Considered an inspiration by some and a vandal by others, street artist Banksy defied the conventions of art and courted controversy throughout his career. Using satirical and subversive images that he stenciled on large billboards, underground train stations, and even world-famous landmarks such as the West Bank barrier, Banksy gained infamy and a loyal following made up of art snobs, Hollywood celebrities, and disenfranchised urban youth. Yet with his large-scale and highly controversial creations, very few people could confirm Banksy's true identity. The enigmatic artist rarely gave interviews and never came out in public, even during his own gallery exhibitions. His directorial debut, "Exit Through the Gift Shop" (2010), documented his guerilla-style exploits - from creating counterfeit bills to painting a real-life elephant to resemble tacky wallpaper - and established Banksy as one of the most compelling and influential artists of his time.