Without a doubt, the most famous street artist in the world, Banksy, has taken the art world by storm… even when people at first ignored his talents. Now, elite galleries and collectors worldwide vie for his pieces, and photographs of his newest street editions make the rounds of the internet hours after they appear on walls. Here, many of his most famous works are re-created by declared fan Nick Stern using real people to emulate them.
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The series, titled “You are not Banksy,” does an excellent job of emulating the poses and outfits of the original street-based works, from the iconic flower thrower, to the peeing Royal guard and kissing British police officers. Here we look at a side-by-side comparison of his pieces next to Banksy’s originals. For more of Nick Sterns work, check out nickstern.com.