint gun.

The Royal Family, London

This mural on the side of a wall in Stoke Newington was almost painted over by workmen until local protesters saved it from being completely erased.

The Mild Mild West, Bristol

The anti-establishment mural "The Mild Mild West" depicts a teddy bear throwing a Molotov cocktail at three police, in response to riot police shutting down unlicensed raves in Bristol.

The Girl With The Pierced Eardrum, Bristol

A parody of Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", the use of an alarm box as a piercing showcases how Banksy often makes use of existing objects in his murals.

Fishing Boy, London

Although quite faded, you can still make out this stencil of a little boy fishing a syringe out of the River Thames in Bermondsey, London.

You Don't Need Planning..., Bristol

"You Don't Need Planning Permission To Build Castles in The Sky" is another example of Banksy playing with existing features of the landscape and artfully making the plain brick wall look like a smiling face.

Cat and Dog, Bristol

More colorful than some of his other pieces, this mural of a dog graffitiing a wall is an example of Banksy's early work.

Umbrella Girl, New Orleans

Banksy's "Umbrella Girl" has been covered with perspex to protect it from damage and theft. The image is a reference to Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the area in 2005.

Yellow Lines Flower Painter, London

The yellow flower was originally an extension of the double yellow lines on the road. You can still make out the outline of the painter crouched next to it, although it has largely been hidden by graffiti tags.

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