Outlaw art artists wanted by the law
Banksy: When it comes to criminal art, graffiti is the first medium that comes to mind.
Banksy: Banksy is the most famous graffiti artist in the world by a long shot.
Banksy: Banksy’s art now sells for millions at auction, but he’s still a wanted man.
Shepard Fairey: Shepard Fairey has a similar reputation to Banksy.
Shepard Fairey: In 2009, Fairey was arrested on the way to a premiere of his exhibition in Boston.
M.F. Husain (1915-2011): Husain had already chosen self-imposed exile from India after decades of intimidation, death threats, and violent attacks.
M.F. Husain (1915-2011): M.F. Husain was a renowned Indian artist who habitually scandalized and offended the Hindu conservatives of his country.
Caravaggio (1571-1610): Caravaggio’s work has a brutal quality to it that captures acts of violence and true human suffering with startling immediacy.
Caravaggio (1571-1610): He spent most of his working life in Rome, but had to flee the city in 1606 after killing a man during a fight in a piazza.
Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571):Compared to Benvenuto Cellini, Caravaggio was a saint.