Behind the Crimes
Behind the Crimes with Robert Murphy
Uncovering Banksy

Uncovering Banksy

How I uncovered a unique interview with the world's most-secretive artist

Who is Banksy? It is a question that has taunted the art world for two decades.

As a graffiti-artist, he has committed criminal damage. Which is why I’m including him in Behind the Crimes.

I uncovered a ‘lost’ interview with the secretive stenciller.

When researching the artist’s background, I came across an old report which had lain in a tape archive for more than a decade and a half. Even the journalist who had interviewed the then-unknown Banksy had forgotten about it - even though he had seen the artist’s face without a mask.

Today, Banksy could genuinely claim to be the world’s most famous artist. Some of his work sells for tens of millions of dollars.

But no-one knows what he looks like.

So this ‘lost’ interview I discovered has now become an important part of modern art history.

When I found it I had no idea it would set me on a trail that would lead to direct contact with the artist himself.

In this one-off special, I’m telling you the story behind the discovery.

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Behind the Crimes with Robert Murphy
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