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Mail on Sunday unmasks Banksy

After a year of painstaking and forensic investigation that would have put the Hardy Boys to shame, the Mail on Sunday claims to have discovered the true identity of the world famous graffiti artist Banksy. Step up former public schoolboy Robin Gunningham.

The 34-year-old Bristol native Gunningham attended the £9,240-a-year Bristol Cathedral School and is believed to be the man behind the world famous spray painted images bought by celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The Mail states that Banksy fans will be shocked by the revelation that their 'anti-establishment' hero is actually an ex-public schoolboy.

Not really. All of the hype surrounding the identity of the "guerrilla artist" has become a tad tiresome and the idea that Banksy is a champagne socialist and not a working-class hero is not that surprising. As the artist himself told Swindle magazine a couple of years ago, "it's a pretty safe bet that the reality of me would be a crushing disappointment to a couple of 15-year-old kids out there."

Banksy in action

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