Semipermanent. Sidney, 2003

Semipermanent is an annual art festival held in Sydney, Australia. Banksy participated with a 12 meter panel. Melbourne’s Burn Crew,  Dmote of Australia, 123Klan of France and Shepard Fairey also participated.

Photos: Gary Trinh and Semi Permanent

Existencilism. Los Angeles, July 2002.

Banksy held his first Los Angeles exhibition, “Existencilism”,  at the 33 1/3 Gallery. It opened on 19 July. Some of his most iconic work saw the light, such as “Love is in the air”, “Queen Victoria” and “Laugh Now”. A few years later he would be back in LA big time with Barely Legal.

Early street art abroad. 2000-2003.

Banksy goes to Barcelona, Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and Israel, where he paints the first stenciled version of the iconic “Love is in the air”.