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Banksy the rebel on show in Milan

Rome

HIS IDENTITY is a mystery that adds to his allure, but a new exhibition in Italy dedicated to street artist Banksy looks beyond the feverish headlines to explore his works as vehicles for protest.

The solo show, organised by the Museum of Cultures in Milan, is "the first on Banksy organised by a public museum - apart from the one in Bristol put on by the artist, but that was a one-off performance", curator Gianni Mercurio said.

The Italian show was organised without Banksy's say-so and was "very...

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