London, England, street artist Banksy is already famous for quite a few things: leaving painted political messages in the West Bank; displaying a live, completely painted elephant at a 2006 show in Los Angeles, California, and a sharp sense of humor.
British graffiti artist Banksy has launched an art exhibition in Bethlehem that he hopes will focus attention on the poverty of the West Bank and draw tourists to the traditional birthplace of Christianity.
Banksy is Britain's most wanted artist -- his art sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but he continues to use public spaces as his main canvas, while all the time keeping his identity a secret.
A few years ago, the artist known as Banksy was just another anonymous graffiti punk plastering his work on London city streets. Today, Sotheby's auctions off his art for six figures, and early collectors are taking their Banksys to the bank.