Banksy could be forced to reveal his real name in court

March 11, 2024

Uh. How can they make Banksy reveal his real name if they don’t know who he is?

Have you heard about this? They’re saying Banksy could be forced to reveal his name if a legal fight over the authenticity of one of his prints ends up in court.

A couple art collectors are taking legal action against Banksy’s company Pest Control, saying the organization won’t confirm the authenticity of the piece Monkey Queen (above).

Nicky Katz and Ray Howse say they’ve asked Pest Control for three years to confirm the piece was made by Banksy. Without confirmation the value drops drastically.

If the dispute goes to court, Banksy could be forced to prove his identity.

People have speculated about who Banksy is since he rose to prominence in the early 2000s.

What do you think about forcing Banksy to give up his identity?


Written by Todd Hancock