Banksy’s Real Identity May Finally Have Been Revealed

Although he has achieved worldwide success as a street artist and political activist, Banksy’s real identity has always been a mystery. However, there is now speculation that English DJ and graffiti artist Goldie has inadvertently revealed the famous artist’s identity.

In a recent interview, Goldie referred to the elusive artist as ‘Rob’, who many believed to be Robert Del Naja, a graffiti artist and founding member of trip-hop group Massive Attack.

Like Banksy, Del Naja has been openly critical of social and political issues. For instance, Massive Attack has in the past refrained from playing in Israel as a protest against the current government.

Banksy recently opened The Walled Off Hotel—the hotel with the ‘worst view in the world’—in the West Bank.

It is not the first time Robert Del Naja has been linked to the mysterious artist. Last year, a journalist prompted intrigue when it was noted that Banksy’s artwork seemed to materialize wherever Massive Attack was touring.

It is amazing that Banksy has managed to stay anonymous for so long—and even more so if he and Robert Del Naja are one and the same, considering the international success of Massive Attack.

View some of Banksy’s iconic work below.

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on May 7, 2017 at 6:44am PDT

: Queens

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:21am PDT

– A frozen moment

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Mar 20, 2017 at 3:04pm PDT

Untied Kingdom.

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 10, 2017 at 5:27am PDT

[via CNN Style, images via Shutterstock]
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Banksy’s Real Identity May Have Finally Been Revealed

Although he has achieved worldwide success as a street artist and political activist, Banksy’s real identity has always been a mystery. However, there is now speculation that English DJ and graffiti artist Goldie has inadvertently revealed the famous artist’s identity.

In a recent interview, Goldie referred to the elusive artist as ‘Rob’, who many believed to be Robert Del Naja, a graffiti artist and founding member of trip-hop group Massive Attack.

Like Banksy, Del Naja has been openly critical of social and political issues. For instance, Massive Attack has in the past refrained from playing in Israel as a protest against the current government.

Banksy recently opened The Walled Off Hotel—the hotel with the ‘worst view in the world’—in the West Bank.

It is not the first time Robert Del Naja has been linked to the mysterious artist. Last year, a journalist prompted intrigue when it was noted that Banksy’s artwork seemed to materialize wherever Massive Attack was touring.

It is amazing that Banksy has managed to stay anonymous for so long—and even more so if he and Robert Del Naja are one and the same, considering the international success of Massive Attack.

View some of Banksy’s iconic work below.

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on May 7, 2017 at 6:44am PDT

: Queens

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:21am PDT

– A frozen moment

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Mar 20, 2017 at 3:04pm PDT

Untied Kingdom.

A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 10, 2017 at 5:27am PDT

[via CNN Style, images via Shutterstock]
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Instagram is trying to get a little more personal with a favorite friends list


Instagram is rethinking the way you share on the platform. According to a report by The Verge, the company is testing a feature that allows you to share photos with just a limited group of friends – and Instagram will be a lot better for it. Currently, you have little in the way of privacy controls on Instagram. You can either make your account public and share with everyone, or make it private so that all your photos are only visible by the people you approve. That doesn’t allow for much nuance. It’s reasonable that you might be happy sharing…

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Avoid these mistakes when closing a big business deal


As a salesperson, you have one thing on your mind: closing as many deals as possible. Regardless of how much time you put into the sales process, it all comes down to the “final push.” This is when you negotiate, discuss the finer details, and do whatever it takes to close the deal. There is nothing more stressful than this. Have you struggled to close deals in the past? Are you wondering what you’re doing wrong? By reviewing your past strategy, you can make changes to help boost your conversion rate in the future. One thing you must absolutely do…

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Nude Bodies Get Hidden In Some Of The World’s Most Pricey, Famous Artworks

‘$119,900,000’ inspired by ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch. Image by Trina Merry and featured with permission

It comes with little surprise that US President Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts has evoked the ire from artists in the country.

In response to this controversial decision, New York body paint artist Trina Merry launched ‘Lust of Currency’—in aims of drawing attention to art, as well as its flourishing market.

The collection features 20 of the world’s most expensive and famous paintings—including ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch—each photographed with a naked model camouflaged within the piece.

Merry explains on her website, “How do we value art? Is it by a work’s historical significance, its popularity, or by how much someone is willing to pay for it? This series examines some of the most expensive works of art and are titled by how much, approximately, a collector paid for the work.”

“During a period of a record Dow Jones high and in an era where the USA has a millionaire president (but the National Endowment for the Arts is being discontinued) how will the art economy change? What will be the new role of the artist? How are auctions, art fairs and the Internet changing the market and the way we see art? We examine who are the people behind this arts economy.”

See some of her pieces from the collection below and view more over on her website.

‘$179,400,000’ inspired by ‘Les Femmes dAlger’ by Pabo Picasso. Image by Trina Merry and featured with permission

‘$127,500,000’ inspired by ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci. Image by Trina Merry and featured with permission

‘$118,000,000’ inspired by ‘Reclining Nude With Blue Cushion’ by Amedeo Modigliani. Image by Trina Merry and featured with permission

‘$135,000,000’ inspired by ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer’ by Gustav Klimt. Image by Trina Merry and featured with permission

‘$200,000,000’ inspired by ‘Number 17A’ by Jackson Pollock. Image by Trina Merry and featured with permission

[via Design You Trust, images by Trina Merry and featured with permission]
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Watch: The Birth Of The Camera Phone, As Told Via Witty, Entertaining Short Film

[Click here to view the video in this article]

On 11 June 1997, the world as you’d known it without the camera phone would change forever. Philippe Kahn had just taken his pregnant wife to the hospital, where she gave birth to their daughter, Sophie, while Kahn gave life to the first ever camera phone photo.

The story is told through this witty short film titled 1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone, from Conscious Minds and directed by Jonathan Ignatius Green.

“The impetus for this invention was the birth of Kahn’s daughter, when he jerry-rigged a mobile phone with a digital camera and sent photos in real time. In 2016 Time Magazine included Kahn’s first camera phone photo in their list of the 100 most influential photos of all time.”

Have a chuckle via the short film below.

[via Conscious Minds, images via video screenshot]
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Cash in as a freelancer – advice on pricing, pitching, persuading and more…

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With the help of the co-founders of Pictoplasma, CA also investigates the vibrant world of character design with an inspiring journey through the four hottest trends to watch out for this year.

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