A sell out. Somebody who comprimises their integrity, morality and principles for money. It is commonly associated with attempts to increase mass appeal or acceptability to mainstream society. A person who does this, as opposed to following the original path they laid out for themself, suffers immediate loss of respect. The term comes from the prime example; Banksy, the UK based graffiti artist who writes of anti-consumerism and then goes on to make himself one of the most commercially successful brand names in the art world.
Dave: "Hey Kev, you still into Green Day?"
Kev: "Hell no Dave, after their American Idiot Album they've gone a bit Banksy"
Perhaps the greatest stencil artist ever he parades his works around Britain quite illegally. He defaces monuments, spray paints animals and generally bugs people off.
I sware to god I saw Bansky the other day, but who the hell knows. Could be anyone, even old Thatcher herself.
bank·sy (bank see)
1. A generic term for stenciled street art.
2. A general slang term for easily done street art
that mimics commercial advertising.
3. A term used to describe a graffiti artist who has "sold out" by becoming financially successful through the system he originally spoke out against.
"yo, did you see that banksy Pablo did on the school bus? Total wack
"Several banksy style images have appeared in the run up to the election, including a print of David Cameron" - wired.com
a sexual maneuver where you film your partner on CCTV while wearing a monkey mask and decrying the police state
I pulled a banksy on some whore last night then uploaded the footage to youporn.
A trite political statement painted on someone else's property
A sexual or pseudosexual act of rejection. The rejected partner is woken in the early hours of the morning preferably whilst sleeping on white bedding and subjected to a high-pressure curry fart to the head, permanently silhouetting their shocked expression into the pillow. For a true 'banksy' one must accuse them of not getting the joke afterwards.
"I did a Banksy last night"
"She was getting right on my tits so I Banksied her and then left a shit on her radiator"
Banksy is one of the most famous and possibly the best stencil graffitist ever. He was inspired by Blek le Rat and has been graffiting since a very young age. Almost all of his work is designed to mirror and satire goverment
and modern socioty. He is NOT a sell out, his books were written to promote his issues and to explain his mindset to his fans and all the money he makes from selling signed canvases is well earnt. A true hero of freedom of speech
Hay dude, you seen the Banksy round the back of that Starbucks? Its the sandwhich board monkey!
Shagging for hours on end with out saying one word whilst drinking a respectable amount of alcohol.
Doing a Banksy includes Going over to a chosen females house in the evening and just fucking til 6.00pm the next day without saying a single word.