Is Robert Del Naja actually Bansky
1 July, 2017
Give me a bubble letter [a font style in graffiti] and put it on a T-shirt and write Banksy on it and we’re sorted. We can sell it now… No disrespect to Robert, I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over, popular DJ Goldie said of the commodification of graffiti, appearing on a podcast programme recently.
After letting the name slip during the interview, Goldie paused for a few seconds, seemingly disconcerted, before quickly changing the subject. To many people this is the final confirmation of long-time speculations that the man behind Banksy is Robert Del Naja from Masive Attack.
Del Naja, also known as 3D, is a friend of Goldie’s and they were both major influences on the Bristol graffiti scene in the UK in the late 1980s. It was in Bristol that Banksy’s first works appeared in the early 1990s.